Rafa Benitez reportedly punished a Real Madrid player for laughing when Rayo Vallecano took the lead on Sunday 6 years ago

Rafa Benitez reportedly punished a Real Madrid player for laughing when Rayo Vallecano took the lead on Sunday

If recent reports are to be believed, Rafa Benitez is laying down the law at Real Madrid as the pressure to get results increases.

According to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, Benitez punished Isco for laughing during their 10-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

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The midfielder could be seen joking with team-mates on the bench during the game, and Benitez apparently took issue with the player laughing after Madrid's opponents took the lead.

The former Liverpool manager is then seen discussing something with his assistant as Isco remained on the bench.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hwqrCg6T2Q

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The evidence is pretty inconclusive, but it's clear that Benitez is finding it tough to keep his stars in check at the Santiago Bernabeu.