In the La Liga clash on November 5, 2023, at the Bernabéu, Real Madrid faced off against Rayo Vallecano in a highly anticipated match. Unfortunately for the Los Blancos, the game ended in a goalless draw, leaving them trailing behind surprise leaders Girona in the race for the title.
During the first half, Real Madrid made several attempts to break through Rayo Vallecano’s resilient defense. Federico Valverde and Joselu had their moments, but they were unable to convert any chances into goals. In the second half, Real Madrid continued to dominate possession but struggled to involve players like Joselu and Vinicius Junior effectively.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side tried to find a way past Rayo Vallecano’s well-organized defense, but their efforts proved fruitless. Even with the introduction of Rodrygo, who had a couple of near misses, Real Madrid couldn’t breach their opponent’s defense.
On the defensive front, Kepa, Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, had a quiet game with no saves to make. The concern for Real Madrid was their lackluster attacking performance, with star players like Jude Bellingham failing to secure a late winning goal, as he had done so frequently in previous matches this season.