Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano at La Liga was exciting and sprung an unexpected surprise. Barcelona suffered a shock defeat in the hands of 14th placed Rayo Vallecano on Sunday in the La Liga. The exciting match at Camp Nou ended with Rayo winning 1-0. Rayo truly surprised Barcelona with an unexpected win.
Barcelona have suffered three consecutive loses in the same season for the first time in their illustrious history after this unexpected 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Alvaro Garcia struck the only goal of the game after just seven minutes, with Barcelona struggling to build attacking momentum during much of the contest. Still, Barca hit the woodwork toward the end of both halves, while Gavi had a strong penalty appeal rejected as the clock neared the 90-minute mark.
A victory could have helped second-placed Barca rise up to 66 points and minimise the gap with table-toppers Real Madrid to 12 points. Barcelona might have crashed out of Europa League but a respectable finish in the domestic league can be a consolation for the fans and supporters.
Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano : Rayo Vallecano jumps to 11th Spot after tasting victory
The victory for Rayo Vallecano against Barcelona will mean that Andoni Iraola’s men can jump to the 11th spot in the La Liga standings. Rayo Vallecano will come into the fixture after securing a 0-1 win against Espanyol, in their last match.
The result also means 11th-placed Rayo have completed the league double over Barca for the first time, following their 1-0 home win in October.
Barcelona’s stuttering form has effectively ended their long-shot hopes of catching Real Madrid at the top of the standings and means their fierce rivals can now clinch the league title with either a draw or win at home to Espanyol on Saturday.
Barcelona remain second in the table, level on points with Sevilla and two points clear of Atletico Madrid. Xavi Hernandez’s side will still be looking somewhat nervously over their shoulders with fifth-placed Real Betis six points behind. Only the top four teams qualify for next season’s Champions League.