A double by Brais Méndez fuels the European dream of Celta de Vigo, who this Saturday chained their third consecutive victory in Balaídos against a Rayo Vallecano (2-0) who suffered from his numerous rotations, four days before playing a historic Copa del Rey semifinal against Betis.
Celta put a lot of pace into their game from the start. He turned his game towards the bands to exploit the depth of his wings, and that is where he generated his greatest danger, especially with Javi Galán on the left.
A center of his at eleven minutes created problems for Stole Dimitrievski, and Brais Méndez benefited from the poor clearance of the Macedonian goalkeeper to overtake his team, just when Rayo was with one less player due to Unai’s injury López, who would end up being replaced by Óscar Trejo.
Brais Méndez’s genius, finishing off a corner with his heel, put an end to the suffering of the Galician fans with eight minutes to go.
Rayo is two games away from playing his first Copa del Rey final. It was one step away in the 1981-82 academic year.
The day of the match against Celta there were violent clashes between the radical supporters of each team, in the middle of the street.
The images were captured by some residents of the sector .
Unfortunate what happened in Vigo. Listen to the countryman, who has little of a Madrid accent, “the people from RAYO had a drink and the ultras from CELTA surprised them.” And how. I say this because then the stigma is always carried by the same neighborhood… pic.twitter.com/esX3BdkQ38
— Israel Herraiz Fernández (@IHerraizFdez) February 5, 2022