Vallecas, appointment of illusions –

Los jugadores posan con una pancarta, como parte de las jornadas contra el racismo organizadas por la afición, tras el entrenamiento del sábado.

there are always challenges to get and dreams to fulfill. A week ago, Rayo sealed the permanence -virtual, not mathematical- at the Camp Nou, a stage at the height of the conquest, the continuity in the elite for another season. But while that comes the red-haired they consider new goals. the main happens to go back to win in Vallecassomething that does not occur since December 18, 2021 (2-0 against Alavés), recovering that spirit of impregnable fiefdom of the first round. Those of Iraola want to give back to the fans all the encouragement that they have shown in the good times and in the bad, when they were the best places in Europe and took over the Champions positions, but also when they were immersed in a loop of bad results for thirteen days, which brought them closer to the danger zone (follow the match live on

For its part, the Real society face this duel with a less enjoying and more combative spirit. The San Sebastian they have the Champions to shot and are not willing to give it up, once seated in sixth place. Their last two punctures (the draw against Betis and the defeat against Barça) and the calendar force the txuri-urdines not to fail

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Meanwhile, the dand Iraola a weight has been lifted off their shoulders and it’s time to continue climbing the table. Now in sports the technician Basque he loses Balliu through suspension and his place at the back will be occupied by youth squad player Mario Hernández. He will also make changes upstairs, where Trejo and Sergi Guardiola will return, although Falcao could enjoy a few minutes throughout the contest.

Imanol has other headaches. He continues without being able to count on Silva, who fulfills his last game of sanction, and with a pressing lack of goal. His striker Isak is not shining, although he points to the Vallecas eleven, where the only sure thing will be the great atmosphere in the stands. Rayismo enjoyed an aperitif this Saturday afternoon with the open-door training session and today, Sunday, they will savor the main course, a clash where European ambition and the joy of the host are measured…

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match keys

latch back

Rayo chained two clean sheets at home. Dimitrievski has been under the sticks the eight times the team did not concede. Meanwhile, the Real has achieved it on 19 occasions.

lack of goal

It is one of the main evils of the Real Sociedad in these last days. He did not see a goal neither with Betis nor with Barça. He only has five goals in the last seven games.


Iraola will introduce changes in the eleven. Mario Hernández will return to the red-and-red right-back and everything indicates that Trejo and Guardiola will return upstairs.

aces to follow


His was the winning goal at the Camp Nou and with six he equals Guardiola as the top scorer in La Franja. He is the one who focuses the most in LaLiga.


He turns one hundred games in the League with Real in the midst of a scoring crisis. This yes, the quality of him follows intact and always generates danger.

Ups and downs

–> Iraola loses Balliu through suspension and still cannot count on the injured Merquelanz and Saveljich.

–> Silva is low due to suspension at Real Sociedad. Oyarzabal, Barrenetxea, Monreal and Carlos Fernández are injured.




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