Rayo: Toño (Juan Carlos 79‘); Tito, Zé Castro, Diego Llorente, Rat; Raúl Baena, Trashorras; Embarba, Pablo Hernández (Ebert 75‘), Bebé (Dorado 30‘); Javi Guerra. 4-2-3-1.
Granada: Andrés; Miguel Lopes, Lombán, Babín, Biraghi (Edgar 69‘); Rubén Pérez, Krhin; Robert Ibáñez (Thievy 46‘), Javi Márquez (Rochina 46‘), Piti; El-Arabi. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 03. Javi Guerra. Poked shot in on far post after Pablo played on cross.
2-0. 10. Javi Guerra. Got ahead of marker to turn Bebé cross past Andrés.
2-1. 53. Babín. Steered header past Toño inside far post from Piti corner.
Yellow cards Zé Castro 13’, 19’, Piti 45’, Tito 46’, Khin 63’, Rubén Pérez 70’, Trashorras 93’ / red cards: Zé Castro 19’.
Rayo Vallecano moved safely up to mid-table after a 2-1 victory over Granada on Saturday evening. Visiting coach Sandoval was given an ovation before kick-off at his old hunting ground, but his new team quickly went two down, Javi Guerra poking in a wayward Pablo Hernández shot and then turning in Bebé’s cross with only ten minutes gone. However some ten minutes later Rayo were left with ten men when Zé Castro picked up a second booking, and Toño had to save from Piti before Babín headed one back from Piti’s corner early on in the second half. Sandoval threw on all his fire power after that, but the Andalusians were unable to find the route to goal, and they end the day in next to bottom spot after eight games without a win.