The alarms go off in the Colombia team: Falcao was not a starter at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid due to muscle discomfort

Falcao returns the praise to his teammates at Rayo Vallecano: “I’m in a club with high-quality players”

As part of date 13 of La Liga Santander 2021/22, Real Madrid received Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on the afternoon of this Saturday, November 6.

It was surprising that in the starting line-up chosen by coach Andoni Iraola for Rayo, Colombian Radamel Falcao García was not present as a starting center forward.

Instead of Tiger was occupying the position of 9, the French youth Randy Nteka. Unfortunately for Garcia, The reason why he did not start with the Rayista club was due to a discomfort he felt in his hamstring muscles while he was doing precompetitive practices at the Bernabéu.

This information was confirmed by the sports journalist of Bein Sports Spain, Isabel Forner:

FALCAO is not a starter at the Bernabéu because he has discomfort in the hamstrings. #RealMadridRayo

Falcao's muscle discomfort prior to the duel against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu / (Twitter: @IsabelForner)
Falcao’s muscle discomfort prior to the duel against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu / (Twitter: @IsabelForner)

The Colombian was not removed from the substitute squad of the Madrid team, but this annoyance that he felt was decisive so that he was not as a first baseman with the Vallecanos.

These annoyances would complicate the offensive of Andoni Iraola in the long run, which left the following players on the substitute bench:

Luca Zidane, Nikola Maraš, Kévin Rodrigues, Mario Hernández, Mario Suárez, Baby, Unai López, Ismaila Ciss, José Pozo, Radamel Falcao, Sergi Guardiola and Andrés Martín.

At the moment It will be necessary to see how the evolution of Falcao develops and if he is in conditions to have minutes against Real Madrid, since this situation may compromise the continuity of the Tiger in the Colombian national team for the duels against Brazil and Paraguay in the Conmebol qualifying rounds on November 11 and 16.

Meanwhile, Madrid prevailed on the scoreboard with a goal from German midfielder Toni Kroos, who scored in the 14th minute of the game after receiving a backward pass from Marco Asensio. The play had to be reviewed by the VAR for an alleged misplaced position of the Brazilian Vinícius Júnior, but in the end the goal was validated for the partial 1-0 of the commitment in the Spanish capital.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - November 6, 2021  Real Madrid's Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal with Vinicius Junior REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football – LaLiga – Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – November 6, 2021 Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos celebrates scoring their first goal with Vinicius Junior REUTERS/Sergio Perez

At minute 37, David Alaba sent a ball crossed from the right wing and free of all marks, the French Karim Benzema put the actions 2-0 pushing the ball to the back of the net, to extend superiority in the result.

Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - November 6, 2021  Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football – LaLiga – Real Madrid v Rayo Vallecano – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – November 6, 2021 Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The panorama for the complement of the match could indicate that the conditions are in place for Falcao to enter the field of play for at least 10 or 20 minutes at the auction of the commitment. To achieve it, The Colombian would return to the Bernabéu eight years later after having been crowned champion of a Copa del Rey in this sports venue with Atlético de Madrid and where he also scored a goal.

However, if Falcao’s shooting does not take place today, this would mean a significant loss for Reinaldo Rueda in his proposals for qualifying, taking into account that there is not a player with the same conditions of the Tiger from Santa Marta to contribute to the tricolor team.

In any case, the Valle del Cauca strategist will have to be on the lookout to determine if he can count on one of his fittest forwards at this time. Miguel Ángel Borja, Duván Zapata, Roger Martínez, Luis Fernando Muriel and Rafael Santos Borré, would be the closest alternatives for Rueda, thinking of replacingO.

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