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The Vallecas - Teresa Rivero (ATT 10,330) 26th March 2014 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva

R Vallecano Rayo Vallecano vs Osasuna Osasuna

R Vallecano 1

J Larrivey (pen 90)

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Osasuna 0

Spanish Primera Division: Rayo Vallecano see off Osasuna after late penalty

Last Updated: 26/03/14 10:08pm

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Joaquin Larrivey: Scored the winner from the spot

Joaquin Larrivey: Scored the winner from the spot

A late penalty from Joaquin Larrivey condemned Osasuna to a fifth straight defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano, who gave themselves a cushion to the relegation zone in a 1-0 win.

A drab match with little quality on display seemed destined to finish goalless until Abella Damia felled Jose Fernandez in the area and Larrivey stepped up to place his spot-kick in the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

The result will see Rayo climb several places in the congested lower reaches of the table, while Osasuna hover just above the drop zone, knowing they will drop into it if either Getafe or Real Valladolid can pick up a result on Thuesday.

They did little here to suggest they deserve otherwise.

Chances were hard to come for both sides, the first effort of note being a long-range effort from Rayo's Yago Falque which drifted wide in the 22nd minute.

Robert Torres sent a shot over at the other end, and neither goalkeeper had a save to make until Osasuna stopper Andres Fernandez did well to keep out another long-range effort from Alberto Bueno late in the half.

Rayo had perhaps their best chance 10 minutes into the second half when Fernandez was called upon again, pushing clear Alejandro Galvez's close-range header after a corner.

The ball went out for a second corner, but this time Ruben Rochina fired wide.

Ruben Martinez was having a quiet night of it in the Rayo goal, but warmed his palms as he held on to Francisco Silva's shot on the hour mark before Jordan Loties blazed wide .

He made a better save in the 69th minute to push away Alvaro Cejudo's shot before Alejandro Arribas headed over from the resulting corner.

Roberto Trashorras sent a shot straight at Fernandez as the game moved into the final 10 minutes, which passed without incident until Fernandez went down and Larrivey settled it.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 38 90
2 Barcelona 38 87
3 Real Madrid 38 87
4 Athletic Bilbao 38 70
5 Sevilla 38 63
6 Villarreal 38 59
7 Real Sociedad 38 59
8 Valencia 38 49
9 Celta Vigo 38 49
10 Levante 38 48
11 Malaga 38 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 38 43
13 Getafe 38 42
14 Espanyol 38 42
15 Granada 38 41
16 Elche 38 40
17 Almeria 38 40
18 Osasuna 38 39
19 Real Valladolid 38 36
20 Real Betis 38 25

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