Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Real Madrid: Lucky escape for los Blancos in dramatic derby

Real Madrid were given an almighty scare before holding on to claim a vital 3-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday night.

Cristiano Ronaldo struck either side of a Karim Benzema header to put los Blancos in complete control against their city rivals but the hosts scored two penalties in two minutes to breathe new life into the game.

However, despite their best efforts, Rayo were unable to force a late equaliser, thus allowing Madrid to reduce their arrears to Liga leaders Barcelona to six points once again.

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