Madrid, 14 Oct. Rayo and Getafe tied the Madrid derby (0-0) that could have opted for the side of the Vallecano team, which wasted in the second half a penalty kick taken by the Argentine Oscar Trejo and who managed to stop with a good stretch David Soria.
The Vallecano team arrived at the meeting willing to make up for it after the painful defeat last day against Almería, a direct rival for permanence, and Getafe in need due to the proximity to relegation after chaining two consecutive defeats against Valladolid and Real Madrid.
Rayo, supported by their fans, who almost filled the Vallecas stadium, took the reins of the match with territorial possession marked by Oscar Valentín and Santi Comesaña and trying to take the initiative at the pace set by Oscar Trejo, the true engine of the team Andoni Iraola.
Getafe, with their usual line of five behind, left the initiative to their rival until they found their opportunity, which came in the 25th minute when Damián Suárez put in a cross from the right that the Serbian Nemanja Maksimovic headed inside the area that Stole Dimitrievski cleared with the palm of his hand to corner.
That was the clearest chance of the first half because Rayo’s dominance did not translate into excessive approaches to David Soria’s goal, who lived very comfortably in the first half, quite the opposite of the second, in which he saved his team in the 52nd minute when he saved Trejo’s penalty after a Fabrizio Angileri handball inside the area.
After that action, Quique Sánchez Flores tried to give his team another air with the entry of Juan Iglesias and Ángel Algobia and was able to score with a shot by Borja Mayoral that, in the small area, was covered by Alejandro Catena.
The match was revolutionized by the emergence of Radamel Falcao, who from his entrance to the pitch in the 68th minute was a headache for Getafe, who were saved again with a good save by David Soria from a shot by the Colombian.
Rayo tried until the end, especially as a result of the entrance of Baby, who sinned on occasions of inaccuracies due to impatience, and submitted in the last minutes to a siege from which Getafe tried to escape by going out in quick plays to the against led by Carlos Aleñá although it hardly bothered Dimitrievski.
0 – Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski; Balliu, Lejeune, Catena, Fran Garcia; Óscar Valentín, Comesaña (Unai López, m.72); Isi (Baby, m.85), Trejo (Pozo, m.85), Álvaro García (Chavarría, m.68); and Camel (Falcao, m.68).
0 – Getafe: Soria; Damián, Djené, Mitrovic, Duarte, Angileri (Iglesias, m.58); Aleñá, Milla, Maksimovic (Algobia, m.58); Borja Mayoral (Portu, m.72) and Enes Ünal (Mata, m.89).
Referee: Melero López (Andalusian Committee). He admonished Catena (m.81) and Baby (85), from Rayo; and Angileri (24), Mitrovic (42), Algobia (83), from Getafe.
Incidents: match corresponding to day 9 of the Santander League played at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid before 13,076 spectators. EFE