Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the Santiago Bernabeu. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT.
La Liga / Matchday 13
Bernabéu / 06.11.2021
FULL TIME: Real Madrid 2-1 Rayo Vallecano
Save from Courtois! And then the Real Madrid goalkeeper is required to make a big save to keep the home team ahead! This is some serious pressure from Rayo Vallecano!
Cleared off the line! How didn't that go in?! A corner kick caused mayhem inside the Real Madrid penalty area, but Kroos was back to make the clearance from under his own crossbar!
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
Pozo is also on for the away side as they look for a late, late equaliser!
Jose Angel Pozo
And here's Vazquez as well to give Real Madrid some fresh energy.
Some changes for Real Madrid at last - Hazard is on for the home team!
While there is an acceptance that this group of Real Madrid players are in the midst of a generational transition, the pressure is still on Ancelotti to deliver silverware and titles.
Many believe Atletico Madrid still have the strongest squad in La Liga this season, but the Real Madrid first team is still packed full of world class players from back to front.
The relative weakness at the top of La Liga this season has opened the door for outsiders to make a challenge. Real Sociedad are currently best-placed to crash the party!
Alaba has been great tonight. He found the back of the net for Real Madrid in their win over Barcelona last month. The Austrian contributes in all areas of the game. What a shrewd signing he has been.
Indeed, Falcao has to come off. That's a blow for the away side and a boost for the hosts!
Falcao injury! This isn't good news for Rayo Vallecano. Falcao has gone down and it seems to be a groin injury. This could be a short cameo for the Colombian striker.
Camavinga made a very impressive start to life as a Real Madrid player after joining on transfer deadline day. The Frenchman could be a superstar for the next 10 years.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Real Madrid 2 Rayo Vallecano 1 (77 mins - Radamel Falcao). Well, well, well! Falcao comes off the bench and within minutes he has found the back of the net after a trademark header! There was nobody close to the Colombian striker and Rayo Vallecano have given themselves a lifeline!
Off the post! So close to a Rayo Vallecano goal! Bebe unleashed a powerful strike inside the box after a Rayo Vallecano counter attack, but his effort comes back off the base of the post!
Alaba has settled in well as a Real Madrid player. The Austrian has played at left back, but looks most comfortable in central defence where he can help play out from the back.
Real Madrid suffered a series of bad defeats before the last international break, but they have recovered well and are now in good form heading into the November international break.
Another chance for Asensio! Carvajal did well to win the ball and set up Asensio, but the Real Madrid attacker sends his shot wide of the far post when he might have hit the target.