Saturday March 17, 2012 Day 28 Finished Vallecas

Rayo Vallecano 3 - 0 Real Betis

  • Armenteros 51’
  • Diego Costa 78’
  • Tamudo 90’

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    Time:90'
    • Rayo Vallecano
    • Real Betis
    • 90+3' All over! A comfortable win for the home side on the night.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of added time.
    • 88' GOAL! Tamudo rounds off an impressive evening for the home side with a clinical finish. His ninth goal of the season. Through the legs of Fabricio. 3-0 now.
    • 86' Tamudo drives an effort at goal. Straight down the throat of Fabricio, who makes the save with some ease.
    • 85' Another change coming for Rayo as Movilla departs to be replaced by Benito.
    • 84' Tamudo brings down Paulao with a late challenge.
    • 83' Offside flag goes up against Tamudo after he set off too soon.
    • 82' Two balls on the park as Raul Tamudo tries to make an instant impression.
    • 81' Some of the Betis crossing has been awful tonight. Doesn't look like it is going to be there night tonight.
    • 79' Diego Costa given a standing ovation as he makes way to be replaced by Raul Tamudo.
    • 78' The home fans in party mood as they head for a 2-0 win and eighth place in the table.
    • 77' Trashorras is only the park a minute to replace Piti.
    • 75' GOAL! Diego Costa heads home from ten yards out. Surely the winning goal. Lovely delivery from Trashorras.
    • 73' Golden chance for the leveller, but Santa Cruz fails to connect with the header five yards out. Joel claims the ball.
    • 72' Superb stop by Fabricio to make the stop from Piti's effort. Had to get down quickly to make that save.
    • 71' Manchester United apparently interested in Tito, according to the Spanish press.
    • 70' Jonathan showing his pace before his taken out of the action by Tito. Free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 68' Betis trying to piece together a move of some note. Molina departs to be replaced by Santa Cruz.
    • 66' Jonathan races onto the pass from Molina, but just fails to get the shot in as Rayo's defence stands tall.
    • 64' Another goal now for Rayo would surely finish this off as Fabricio takes the cross by Costa.
    • 63' Diego Costa again throwing himself around up front. Betis being hemmed in as Casado knocks it forward.
    • 62' A free-kick chance for the home team out wide. Piti hoists it in, but no takers on hand as the ball races straight through to Fabricio.
    • 61' Rayo have only had as many points (34) after 26 matches in Primera on three previous occasions in Primera (78/79, 99/00, 00/01, always assuming 3pts/win).
    • 60' Handball against Nelson as he tried to control the ball. He is fortunate to escape a yellow card for that one.
    • 58' A corner to Betis after a quick break up the park. The visitors looking a bit livelier in this second period.
    • 57' An offside flag goes up against Diego Costa. He is not best pleased with that decision.
    • 56' Joel smacks a huge clearance down the park. Pitch certainly causing a few problems. Ball bobbling.
    • 55' Change coming for Betis as Sevilla departs to be replaced Jonathan.
    • 53' Rayo will move up to eighth in the table alongside Atletico Madrid with a win in this match.
    • 52' Suddenly the home fans in a party mood as Fabricio whacks the long ball down the park.
    • 51' GOAL! Armenteros scores for Rayo! Superb finish as Betis are caught cold. Lovely finish as he raced through the middle.
    • 50' Chance for Molina as he slams a shot over the bar from the edge of the box.
    • 49' Montero lifts the ball across the face of the Rayo box, but just a bit too much pace on the cross. Nobody there to convert.
    • 48' Real Betis and Rayo have used the most different players in the league this season (30).
    • 47' Bright start by Betis as Montero sees a shot saved by Joel in the opening moments of the second period.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second half of this encounter.
    • 45' There goes the whistle for the break. We remain at 0-0 at half-time.
    • 44' Not going to be much time added to this half.
    • 42' Casado muscled off the ball deep in his own half. Free-kick deep in Rayo's half.
    • 41' Benat taken out the game in the middle of the park. He has been busy tonight for the visiting side.
    • 40' Pitit whips in the corner, but a bit of pushing in the box. Free-kick to the visiting team.
    • 39' Fuego sees a shot deflect wide of the target as the home side win another corner.
    • 38' Michu has bagged eight goals in his last 10 league games, having scored five in the first 15 games of this campaign.
    • 36' Another free-kick for the visiting side in the middle of the park. Whipped in by Sevilla as Joel comes off his line. Molina almost converts, but Rayo clear as we remain at 0-0.
    • 34' Joel's clearance flies out of play. Betis collect the loose ball.
    • 33' A yellow card for Fuego for pulling back Nelson.
    • 32' Corner for Vallecano. Whipped in by Piti, but gathered easily by Fabricio.
    • 31' Montero tries to send a team-mate racing clear as Joel comes out to collect.
    • 30' Superb diving stop by Fabricio to throw himself across goal to make the stop from Diego Castro. Fine save.
    • 29' Javi Arribas fouls Ruben Castro. Montero drives the ball across the face of goal, but held by Joel.
