The Lions added three to three this Sunday in the match corresponding to date 22. The visit made the only goal of the match at 29 minutes of the first half, through Nicolás Serrano. After an individual play on the left, the midfielder finished off the goal from the large area and surprised the rival goalkeeper, who could do nothing.
After an individual play on the left, the midfielder finished off the goal from the large area and surprised the rival goalkeeper, who could do nothing.
Nicolás Serrano was the figure of the party. The Athletic Bilbao midfielder was the author of 1 goal, hit 8 correct passes and finished off the goal 2 times.
Another relevant player in the match was Íñigo Martínez. The Athletic Bilbao defender was important by winning 2 balls and throwing 4 balls out of the danger area.
It was a game with many fouls and numerous interruptions. There were a large number of cautioned: Iñaki Williams, Oier Zarraga, Dani García, Unai Simón, Iñigo Lekue, Nicholas Williams and Unai López.
Rayo’s technical director, Andoni Iraola, proposed a 4-5-1 strategy with Luca Zidane in goal; Iván Balliu, Esteban Saveljich, Alejandro Catena and Fran García in the defensive line; Pathé Ciss, Santi Comesaña, Isaac Palazón, Óscar Trejo and Álvaro García in the middle; and Radamel Falcao in attack.
For their part, those led by Marcelino García Toral stopped with a 4-4-2 scheme with Unai Simón under the three sticks; Iñigo Lekue, Dani Vivian, Íñigo Martínez and Mikel Balenziaga in defense; Álex Berenguer, Oier Zarraga, Dani García and Nicolás Serrano in midfield; and Raúl García and Iñaki Williams up front.
Referee Adrián Cordero Vega was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
On the next date Rayo will visit Celta and the Lions will play at home against Espanyol at the San Mamés stadium.
The local team is in eighth place with 31 points and 9 wins, while the visitor reached 31 points and is in ninth place in the tournament.
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