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MADRID---Coach Rafa Benitez
may not survive another Real
Madrid setback in the Spanish
Madrid hosts struggling Rayo Val-
lecano tomorrow with Benitez under
heavy pressure again following a loss
at Villarreal in the previous round.
The coach has been loudly criticised
by fans and local media, and only a
convincing victory this weekend may
keep him from losing his job.
Former Madrid star Zinedine
Zidane has made front page head-
lines in Spain this week, touted as
the man ready to replace Benitez as
soon as he s gone.
A win is also crucial to keep
Madrid from losing ground to fron-
trunners Barcelona and Atletico
Madrid, who have a five-point lead
after 15 rounds.
Barcelona is off this weekend
because it s in the Club World Cup
final in Japan, while Atletico can
claim sole possession of first place
when it plays at Malaga on Sunday.
Madrid s 1-0 loss to Villarreal was
especially tough on Benitez because
Barcelona had just been held by
Deportivo La Coruna to a draw at
the Camp Nou, so everything looked
to be going Madrid s way.
"It s a league in which teams are
going to drop points," Benitez said.
"All the teams at the top are going
to drop points. To challenge for the
title you have to win a lot of games
and these types of matches, with
the favorable situation that existed
before kickoff there for us to really
lay down our title intentions."
Here are other things to know
about the last round before the
VALLECANO S STRUGGLES:
Rayo Vallecano could be the per-
fect opponent for Real Madrid to get
back on track in the league.
It arrives at the Santiago Bernabeu
Stadium coming off three consec-
utive league losses, only 18th in the
standings, and with 14 points from
four wins and two draws.
Vallecano advanced to the round
Wednesday, but it did it despite a
3-1 loss at Getafe.
"We need to find a way to take
a step forward, and the only secret
to that is to keep working hard,"
midfielder Raul Baena said. "We ll
try to put together a great perform-
ance and we are going for the win
against Madrid even though we
know that it s going to be compli-
cated. Just like them, we are not
going through a good moment but
that has to change at some point."
BENZEMA S HOME:
Despite the disappointment of
being dropped by France because of
the sex tape controversy back home,
Karim Benzema will enter the match
against Rayo Vallecano boosted by
great performances at the Santiago
Benzema scored five times in
Madrid s last two matches at home,
including a hat trick in the 8-0 win
over Malmo in the Champions
He squandered a few good
chances against Villarreal on Sunday,
but has an opportunity to make up
for them in front of the home fans.
ATLETICO IN FORM:
Atletico Madrid is in top form,
coming off five straight league wins.
Another one against 16th-place
Malaga on Sunday will give Diego
Simeone s team a three-point advan-
tage atop the standings heading into
"We ve been improving and that s
important," Simeone said.
"We have the respect of our rivals.
We ve been doing the same thing
for the last four years and we are
not going to change that."
Atletico has lost only twice, and
not since a 1-0 defeat at Villarreal
10 matches ago.
Malaga is unbeaten in three league
matches, but it was eliminated in
the Copa del Rey after a 1-0 home
loss to second-division club Miran-
des on Wednesday. (AP)
Benitez under gun at Real Madrid
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, centre, fights for the ball with Villarreal's Eric Bailly, left, during their Spanish La
Liga clash at the Madrigal stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday. AP PHOTO
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