Rayo Vallecano beats Deportivo 2-1 in Spain

JOSEPH WILSON The Associated Press Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Rayo Vallecano scored twice in the first half to beat visiting Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 on Saturday, breaking a three-game losing run in the Spanish league.

Francisco "Piti" Medina finished off a nice team buildup in the 18th minute, and Jose Carlos Fernandez fired in a pass from Andrija Delibasic to double the hosts' lead at Vallecas stadium in the 29th.

Luis "Pizzi" Afonso pulled one back for Deportivo with his spot kick in the 41st after Javi Fuego had fouled Alex Bergantinos in the box.

Deportivo, which remained winless in six games, sent on an extra striker in Nelson Oliveira early in the second half in the unsuccessful search for an equalizer.

Later, it's: Real Zaragoza vs. Getafe, Valladolid vs. Espanyol, and Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad.