@RayoVallecanoEN looks back at his side’s 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad on Tuesday evening.
So there it is, our fourth point of the season. Not too bad a result, all things considered. Rayo are still a game behind the rest of their relegation rivals, after the well publicised stadium closure, but still managed to put up a fight against far superior opposition. Let’s call it two points dropped by a La Real side who are looking a lot stronger than in recent years.
For this Rayista, tonight was our strongest performance of the season so far. The Atlético game might have been a watershed for many, but tonight we showed that we should be able to more than hold our own against the best that La Liga has to offer. Oscar Trejo demonstrated that there might be life after Fran Beltra’s summer defection to Celta after all and el Rayo looked the strongest they have since their promotion to la Primera.
However, five minutes in and the pitch invasion that followed last season’s finale looked a million miles away. The Basques’ Jon Bautista goal after five minutes left the Rayo fans looking forward to fixtures against Cádiz and Numancia again.
Despite the early setback, los Franjirrojos found their way back in to the game through the Peruvian loan man and officially declared fastest footballer in the world, Luís Advincula, before a disputable penalty was expertly slotted away by the outstanding player of the night, Oscar Trejo.
The rest of the game was set to go down as one of the least memorable of the season, as Rayo looked to defend their way to their second win of the season. However, la Real’s William José put paid to that, with his goal with ten minutes to spare. With their main man, Madrid loanee Raúl de Tomás, already off the pitch, Rayo looked deflated and spent the remainder of the game desperately trying to hold on to the ball.
One point more towards the generally accepted 45 to remain in la Primera, this game won’t go down as a classic, but may be seen as a vital one in our aim to stay among the big boys of La Liga for another season, at least. ¡Vamos Vallekas!
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