Deportivo La Coruna picked up their first La Liga win of the season courtesy of a 3-1 victory over 10-man Rayo Vallecano in Madrid.
The visitors arrived at the Estadio del Rayo Vallecano following back-to-back draws but claimed maximum points on Monday in an entertaining affair that saw the sides share three first-half goals.
Celso Borges opened the scoring after just seven minutes when he headed home Luis Alberto’s cross from the left although Adri Embarba made the most of a sublime Patrick Ebert dummy to level before the half-hour.
The scores were only level briefly, as Alberto found the target following a mix-up in the hosts’ defence.
Former Rayo man Lucas Perez sealed the victory for Depor when he collected Pedro Mosquera’s through ball to finish smartly past Juan Carlos.
And a second yellow card for Ebert for protesting a corner put paid to any hopes of Rayo salvaging a point – as Paco Jemez’s men stay winless and in the bottom three.