Bellingham quiet as Real Madrid fail to break down stubborn Rayo at the Bernabéu

Bellingham quiet as Real Madrid fail to break down stubborn Rayo at the Bernabéu

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 23:13 - 05.11.2023

Real Madrid missed the chance to go back to the top of LaLiga after a 0-0 home draw against Rayo Vallecano.

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How it happened

Real came into this game brimming on the back of last weekend's Clasico win and almost broke the deadlock within the opening six minutes when Federico Valverde pounced on Unai López’s poor pass before seeing his shot saved by Stole Dimitrievski. 

Shortly after, the hosts were given a scare when newly-crowned Kopa Trophy winner Jude Bellingham went down unchallenged, clutching his shoulder, but he returned to the fray after brief treatment.

As the game went on, Madrid continued to probe but there was no headway, although Ancelotti's men thought they had broken the deadlock when Vinicius Junior tapped home, but striker Joselu was clearly offside in the build-up. 

Although further opportunities arrived via Rodrygo and Alaba, Madrid were unable to turn their dominance into three points.