Not convincing but Real get the points at Vallecano

Updated: September 25, 2012

Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga but were well short of their best in a  2-0 victory against struggling Rayo Vallecano on Monday.

Karim Benzema finished off a move from an Angel Di Maria pass in the 13th minute before Cristiano Ronaldo netted from the penalty spot 20 minutes from time.

Only the second win for Jose Mourinho’s side in five games this season lifted them to seventh on seven points, eight behind leaders Barcelona.