• Real Madrid have won 11 consecutive league games against Rayo Vallecano; the best run by any side in a Madrid derby in La Liga history.
  • Real have won their last five league games against Rayo in the Bernabeu, with three of those five ending 3-1.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored half of Real Madrid’s goals against Rayo in La Liga since the side from Vallecas were last promoted (seven of 14).
  • The last time the Whites failed to score in a home game against Rayo was also the last time Vallecano managed a point at the Bernabeu (0-0 in 2000).
  • Rayo have been awarded nine penalties this season; three more than Real Madrid.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is the only La Liga player to have had more than 100 shots this season (152); Joaquin Larrivey has had the most for Rayo (44).
  • The last two Rayo players to score against Real in La Liga both went on to record a brace (Jonathan Viera and Michu).
  • Angel Di Maria has made a league-high seven assists across the second round of fixtures.
  • Joaquin Larrivey has scored seven of his nine league goals this season in the second round of games.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo could become the first player in La Liga to score in six consecutive games this season.
  • Rayo have scored a league-high 68% of their goals in the second-half this term.