Falcao makes his debut and dyes the Madrid derby in reddish-brown

Rayo Vallecano smiles again. After letting the victory slip away in Birmingham, Andoni Iraola’s men resumed the pulse of their preparation in Spanish territory. In a regular friendly in recent summers, Leganés and Rayo Vallecano faced each other again with the promotion playoff from two years ago is still latent and, just like on that occasion, Rayo would take the victory again (1-2). The cucumbers they came to the clash after having added a win and a loss in their friendlies against teams from First. After a first part with little to salvage, the goals and the intensity would arrive in the second period.

The first half was marked by a excessive heat and for the low pace seen on the game rectangle. In the good news chapter, naim returned to give samples in the premises of his savvy, speed, dribbling and ability to generate danger. In his boots, there were the two clearest occasions of those from Idiakez, but two shots would end up being lost to the right of Diego López. In a red key, Salvi Sánchez was the highlight of a first time with little to take to the mouth.

The film would change in a much more dynamic second half, in which Rayo would manage to take over the weight of the game until they were ahead on the scoreboard. The man who would again be in charge of unbalancing the balance would be the leader of Birmingham. Isi Palazón would take advantage of an oversight by Asier Riesgo to surprise him with a set piece. In a lateral free kick, with no apparent shot option, the Murcian would use his magic and talent to introduce it into the back of the net with a shot at the short post.

The cucumber joy did not last long

After the goal, the changes would come and Leganés would regain the initiative of the game. A domain that would end up having a prize in the final stretch, when Juan Muñoz would take advantage of a hairstyle by Sergio González at the exit of a corner to push the equalizer into the net. However, little or nothing would last the illusion and the impetus for the local fans, who would see how Falcao would repeat the dynamic of the cucumber goal to clinch the final 1-2 on the net. The coffee grower thus opens in preseason and sees the door again, for the first time since May 1.

In a local key, the fans were able to see again the renewed and ambitious Imanol Idiakez. Of the three signings, only one Jorge Sáenz had minutes who entered the second half and that he resubmitted his candidacy for the title. Those who were present were two Rayo signings. Both Salvi and Diego López were starters, in the case of the Galician goalkeeper, he completed 90 minutes, following Iraola’s rotation policy during the preseason. The one from Usurbil is still not clear about his choice to start under the sticks at the Camp Nou.

The next exams will arrive for both of them at the weekend. Leganés will add their sixth friendly against Albacete next Saturday, while Rayo will return to England to face a whole Manchester United at Old Trafford. The intensity increases and both coaches continue to get closer to the idea of ​​the game they intend to implement.

Data sheet

CD Leganes: Risk; Nyom, Omeruo, Sergio González, Javi Hernández; Luis Perea, Ruben Pardo; Naim, Cisse, Arnaiz; Qasmi. They also played: Jorge Sáenz, Kravets, Gaku, Caio, Avilés, Juan Muñoz.

Vallecano Ray: Diego Lopez, Balliu, Mario Suarez, Catena, Mario Hernandez; Óscar Valentin, Pathé Ciss; Isi Palazon, Pablo Munoz, Salvi; Nteka. They also played: Diego Méndez, Fran García, Unai López, Trejo, Álvaro García, Sergio Moreno, Falcao

Goals: 0-1. 53′ Isi Palazon, 1-1. 79′ Juan Munoz, 1-2. 83′ Falcao

Incidents: Friendly match played at the Butarque Sports Facility

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