Jan 26, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Estadio Teresa Rivero
Rayo Vallecano
2-4
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Viera (40'), Larrivey (77')
Baena (26'), Niguez (63')
FT(HT: 1-3)
Villa (8'), Turan (30', 44'), Niguez (74' og.)
Manquillo (54')

Paco Jemez: 'We will not change'

Rayo's Alberto Bueno celebrates with teammates after scoring against Elche on August 19, 2013
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Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez insists that his side will not abandon their football principles.

Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez has insisted that his team will not change their style of football.

The capital outfit are regarded as one of the most entertaining teams in La Liga, but they have conceded 51 times in their 21 matches thus far, which is the worst defensive record in the division.

Poor defending contributed to their 4-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid at the weekend, but Jemez has claimed that his side will continue to pass the ball from the back.

"After the break we did very well. But when you give a team like Atleti an advantage, it's tough," he told reporters at a press conference.

"But my players left their hearts on the pitch looking for a third and fourth goal. We have such a clear disadvantage, so to compete with them is heartening.

"The crowd can react however they want – it is not the players who responsible, it is the coach telling them to play that way. The jeers will not change the way this team plays football."

Rayo currently sit 19th in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid's Forward Oliver celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Betis at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on October 27, 2013
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