Athletic Club prevails over Rayo Vallecano 3-2. HIGHLIGHTS

BILBAO. Athletic Club defeated Rayo Vallecano.

Athletic Club prevails over Rayo Vallecano 3-2. HIGHLIGHTS

BILBAO. Athletic Club prevailed over Rayo Vallecano. Rayo Vallecano was surely superior in terms of ball possession (61%).​

The match was played at the San Mamés Barria stadium in Bilbao on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz with the collaboration of Pau Cebrián Devis and Rubén Porras Rico. The 4th official was Sergio Escudero Guzmán. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 16.6 degrees Celsius or 61.88 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 39 Ball Possession 61
Shots
  • 16 Total 13
  • 10 On Target 5
  • 6 Off Target 8
  • 2 Shots blocked 2
  • 90 Attack 94
  • 38 Dangerous attack 54
  • 73 Ball safe​ 83
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 2 Corners 7
  • 3 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 13 Total 13
  • 1 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 5 Substitutions 5

Ball possession

Rayo Vallecano had a strong ball possession 61% while Athletic Club was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Rayo Vallecano was more pushing with 54 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. Nevertheless, Athletic Club was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Athletic Club shot 16 times, 10 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Rayo Vallecano shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Athletic Club received 1 yellow card (D. Garcia). On the other side, Rayo Vallecano received 2 yellow cards (O. Valentin and P. Ciss).

Match Timeline

5'
O. Trejo(goal)S. Camello
I. Williams(goal)D. Garcia
14'
21'
O. Valentin- Yellow
O. Sancet(goal)A. Berenguer
28'
N. Williams(goal)Y. Alvarez
33'
D. Garcia- Yellow
45'
46'
P. Ciss- sub ->O. Valentin
64'
S. Camello Pérez(var)
A. Herrera- sub ->O. Sancet
65'
67'
P. Ciss- Yellow
69'
U. Lopez- sub ->S. Comesana
79'
R. Falcao- sub ->S. Camello
79'
A. Mumin- sub ->F. Lejeune
J. Morcillo- sub ->I. Muniain
79'
O. Zarraga- sub ->N. Williams
80'
80'
R. Falcao(goal)Fran Garcia
90'
Bebe- sub ->O. Trejo
A. Paredes- sub ->A. Berenguer
90'
R. Garcia- sub ->I. Williams
90'

Standings

After this contest, Athletic Club will have 13 points to sit in the 3rd place. Regarding the opposition, Rayo Vallecano will stay with 7 points like Girona, Real Sociedad and Celta de Vigo to remain in the 11th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the La Liga, Athletic Club will host Almería on the 30th of September with a 7-2 head to head stats in favor of Athletic Club (3 draws).

Rayo Vallecano will play away agasint Almería on the 8th of October with a 9-5 head to head in favor of Rayo Vallecano (1 draw).

Athletic Club – Formation

Athletic Club
G
U. Simón 1.Spain
6.7
D
Ó. de Marcos 18.Spain
6.6
D
Í. Martínez 4.Spain
6.8
D
Yeray 5.Spain
6.8
D
Í. Lekue 15.Spain
7.0
M
D. García 14.Spain
7.0
45'
M
6.9
65' Goals28'
M
I. Muniain 10.Spain
6.3
79'
M
A. Berenguer 7.Spain
7.4
90'
M
N. Williams 11.Spain
7.9
80' Goals33'
F
I. Williams 9.Spain
8.1
90' Goals14'
Substitutes
G
A. Iruarrizaga 35.Spain
D
A. Capa 21.Spain
D
A. Paredes 31.Spain
90'
M
U. Vencedor 16.Spain
M
R. García 22.Spain
90'
M
A. Herrera 23.Spain
6.7
65'
M
O. Zarraga 19.Spain
6.4
80'
F
G. Guruzeta 12.Spain
F
J. Morcillo 2.Spain
6.6
79'
F
A. Villalibre 20.Spain

Athletic Club adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ernesto Valverde Tejedor decided to play with the following team: Unai Simón (6.7), Óscar de Marcos (6.6), Yeray Álvarez (6.8), Iñigo Martínez (6.8), Íñigo Lekue (7.0), Oihan Sancet (6.9), Dani García (7.0), Nico Williams (7.9), Iker Muniain (6.3), Álex Berenguer (7.4) and Iñaki Williams (8.1).

The home team had on the bench: Gorka Guruzeta, Jon Morcillo (6.6), Unai Vencedor, Ander Capa, Raúl García, Ander Herrera (6.7), Oier Zarraga (6.4), Asier Villalibre, Ander Iru and Aitor Paredes Casamichana.

Substitutions

Athletic Club made 5 changes: O. Sancet for A. Herrera (65′), I. Muniain for J. Morcillo (79′), N. Williams for O. Zarraga (80′), A. Berenguer for A. Paredes (90′) and I. Williams for R. Garcia (90′).

Best player: Iñaki Williams​

The most impressive player for Athletic Club was Iñaki Williams.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 25 passes (64% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 3 crosses.

Rayo Vallecano – Formation

Rayo Vallecano
G
S. Dimitrievski 1.North Macedonia
6.4
D
F. Lejeune 19.France
6.4
79'
D
I. Balliu 20.Albania
6.5
D
6.4
D
A. Catena 5.Spain
5.9
M
Ó. Trejo 8.Argentina
6.1
90' Goals5'
M
Á. García 18.Spain
6.6
M
Ó. Valentín 23.Spain
7.0
46' 21'
M
I. Palazón 7.Spain
7.8
M
S. Comesaña 6.Spain
6.2
69'
F
7.4
79'
Substitutes
G
D. López 13.Spain
D
A. Mumin 16.Ghana
6.2
79'
D
M. Hernández 2.Spain
D
E. Saveljich 24.Montenegro
D
M. Suárez 4.Spain
M
J. Pozo 22.Spain
M
P. Ciss 21.Senegal
6.6
46' 67'
M
U. López 17.Spain
6.8
69'
M
R. Nteka 11.Spain
F
Bebé 10.Portugal
90'
F
R. García 9.Colombia
7.2
79' Goals80'

Also Rayo Vallecano adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Andoni Iraola Sagarna played with: Stole Dimitrievski (6.4), Ivan Balliu (6.5), Florian Lejeune (6.4), Alejandro Catena (5.9), Fran García (6.4), Óscar Valentín (7.0), Santi Comesaña (6.2), Isi Palazón (7.8), Óscar Trejo (6.1), Álvaro García (6.6) and Sergio Camello (7.4).

The following players were sitting on the bench: José Pozo, Bebé, Ismaila Ciss (6.6), Abdul Mumin (6.2), Radamel Falcao (7.2), Pablo Muñoz, Mario Hernández, Esteban Saveljich, Mario Suárez, Diego López, Unai López (6.8) and Randy Nteka.

Substitutions

Rayo Vallecano made 5 changes: O. Valentin for P. Ciss (46′), S. Comesana for U. Lopez (69′), S. Camello for R. Falcao (79′), F. Lejeune for A. Mumin (79′) and O. Trejo for Bebe (90′).

Best player: Isi Palazón​

The player that probably impressed the most for Rayo Vallecano was Isi Palazón.

His rating is (7.8) with 52 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 9 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the La Liga.​