Castro leads Betis to 2-0 win at Rayo in Spanish league

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Striker Ruben Castro set up one goal before scoring another to help Real Betis beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Sunday in the Spanish league, its first win at Vallecas Stadium since the 1999-2000 season.

German defender Heiko Westerman worked a one-two combination with Castro to open the scoring in the 20th minute.

Castro got the second goal in the 61st to round off the victory after defender Ze Castro lost the ball.

Betis substitute Joaquin Sanchez hit the post in the 78th.

Betis' second straight win lifted it into a provisional eighth place, while two losses in a row left Rayo in 14th.

Real Madrid visits Atletico Madrid later in the Spanish capital derby, while Villarreal plays at Levante aiming to keep the league lead. Athletic Bilbao also hosts Valencia.