Rayo Vallecano’s return to the Estadio de Vallecas was ruined by a five-star performance from Alaves, who won 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The home side had the majority of the ball in the first few minutes of the game and Alvaro Garcia had the first chance of the game, receiving the ball in the area but he could not make his effort count.
Alaves slowly grew into the game and it was the visitors who opened the scoring when Ibai Gomez was fouled and Ximo Navarro found the back of the net.
Gael Kakuta was doing his very best to get the home side back into the game and he found Raul de Tomas in the 30th minute to level the tie, but the goal failed to spur on the home side, who had wanted to bring joy back to the fans of the Vallecas after the ground was closed recently due to safety concerns.
The game was not tied for long as Ibai Gomez got himself on the scoresheet, and the home side suffered more upset when Abdoulaye Ba was sent off a minute later.
Goals from Jonathan Calleri, another from Ibai Gomez and a stoppage time strike from Burgui further enhanced the scoreline for the away side, who continue their impressive start to the season.