    • 27' Both teams flying into the tackles as Javi Arribas makes the clearance.
    • 26' Tito takes out Benat with a late challenge. Fabricio smashes the free-kick down the parl.
    • 25' Drilled into the box, but that is a poor free-kick as Joel comes out to collect with some ease.
    • 24' Remember we will have LIVE coverage tomorrow night of Real Madrid against Malaga for you. Betis earn a free-kick out wide.
    • 23' Home fans certainly enjoying their evening as Sevilla is taken out of the game late by Armenteros.
    • 22' Michu and Diego Costa try to force the ball over the line, but Betis survive as it drops between them before flying out of play.
    • 21' Some strong challenges flying in from both sides. Piti takes a sore one in a challenge with Benat. Vallecano win a corner.
    • 19' Sevilla out wide for Betis, but the move peters out with Betis well closed down by the home team.
    • 18' Montero almost in for a shot at the home goal, but Piti is on hand to wallop the loose ball up the park.
    • 17' Pepe Mel’s side have picked up nine points thanks to goals scored in the last five minutes of league games this season, four more than any other side.
    • 16' Nacho is going to be booked after kicking the ball away for no apparent reason.
    • 15' Fabricio pulls off a stunning stop to save the header by Michu. Piti follows up, but can't force the rebound into the net.
    • 14' Vallecano again picking up the ball. Both teams looking to get it down on the deck to pass it.
    • 13' All very even at the moment in this game. Rayo 10th in the table ahead of this match with Betis down in 14th spot.
    • 12' Betis welcome former Rayo defender Antonio Amaya back to the matchday squad but he is on the bench having not made an appearance since December due to a knee injury. Teenager Alvaro Vadillo is also fit again but will recuperate with the B team for now.
    • 11' Positive run by Piti, but just overdoes it. Piti then picks out Diego Costa with a cross, but the volley is walloped over the bar.
    • 10' Rayo have lost captain Michel to a dislocated shoulder which could keep him out for as much as five weeks. Mikel Labaka is also sidelined with a hamstring injury while promising youngster Alhassane Bangoura, known as Lass, is suspended.
    • 9' Casado is booked for a cynical late challenge on Molina.
    • 8' Fuego drlls an effort at goal 30 yards out. Plenty of power, but no direction as Betis earn the goalkick.
    • 7' Fabricio hammers out of the park under little or no pressure. A bit of sloppy play there.
    • 6' Betis collect the ball in their own half. Montero collects, but gives the ball away needlessly.
    • 5' Fuego tries to make some progress up the park, but he sees his attacking instincts snuffed out.
    • 4' Pitch doesn't look the best for silky football it must be said. Joel with the goalkick for the visiting side.
    • 3' A fairly noisy crowd in for this one. Diego Costa collects the ball, but Real Betis hammer the ball clear.
    • 2' Only Real Zaragoza (12) have picked up fewer points at home in the league this season than Rayo (16).
    • 1' Off and running in the second Spanish match of the night.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL! Tamudo rounds off an impressive evening for the home side with a clinical finish. His ninth goal of the season. Through the legs of Fabricio. 3-0 now.
    • 75' GOAL! Diego Costa heads home from ten yards out. Surely the winning goal. Lovely delivery from Trashorras.
    • 72' Superb stop by Fabricio to make the stop from Piti's effort. Had to get down quickly to make that save.
    • 51' GOAL! Armenteros scores for Rayo! Superb finish as Betis are caught cold. Lovely finish as he raced through the middle.
    • 49' Montero lifts the ball across the face of the Rayo box, but just a bit too much pace on the cross. Nobody there to convert.
    • 30' Superb diving stop by Fabricio to throw himself across goal to make the stop from Diego Castro. Fine save.
    • 22' Michu and Diego Costa try to force the ball over the line, but Betis survive as it drops between them before flying out of play.
    • 15' Fabricio pulls off a stunning stop to save the header by Michu. Piti follows up, but can't force the rebound into the net.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Rayo Vallecano

    Manager: José Ramón Sandoval

  • Real Betis

    Manager: Pepe Mel

  • Line-up

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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 5.8 -
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card 3.8 -
      Substitution Out90′ 5.6 -
      Substitution Out76′ 5.8 -
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      Goal 6 -
      Strikers
      Goal Substitution Out83′ 6 -
      Subs
      Substitution In83′ Goal 6 -
      Substitution In76′ 7 -
      Substitution In90′ - -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 4.8 -
      Midfielders
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      4.7 -
      Substitution Out57′ 4.5 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution Out80′ 4.8 -
      Substitution Out73′ 4.6 -
      Subs
      Substitution In73′ 5.5 -
      Substitution In80′ 5 -
      Substitution In57′ Yellow Card 5.5 -

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