In their final league match of 2018, Karim Benzema’s thirteenth minute strike sealed all 3 points at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real currently set out the United Arab Emirates to contend within the Club tourney, taking over Asian Champions League winners Kashima Antlers in their semi-final match on Wednesday.
Santiago Solari’s aspect were rewarded for his or her bright begin once film writer Vasquez slipped through Benzema UN agency trained past scarf Dimitrievski within the Rayo goal.
Sergio Ramos thought he had doubled his side’s lead within the second-half however saw his powerful header was chalked off for offside.
The guests were unlucky to not rescue a degree late on with Thibaut Courtois forced into a fine double save in injury time.
Real move up to 3rd within the league with metropolis in action away to Levante on Sunday.