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2014/2015 Spanish Primera División
  • Luso (56')
  • Raúl Baena (21')
  • Adri Embarba (78')

Cordoba 1-2 Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano's hopes of qualifying for the Europa League are effectively over despite completing a 2-1 Primera Division victory at relegated Cordoba.
Rayo climbed into 10th place when Adrian Embarba pounced with a 79th-minute winner at the Nuevo Arcangel.
The Madrid club took the lead in the 22nd minute through Raul Baena, but Cordoba equalised early in the second half when Luso found the back of the net.
Cordoba were proving hard to break down but the breakthrough eventually came when Embarba linked with Robert Trashorras to beat goalkeeper Mikel Saizar.
The goal may have secured Rayo's 15th league win of the season, but it was not enough to keep them in contention for European football.
A mortal blow to those hopes was struck when Athletic Bilbao disposed of Elche 3-2 in a five-goal thriller, a result that strengthened their grip on seventh place.
With one round of fixtures remaining, Athletic are three points ahead but with a vastly superior goal difference, while Malaga and Espanyol are also in the hunt.
Rayo could at least take pride from having extended their unbeaten run to four games - the first time they have managed such a sequence since 2014 - and from moving up a place in the table.
Cordoba avoided setting the inglorious La Liga record of completing a seventh successive match without finding the net when Luso was on target.
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Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 19 +33 43
2 Atletico Madrid 19 +14 38
3 Sevilla FC 19 +11 33
4 Real Madrid 19 +4 33
5 Alavés 19 +3 32
6 Getafe 19 +5 28
7 Real Betis 19 -1 26
8 Real Sociedad 19 +1 25
9 Girona 19 -2 24
10 Espanyol 19 -6 24
11 Valencia 19 0 23
12 Levante 19 -5 23
13 Leganes 19 -4 22
14 Real Valladolid 19 -4 22
15 Athletic Bilbao 19 -5 22
16 Eibar 19 -7 22
17 Celta Vigo 19 -1 21
18 Rayo Vallecano 19 -12 19
19 Villarreal 19 -5 17
20 Huesca 19 -19 11