Valencia – Rayo Vallecano: Two games at Mestalla

Two games in one. Mestalla will live an intense afternoon. The game against Rayo has two aspects. The sports, hailing the revelation team is basic, and the social, the generalized and organized protest against Peter Lim within the same stadium.

In sports, the team comes from drawing with merit against the leader in their stadium and with the need to add three points at the Mestalla to start looking forward. The casualties of Paulista (who has relapsed) and Correia, who have not recovered and Bordalás recovers Guillamón after completing a match penalty for accumulation of yellows.

In the social aspect, the game is played against the owner of the majority shareholding. They will be distributed near 20,000 cards with the motto ‘Lim Go Home’ to appear in protest in the 19th minute of the first half. The tension has risen in recent days after the presentation of the accounts and the dance of Joey Lim in the box of Anoeta that has generated an obvious anger in the fans.


Only once, and also at the end of the year like this time, has Rayo Vallecano won at Mestalla. He was running a J16 of the 2012/13 and a penalty forced by Roberto Trashorras was converted by ex-Valencian player Chori Domínguez to put the 0-1 in favor of those of Jemez. And now, there is no history of other triumphs or great deeds of the Valley in the capital of Turia.

In this scenario, Iraola’s band arrives with the band of “surprise” and the inappropriate attitude of a recently promoted person who wants to take over the world. In European positions, as the best local in La Liga and being one of the biggest producers of the championship, they aim to improve the ratios away from the neighborhood: only 4 of the last 21 points in dispute.

To do this, they will have the sensitive loss due to accumulation of Óscar ‘Chocota’ Trejo which joins those already known by Martín Merquelanz and Pathé Ciss. Radamel Falcao will arrive at the game although he does not leave with many options to be a starter and Randy Nteka will hurry with his battered ankle. Everything indicates that Sergi Guardiola and Unai López will be in the game tomorrow.

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