La Liga: A. Correa scores 2 goals to give a 2-0 win to Atlético Madrid over Rayo Vallecano

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MADRID. Atlético Madrid 2-0 Rayo Vallecano: conquers 2-0 after A. Correa scores 2 goals.

MADRID. Atlético Madrid 2-0 Rayo Vallecano: beats 2-0 after A. Correa scores 2 goals.

The match was played at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on Sunday and it started at 4:15 pm local time. The referee was who was helped by Rubén Becerril Gómez and Miguel Martínez Munuera. The 4th official was Gorka Etayo Herrera. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 13.3 degrees Celsius or 56.01 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 63%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Atlético Madrid was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Rayo Vallecano that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Atlético Madrid was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Atlético Madrid won the contest.

Atlético Madrid shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Rayo Vallecano shot 3 times, 0 on target, 3 off target.

Cards

Atlético Madrid received 4 yellow cards (D. Simeone, L. Suarez, J. Gimenez and R. De Paul). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Rayo Vallecano.

After playing this match, Atlético Madrid will have 29 points like Real Sociedad to stay in the 5th place. On the other side, Rayo Vallecano will stay with 30 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 7'
    7'

    D. Simeone

    Thomas Lemar - Atletico Madrid - won a free kick on the left wing. Fouled by Iván Balliu - Rayo Vallecano
  • 26'
    26'

    L. Suarez

    Thomas Lemar - Atletico Madrid - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Iván Balliu - Rayo Vallecano Luis Suárez - Atletico Madrid - receive yellow card.
  • 28'
    28'

    A. Correa

    Goal! Atletico Madrid 1, Rayo Vallecano 0. Ángel Correa - Atletico Madrid - shot with right foot from a diffucult position on the right to the right corner. Shot blocked. Mario Hermoso - Atletico Madrid - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assist - Yannick Carrasco.
  • 46'
    46'

    A. Martin

    I. Palazon

  • 53'
    53'

    A. Correa

    Hand ball by Unai López - Rayo Vallecano Goal! Atletico Madrid 2, Rayo Vallecano 0. Ángel Correa - Atletico Madrid - shot with right foot from few metres to the centre of the goal. Assist - Renan Lodi with a cross.
  • 59'
    59'

    Bebe

    K. Rodrigues

  • 59'
    59'

    O. Trejo

    U. Lopez

  • 63'
    63'

    J. Gimenez

    Fouled by José Giménez - Atletico Madrid Andrés Martín - Rayo Vallecano - won a free kick in attack. José Giménez - Atletico Madrid - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 72'
    72'

    M. Cunha

    L. Suarez

  • 74'
    74'

    R. De Paul

  • 76'
    76'

    R. Falcao

    S. Comesana

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Aguirre

    S. Guardiola

  • 90'
    90'

    Felipe

    Y. Carrasco

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Atlético Madrid will play away with Villarreal on the 9th of January with a 11-10 head to head stats in favor of Atlético Madrid (10 draws).

Rayo Vallecano will host Real Betis on the 9th of January with a 5-3 head to head stats in favor of Rayo Vallecano (4 draws).

Atlético Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Atlético Madrid started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Diego Pablo Simeone chose to play with the following team: Jan Oblak (6.6), Kieran Trippier (7.8), José María Giménez (6.7), Mario Hermoso (7.1), Renan Lodi (7.2), Yannick Carrasco (7.2), Rodrigo de Paul (6.2), Geoffrey Kondogbia (7.9), Thomas Lemar (7.4), Ángel Correa (8.6) and Luis Suárez (7.3).

Substitutes

Atlético Madrid made 2 changes: L. Suarez for M. Cunha (72′) and Y. Carrasco for Felipe (90′).

Top player: Ángel Correa

The player who no doubt impressed Atlético Madrid the most was Ángel Correa.

His rating is (8.6) with 2 goals, 27 passes (74% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 20. He performed 1 cross.

Rayo Vallecano: Formation and Lineups

Rayo Vallecano started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Andoni Iraola Sagarna played with: Luca Zidane (6.2), Ivan Balliu (6.0), Esteban Saveljich (7.1), Nikola Maraš (7.1), Fran García (5.9), Santi Comesaña (6.6), Óscar Valentín (6.8), Isi Palazón (6.6), Unai López (6.3), Kévin Rodrigues (6.2) and Sergi Guardiola (6.4).

Rayo Vallecano could not rely on the presence of O. Trejo (injured).

Substitutes

Rayo Vallecano made 5 changes: I. Palazon for A. Martin (46′), K. Rodrigues for Bebe (59′), U. Lopez for O. Trejo (59′), S. Comesana for R. Falcao (76′) and S. Guardiola for A. Aguirre (82′).

Top player: Esteban Saveljich

The player who no doubt impressed Rayo Vallecano the most was Esteban Saveljich.

His rating is (7.1) with 47 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8.

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