He Vallecano Raywith goals from Isi Palazón from penalty in the first part and another of Jorge de Frutos with nine minutes remainingovercame the enormous deluge that fell during much of the second half to defeat Alavéswhich did not worry the Madrid team much.
After the forceful defeat against Atlético de Madrid by 0-7 In its home debut, Rayo returned to the Vallecas Stadium with the aim of giving joy to a fan who, especially with those in the background, showed their protest at the Friday schedule, with their backs to the grass for the first five minutes. .
Francisco Rodriguez sat down Raúl de Tomás and opted for Sergio Camello for his attack and the Madrid striker, after eight minutes, finished with his left leg a cross from the Uruguayan ‘Pacha’ Espino that went near the post.
Alavés left the entire initiative of the game to Rayo and he was conservative in his approach although that did not prevent him from having some approaches to the goal of the Macedonian Stole Dimitrievski, who had to stretch to stop a shot from Kike García in the 38th minute.
Shortly after, Álvaro García starred in a good play on the left wing that ended with a foul inside the area by Alex Sola. Isi Palazón caught the ball, went to eleven meters and his low shot, deceiving the goalkeeper, allowed Rayo to take the lead on the scoreboard just before half-time.
The second half was marked by the intense rain that fell in Madrid and that, within a few minutes, the players were drenched and the grass began to turn very quickly.
That rain did not stop Rayo’s momentum, which seven minutes after the restart was able to score the second. He did it after un measured cross from Álvaro García that Camello finished off with the inside looking for the crossed side of Antonio Sivera, who took the ball with his right leg as if he were a handball goalkeeper.
Luis García Plaza, coach of Alavés, moved his bench looking for a reaction and brought on the Algerian striker Abde Rebbach and the Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi, with whom he gained a little more consistency in the midfield and depth in the attack.
However, the offensive change that Alavés made took its toll, since their attacking commitment, with more and more men, made the game break up with spaces, something that Rayo took advantage of to score the second after a good quick play. Raúl de Tomás received a ball in a three-quarter line, made a measured pass into the run of Álvaro García as he entered the left and he in turn He crossed into the heart of the area for Jorge de Frutos to finish on goal. in one-on-one with Sivera.
That second goal It left Alavés affected, who did not find a way to hurt Rayowho was able to extend his advantage with another shot at De Frutos’ post.
With the victory, Rayo has nine points and is in the noble zone of the classification while Alavés, with six, remains in the middle of the table.
2 – Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievsky; Balliu, Lejeune, Aridane, Pacha Espino; Kike Pérez (Pathé Ciss, m.65), Valentín; Isi (De Frutos, m.77), Unai López (Trejo, m.87), Álvaro (Bebé, m.88); and Camel (De Tomás, m.77).
0 – Alavés: Sivera; Gorosabel, Aqbar, Rafa Marín, Duarte (Javi López, m.68); Guevara, Antonio Blanco; Rioja (Karrikaburu, m.83), Guridi (Hagi, m.64), Alex Sola (Rebbach, m.64); and Kike García (Samu, m.68).
Goals: 1-0: M.42 Isi, penalty; 2-0: M.81 Jorge de Frutos.
Referee: Víctor García Verdura (Catalan Committee). He admonished Aridane (m.19) and De Tomás (90 + 5), from Rayo; and Duarte (23), Alex Sola (41) and Hagi (90+5), from Alavés. He also cautioned Luis García Plaza, Alavés coach (m.23).
Incidents: Match corresponding to matchday 5 of the EA Sports League played at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid in front of 12,116 spectators.