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Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano LaLiga LIVE Football Score 27 Oct 2021

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano LaLiga LIVE Football Score 27 Oct 2021

MATCH INFO

Start date: 27 Oct 2021 21:00
Location: Madrid Venue: Estadio de Vallecas

ABOUT THE MATCH

Sitting ahead of their upcoming opponents in the La Liga rankings, Rayo Vallecano play host to Barcelona on Wednesday evening.The hosts’ efforts against Real Betis were in vain during a 3-2 defeat at the weekend, while Ronald Koeman’s men lost El Clasico to Real Madrid on their own turf.

Despite fighting back from two goals down to seemingly rescue a point against Real Betis – with Randy Nteka and Alvaro Garcia finding the back of the net – Willian Jose’s penalty 15 minutes from time condemned Vallecano to their second defeat from three La Liga fixtures at the weekend.

Ivan Balliu was the guilty party as he gave away the penalty which led to Jose’s winner – the third spot-kick he has conceded this season – but Andoni Iraola refused to blame his right-back for Sunday’s defeat as Vallecano seek to bounce back immediately in midweek.

While they came up short in gameweek 10, Vallecano’s eye-catching start to the new season sees them occupy seventh spot in the rankings with 16 points cleaned from a possible 30, one ahead of Barcelona having played a game more.

Furthermore, only Real Madrid (24) have amassed more goals than Vallecano (17) so far this term in La Liga, and with the hosts welcoming Barca to the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on a four-game winning streak at home, Barcelona can hardly be regarded as the favourites this week

Sergio Aguero’s first goal in Catalan colours only served as a thin silver lining during another dark day for Koeman at Barcelona, as La Blaugrana were outgunned at home to Real Madrid in a 2-1 El Clasico defeat on Sunday afternoon.

David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez’s strikes had already put the tie to bed before Aguero’s consolation in the seventh minute of injury time, although Koeman’s job is still thought to be safe for the time being – even with that defeat representing Barca’s third loss from five in all tournaments.

Koeman’s side still boast a game in hand over several sides above them in the table, but a ninth-placed ranking is simply unacceptable for a club of the Catalans’ calibre, although last weekend’s 3-1 win over Valencia did at least lift the spirits somewhat

However, Barcelona are yet to win on the road since the 2021-22 La Liga season kicked off and have only managed to chalk up one goal in that disappointing period – not exactly a confidence-boosting record before visiting home specialists Vallecano.

On a more positive note, the Catalan giants have come up trumps in their last 14 contests with Vallecano in all tournaments – scoring at least two goals on each occasion – with the most recent contest seeing Barca win 2-1 in the Copa del Rey back in January

 

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