Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid faced off in Match Day 28 of La Liga, with the latter ultimately emerging victorious. N. Molina opened up the scoring for Atletico Madrid in the 22nd minute, before M. Hermoso doubled their lead two minutes later. Despite their best efforts, Rayo Vallecano could not break through Atletico Madrid’s defense until Fran Garcia found the back of the net in the 85th minute, but it was too late to salvage a draw as they fell 1-2.
Stole Dimitrievski (rating 6.5)
Jan Oblak (rating 6.7)
O. Trejo (U. Lopez, 57)
S. Niguez (R. de Paul, 68)
It was a tightly contested match between Rayo Vallecano and Atletico Madrid, with Rayo Vallecano having 51% of ball possession. Despite this, both teams were very active in terms of shots on goal, with Rayo Vallecano making 15 shots on target and 3 on goal. Santi Comesaña was the most active player in terms of number of shots. Atletico Madrid had 14 shots on target and 4 on goal, with Álvaro Morata being their best player in terms of hits on goal. In the end, it was a close game that could have gone either way!
Fran García of Rayo Vallecano had a pass accuracy of 86%, completing 68 passes in total. Koke from Atletico Madrid had an even higher pass accuracy, with 92% and 83 passes completed. Santi Comesaña of Rayo Vallecano made 3 key passes while Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid made 2. This demonstrates the impressive passing ability these players possess, both in terms of accuracy and overall effectiveness.
Rayo Vallecano recorded 6 interceptions this season, with Alejandro Catena leading the way with 1. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid had 8 interceptions, with Stefan Savić as their leader having 2. Rayo Vallecano only had 1 interception from Alejandro Catena while Atletico Madrid had 4 from Stefan Savić’s sole contribution.
Santi Comesaña and Stefan Savić have emerged as the leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Santi Comesaña has had six such fights while playing for Rayo Vallecano, while Stefan Savić has won eight of them while playing for Atletico Madrid. Both players have demonstrated a willingness to battle it out on the field and are clearly among the best at doing so. It will be interesting to see how they fare against other opponents in upcoming matches.
- F. Lejeune (Rayo Vallecano) at 62 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Rayo Vallecano – LDDLD
- Atletico Madrid – WWWWW
Top 5 La Liga scorers:
- Robert Lewandowski (17, Barcelona)
- Karim Benzema (14, Real Madrid)
- Joselu (12, Espanyol)
- Enes Ünal (12, Getafe)
- Iago Aspas (12, Celta Vigo)
- Rayo Vallecano will play with Osasuna. April 14 at 19:00 (UTC), on Estadio de Vallecas.
- Atletico Madrid will play with Almeria. April 16 at 16:30 (UTC), on Estádio Cívitas Metropolitano.