He Vallecano Raywith goals from Alvaro Garcia and Rodrigo Ely own goal, achieved a victory (2-0) That allows him be fifth in the classification and get fully involved in the fight for Europe at the cost of a Almeria which continues to be, along with Elche, the only team in the category that has not won this course as a visitor.
With the incentive of knowing the setbacks of Villarreal and Betis, the Madrid team took to the field encouraged by their fans, who once again filled the Vallecas stadium to follow their evolution excited about the possibility of entering European positions.
The start of the game was fast-paced. Proof of this is that before ten minutes the two goalkeepers saved their respective teams with two very worthwhile stops.
First it was Fernando who cleared a powerful shot from the edge of Isi Palazón and then Stole Dimitrievski who repelled a point-blank shot from Brazilian Leo Baptistao, who returned to Vallecas without feeling the warmth of his fans almost a decade ago.
Almería felt comfortable on the pitch at the pace set by the Argentine Lucas Robertonehaving territorial control of the midfield, and caused a lot of problems for Rayo, especially when the ball was released.
Those good feelings of the Andalusian team lasted until minute 53, when Rayo opened the scoring after an unfortunate play by Rodrigo Elywho lodged the ball in his goal after hitting the ball on his leg when trying to clear a corner kick taken from the left by Isi Palazón.
Shortly after the same protagonist, Isi Palazón, recovered a ball from the right flank, began the run towards the center and assisted Álvaro García, who cut Alex Pozo and crossed his shot against Fernando. In this way, the Sevillian winger celebrated the goal when he had not been on the pitch for a minute after substituting Andrés Martín.
Those two goals sank Almería, that fell apart for several minutes until with the changes the mood improved and he began to hang around the area of the locals, whom Dimitrievski saved again with a good save from a shot from Dyego Sousa in the 84th minute.
The entry of Raúl de Tomás onto the pitch once again gave Rayo’s attack speed and every ball that the Madrid player touched was cheered by the fanswho really wanted to see his winter reinforcement.
With the final whistle, delirium arrived in the Vallecas stands. The fans gave his team an ovation and said goodbye singing their talismanic song, ‘Vida pirata’.