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La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's Winning Streak At Home Comes To An End

Rayo Vallecano was trying to win their sixth match in a row at home for the first time since the late 1970s.

La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's Winning Streak At Home Comes To An End
Team Rayo Vallecano pose for the shutterbugs before their La Liga match against Celta Vigo at the Vallecas Stadium in Madrid on November 1. | Rayo Vallecano [@RayoVallecano] Twitter
La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's Winning Streak At Home Comes To An End
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2021-11-02T10:34:29+05:30

Rayo Vallecano's winning run at home was halted by Celta Vigo 0-0 in the La Liga match on Monday. (More Football News)

The result ended Rayo's five-match winning streak at its Vallecas Stadium this season, keeping the promoted Madrid club in sixth place, five points behind leader Real Sociedad after 12 matches.

The veteran Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, who scored the winner in Rayo's win against Barcelona in the previous round, could not capitalize on his chances in drawing with Celta.

Rayo, back in the top-flight after two consecutive years in the second division, was trying to win six in a row at home for the first time since the late 1970s. It had won 10 straight first-division league matches at home against Celta.

Celta stayed in 15th place, only two points from the relegation zone. It had lost three of its last four league matches.

Falcao's best chances came in the first half with a shot from inside the area and a close-range header. He was substituted in the 73rd minute.

“We had the most significant chances but couldn't score,” Rayo coach Andoni Iraola said.

“Their goalkeeper played well.”

Rayo visits second-placed Madrid in a Spanish capital derby on Saturday.

Celta faces ninth-placed Barcelona in Vigo. 

Levante remained the only winless team in the league after losing to Granada 3-0 at home in a match between teams near the bottom of the standings.

The result extended Levante's winless streak to 20 league matches going back to last season, its worst run ever in the competition. It had never gone without a win in its first 12 games.

Germán Sánchez, Luis Suárez and Antonio Puertas scored for Granada, which has two victories and moved to 14th place.

Levante stayed second to last.

At the top, Sociedad has a one-point lead over both Madrid and Sevilla. Defending champion Atlético Madrid is in third place, another point back.

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