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Real Madrid's Goal Drought Continues Amid Girona's Lead

 Real Madrid's Goal Drought Continues Amid Girona's Lead

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid
Toni Kroos of Real Madrid Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid disappointed during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on November 5, 2023 in Madrid Spain(Image-Getty) 

Real Madrid's Goal Drought Continues with Stalemate against Rayo Vallecano:

Real Madrid's ambitions were thwarted as they settled for a frustrating 0-0 draw at home against Rayo Vallecano. Despite a dominant display and relentless pressure that resulted in an impressive 22 shots, the hosts failed to find the back of the net, marking the first goalless game of their season. This outcome placed Carlo Ancelotti's team in the second spot on the table, trailing unexpectedly strong leaders Girona by two points, following Girona's impressive 4-2 triumph over Osasuna.

While Barcelona secured a dramatic 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad, securing third place with 27 points, Ancelotti remained composed, stating, "I'm not worried about not scoring, we've tried in many ways, it hasn't worked out and that can happen." Despite the disappointment, Ancelotti praised his team's positive attitude and numerous opportunities, emphasizing the match's overall quality.

Rayo Vallecano's solid defensive performance, led by goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski, proved pivotal in thwarting Real Madrid's attempts, including notable saves from Federico Valverde and Joselu. Vinicius Jr's disallowed goal due to an earlier offside added to Real Madrid's frustrations, highlighting the fine margins of the game.

Reflecting on the match, Rayo striker Raul de Tomas expressed pride in his team's comprehensive effort, acknowledging the challenging nature of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid's focus now shifts to their upcoming Champions League clash against Braga, as they aim to rebound from the disappointment and regain their winning momentum.

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