Rayo set a dizzying pace from the start as Álvaro García took on Jorgensen, but he lost control and eventually lost to RDT. A little later, the same protagonists and the visitors’ goalkeeper won again, but this time they were much more dangerous in a one-on-one situation.
Football is like that, and when Rayo was there for the goal, Villarreal took the lead. Great pass into the open from Alberto Moreno to Baena, who advances and plays on the outside, so that Sorloth ends up facing Dimitreivski.
On the next play, Rayo managed to tie the game. High pass behind Unai López towards RDT, who can’t control it, but Kike Pérez seems to beat Jorgensen with a chip.
After half an hour, Villarreal began to impose the game that best suited Pacheta’s team. With more composure and longer possession of the ball, Gerard Moreno hit the post in the 41st minute.
The second half was quieter than the first, which was to be expected. Sorloth hit the post, but it was ruled out for offside.
The minutes passed without a chance, the highlight being the possible injury to Gerard Moreno and penalty protests. In addition, these blows were accompanied by enormous energy from the opponents, who only stopped when the referee signaled a foul.
Trigueros had a volley before Dimitrievski brought him down with a good hand. Trejo responded with a cross shot that narrowly missed the post.
Alberto Moreno’s dismissal for a double yellow card led to Rayo blocking Villarreal until the end, but it was Yeremy who scored against Dimitrievski, but the Normacedionian won the head-to-head game.