Club Focus: Alaves ruin Rayo’s Vallecas partySeptember 24, 2018
@glorioso117 discusses Saturday’s fixture for Alaves against Rayo Vallecano, which the former won 5-1.
Remember that friend, that while you were in the club trying to get with the most beautiful girl, went unnoticed in a corner.
You had arranged for the occasion, your best clothes, hairstyle, cologne – he did not go to that effort.
You did everything to get with the girl, your special dance, your funniest chat up line, but she gave you nothing to go on and after a while, your other friend touched you on the back and pointed out the girl with your friend from the corner, dancing next to her and with the girl.
Well, that friend, is none other than Deportivo Alaves.
Quiet and reserved, Abelardo’s side sit back and play the patient game, waiting for their chance and then they take it, right when it matters.
The game itself had been fairly level until the second goal of Ibai Gomez and the sending off of Abdoulaye Ba, but from that moment – Alaves were in control.
The match seemed to be determined by the duel in midfield between Wakaso and Imbula, or between Jony and Advincula, but Abelardo surprised everyone again by putting Ximo on the right wing keeping the couple Guidetti / Calleri, and all ended up being decisive by the right wing of the attack, contributing two goals to the game.
The rest we have seen all, like the past game in Zorrilla, Ibai pulled his magic when it seemed that he again lacked strength, especially to help in defense until 1-2. Guidetti and Calleri continue to improve their rapport, whilst Wakaso and Brasanac give a lot of consistency and security to the double pivot, and the defense barely makes mistakes.
On this occasion, and despite having a rival in numerical inferiority, the men who came from the bench, also contributed theirs, with speed and quality in the goal of Burgui and the assistance of Sobrino.
We just have to keep enjoying this moment and remaining unnoticed in the corner of the nightclub, waiting for our chances and taking them.
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