Rayo Vallecano beat Osasuna 1-0 courtesy of Joaquin Larrivey's late winner from the spot.
Rayo Vallecano have eased their relegation worries courtesy of Joaquin Larrivey's late winner against fellow strugglers Osasuna.
In a first half of limited chances, Andres Fernandez was called into action to pull off a fine save to deny Alberto Bueno's long-range effort.
Alvaro Cejudo was presented with the opportunity to give Los Rojillos the lead, but he failed to convert past Ruben Ivan Martinez.
The hosts found a winner in the 90th minute through Larrivey, who converted a penalty after Damia was adjudged by the referee to have held back an opposition player in the box.
Osasuna remain one point above the relegation zone, while Rayo Vallecano are now five points clear in 13th.
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