Real Madrid missed several scoring opportunities in a goalless draw at home against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, leaving them in the second position on the league table, trailing behind Girona.
Despite dominating the game from the outset and mustering 22 shots on goal, Real Madrid failed to find the back of the net. This marked the first instance in the current season that Real Madrid was unable to score, resulting in Carlo Ancelotti’s team accumulating 29 points, just two points behind the unexpected league leaders, Girona, who secured a 4-2 victory over Osasuna on Saturday.
Barcelona, in third place, had 27 points following a thrilling 1-0 win against Real Sociedad. Rayo Vallecano showcased a robust defensive performance, spearheaded by their goalkeeper, Stole Dimitrievski, who denied scoring attempts from Federico Valverde and Joselu in the first half.
Vinicius Jr believed he had given Real Madrid the lead in the 66th minute, only for his effort to be disallowed due to a previous offside position.