PREVIEW. 07/11/2022. Rodrigo Salamanca
With the Champions League having concluded its Group Stage, it's back to LaLiga action for Real Madrid, who head to Rayo Vallecano on matchday thirteen in the league for their last away game before the World Cup break (9:00pm CET). The aim, an eleventh win of the campaign to remain top of the table.
Carlo Ancelotti's team come into the clash with confidence sky-high following an impressive performance against Celtic. Tonight, they'll be looking to continue their fine form on the road at Vallecas. Madrid have won six successive games away from the Bernabéu and are the only team in the competition to boast a 100% away record..
Video.All eyes on victory in Vallecas
"We'll have to be at our best to beat Rayo", commented Carlo Ancelotti in the pre-match press conference. Included in the squad to face Rayo Vallecano are Vini Jr. and Valverde, Real Madrid's joint leading scorers in LaLiga with six each so far - both players also found the net in the 5-1 thrashing of Celtic.
Iraola's team start the week halfway up the table with five wins, three draws and four defeats. The Vallecas outfit welcome Real Madrid in the middle of a four-match unbeaten run and two wins on the bounce, against Sevilla (0-1) and Cádiz (5-1). Lejeune and Isi, with three goals apiece, are Rayo's top marksmen.