Category Archives: Rayo Vallecano

Rayo are interested in two promises from Atletico

Like every year Rayo Vallecano expect a very busy summer ahead. Many players do not continue and Paco Jemez is already planning the first arrivals. The first two men who can get are promises colchoneras young Oliver Torres and Leo Baptistão.
Last year the Lightning already had in its ranks Saul, on loan from Atletico Madrid, and the result was very good, so this season looking to repeat the same fate. Oliver Torres and Leo Baptistão count for Simeone and its output can be immediate destination Vallecas.

Valencia utterly dismantle Rayo Vallecano 4-0

Valencia lifted themselves into La Liga’s final Champions League position with a cruising victory over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Los Che’s win comes with three games to play, and bodes well for them even though Real Sociedad can take fourth place back with a win on Monday.

Roberto Soldado kicked off the scoring barrage by netting a penalty shot in the 28th minute, after a bad foul by Vallecano’s Roberto Trashorras. He scored again in the 34th, after a beautiful assist from Andrés Guardado that left him with only a tap in.

17 minutes into the second half Guardado shook off his lengthy scoring drought after collecting his own rebound and firing it into the net. Nelson Valdez capped off the scoring with a left corner volley after a wondrous overhead through ball from teammate Sofiane Feghouli.

Weekend La Liga round-up

Atletico continue their fine run in La Liga this season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Getafe
Atletico continue their fine run in La Liga this season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Getafe

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all recorded victories on Sunday to maintain the status quo at the top of the Primera Liga table. Continue reading Weekend La Liga round-up

Real Madrid win to leap-frog Malaga into third in La Liga

For once Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't on the scorers list for Real Madrid, but that didn't stop Mourinho's men smashing four past Real Zaragoza
For once Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t on the scorers list for Real Madrid, but that didn’t stop Mourinho’s men smashing four past Real Zaragoza

Real Madrid are on the up after they moved ahead of Malaga into third in La Liga with an easy 4-0 victory over Real Zaragoza, whilst Malaga slip down to fourth after losing 2-1 to Rayo Vallecano.

Jose Mourinho secured his 100th win in charge of Real Madrid in style as his side eased passed Real Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabeu. Continue reading Real Madrid win to leap-frog Malaga into third in La Liga

The Copa del Rey returns for another round

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Messi celebrations: The dominant Barcelona claimed the Copa del Rey crown last season, but who will progress through to the next round in the next set of cup fixtures?

Copa del Rey 2012 victors Barcelona will be hoping to carry their fantastic start in La Liga into the cup competition on Tuesday night.

Catalan boss Tito Vilanova has effortlessly taken the Spanish giants forward following the resignation of former coach Pep Guardiola at the end of the last campaign. Continue reading The Copa del Rey returns for another round

Rayo tried hard but… Barça hit harder

Xabi on a winning streakBarcelona carried on their imperious form with a 5-0 demolition of Rayo Vallecano. Cesc Fàbregas broke up the Vallecano defence in the 20th minute, playing though David Villa who got on the end of the cross and scored an impressive goal, defeating the goalkeeper Rubén with a solitary touch.

Rayo had positioned its attack bravely, with the intention on rattling the supposed uncertainty of Busquets and Adriano, who have been re-positioned as central defenders following Barca’s defensive injury crisis. Villa’s strike, however, wiped out their plans. Continue reading Rayo tried hard but… Barça hit harder