Rayo: Joel; Tito, Arribas, Pulido, Casado; Javi
Fuego, Movilla (Diego Benito 89'); Piti (Trashorras 75'), Michu, Armenteros;
Diego Costa (Tamudo 82'). 4-2-3-1.
Betis: Fabricio; Nelson, Paulao, Dorado, Nacho; Beñat, Iriney, Salva Sevilla (Jonathan Pereira 56'); Rubén Castro, Jorge Molina (Santa Cruz 72'), Jefferson Montero (Juanma 79'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 50. Armenteros. Ran on to Diego Costa and steered shot wide of Fabricio.
2-0. 73. Diego Costa. Got on the end of Trashorras free kick to head past keeper.
3-0. 91. Tamudo. Picked up Trashorras pass and beat Fabricio from wide angle.
Yellow cards: Casado 11', Nacho 18', Javi Fuego 35', Jonathan Pereira 83'.
Rayo Vallecano moved up to eighth spot after a 3-0 victory over Betis in the last game on Saturday the evening. After their heavy defeat at Espanyol last weekend, Sandoval's side were looking to bounce back, and only some good saves by Fabricio, in particular from Michu and Diego Costa, kept the scores level at the break. Five minutes after the restart though Armenteros ran on to Diego Costa's through ball to open the scoring, and Fabricio had to keep out Piti again before Diego Costa headed the second from a wide Trashorras free kick later in the second half. The visitors had only got near Joel's goal with a couple of speculative efforts from Molina and Santa Cruz, and with the game coming to an end Tamudo collected a long pass from Trashorras and ran on to wrap things up with an angled shot.