MADRID. Real Sociedad defeats Rayo Vallecano with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Sörloth (15′) and a goal from A. Barrenetxea (37′).
The match was played at the Estadio de Vallecas stadium in Madrid on Saturday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. In front of 12,874 spectators. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the assistance of Pau Cebrián Devis and Rubén Porras Rico. The 4th official was Daniel Pastoriza Iglesias. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 9.8 degrees Celsius or 49.6 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 42%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Rayo Vallecano was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Real Sociedad that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Rayo Vallecano was putting more pressure with 58 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 2 were on target. Notwithstanding, Real Sociedad was able to find the solution to win this match.
Rayo Vallecano shot 14 times, 2 on target, 12 off target. Talking about the opposition, Real Sociedad shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target.
None of the teams received any yellow card.
After this match, Rayo Vallecano will stay with 26 points like Athletic Club to remain in the 9th place. On the other side, Real Sociedad will have 38 points to sit in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the La Liga, Rayo Vallecano will play away with Villarreal on the 30th of January with a 10-2 head to head record in favor of Villarreal (1 draw).
Real Sociedad will play away agasint Real Madrid on the 29th of January with a 20-4 head to head statistic in favor of Real Madrid (5 draws).
Rayo Vallecano – Formation
Rayo Vallecano started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Andoni Iraola Sagarna decided to play with the following team: Stole Dimitrievski, Ivan Balliu , Florian Lejeune , Alejandro Catena , Fran García , Unai López , Ismaila Ciss , Isi Palazón , Óscar Trejo , Álvaro García and Sergio Camello .
The home team had on the bench: Esteban Saveljich, Mario Hernández, Mario Suárez, Diego López, Randy Nteka, Abdul Mumin, Radamel Falcao , José Pozo, Andrés Martín, Santi Comesaña , Salvi and Josep Chavarría.
Rayo Vallecano made 5 changes: Unai López for Santi Comesaña (46′), Isi Palazón for R. Falcao (67′), Óscar Trejo for Randy Nteka (67′), Sergio Camello for Andrés Martín (83′) and Iván Balliu for Salvi Sánchez (84′).
Best player: Stole Dimitrievski
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Rayo Vallecano was the goalkeeper: Stole Dimitrievski. His rating is 7.14. He performed 5 saves.
Real Sociedad – Formation
Real Sociedad started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea played with: Álex Remiro, Aritz Elustondo , Igor Zubeldia , Robin Le Normand , Diego Rico , Brais Méndez , Asier Illarramendi , Pablo Marín , David Silva , Alexander Sørloth and Ander Barrenetxea .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Robert Navarro, Carlos Fernández, Beñat Turrientes, Urko González, Andoni Zubiaurre, Aihen Muñoz, Jon Magunazelaia, Ander Martín , Unai Marrero, Mikel Oyarzabal , Jon Ander Olasagasti and Takefusa Kubo.
Real Sociedad made 5 changes: Alexander Sörloth for Ander Martín (65′), David Silva for Olasagasti (65′), Alexander Sörloth for Mikel Oyarzabal (65′), Ander Barrenetxea for Robert Navarro (70′) and Pablo Marín for Carlos Fernández (81′).
Best player: Diego Rico
The player that probably impressed the most for Real Sociedad was Diego Rico even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 44 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the La Liga.