Rayo manages to assault La Cerámica, a stadium that Villarreal had kept unpunished in the league since its remodeling, and continues to win the right to dream of Europe, closing the first round as ninth place and only two points from the chosen zone. The first half had its own name, which was that of Dimitrievski: the normacedonian stopped the submarine, taking out two in the same play shots from Baena and Capoue. The Andalusian, along with YeremyThey were the men who put more dynamism to a first half dominated by those of Setién.
After the break, the game picked up the same trend, with Iraola being the first to make a move: he put Unai López and Chavarría, and the team stretched a little more. And it was in an oversight of Villarreal, after a throw-in, where the second protagonist of the evening appears: Sergio Camello. Trejo extended a ball to him from the left and he, with oriented control, beat Albiol’s back and entered the area diagonally to cross it with the stick and score the goal that, in the end, would be final. Villarreal tried in the final stretch but Iraola’s men hid very well behind. Gerard, in the discount, forgave the tie with a shot worthy of karate inside the area.