Osasuna beats Rayo 1-0 to escape drop zone
Associated Press
2012-12-01 04:58 AM
Osasuna beat Rayo Vallecano 1-0 thanks to an early goal from striker Kike Sola on Friday, provisionally lifting the Pamplona-based team out of the Spanish league's relegation zone.

Sola ran onto Alvaro Cejudo's pass down the right flank and beat goalkeeper David Cobeno with a chip shot from a tight angle in the fifth minute at Reyno de Navarra stadium.

Rayo's best chance of equalizing came four minutes later, but Osasuna goalkeeper Andres Fernandez rushed out to block an effort by Francisco "Piti" Medina.

Osasuna remained unbeaten in its last four games, while Rayo stayed in the middle of the standings.

On Saturday, leader Barcelona hosts Athletic Bilbao before Atletico Madrid visits Real Madrid looking for its first win in the Spanish capital derby in 13 years.

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