Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scores a first-half winner

Rayo Vallecano 1- Barcelona: Radamel Falcao scores a to start with-50 % winner and Memphis Depay misses a penalty as Ronald Koeman’s side drop far more details in the LaLiga title race

  • Barcelona’s struggles continued with a 1- loss at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday
  • Radamel Falcao shocked the Catalan giants in the thirtieth moment with a good complete
  • Memphis Depay squandered a chance to degree factors when he missed a penalty 
  • Ronald Koeman’s struggling side are now six details off league leaders Sevilla 

Barcelona were humbled again, this time by very small Rayo Vallecano and a purpose from 35-12 months-outdated Radamel Falcao.

They have not gained away all season and are a mid-desk mess with coach Ronald Koeman’s potential back again on the line.

He was devoid of at the very least 4 to start with-staff starters but supporters however be expecting the staff to have adequate to beat the side that arrived up by the perform-offs very last season, even if they do currently boast 5 wins from 5 in their modest three-sided ground. 

Barcelona have dropped more points in the LaLiga title race after losing 1-0 at Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona have dropped far more details in the LaLiga title race just after dropping 1- at Rayo Vallecano

Former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao scored the opening goal

Former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao scored the opening purpose

Ronald Koeman's struggling Barcelona side are now six points off league leaders Sevilla

Ronald Koeman’s struggling Barcelona side are now six details off league leaders Sevilla

Defeat heaps more pressure on Koeman after his Barcelona side were also beaten in El Clasico

Defeat heaps far more stress on Koeman just after his Barcelona side were also overwhelmed in El Clasico


Rayo Vallecano: Dimitrievski, Balliu, Saveljich, Catena Marugan, Garcia, Martin Luengo (Suarez 90+3), Comesana (Lopez 63), Palazon, Trejo (Ciss seventy six), Garcia, Falcao (Nteka seventy six).

Subs not utilized: Zidane, Maras, Bebe, Martin, Navarro, Rodrigues, Pozo, Hernandez.

Goals: Falcao 30

Booked: Trejo, Saveljich

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Roberto (Demir sixty), Pique, Garcia, Alba, Busquets, Nico (De Jong 84), Coutinho (Gavi 74), Dest, Aguero, Depay.

Subs not utilized: Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Mingueza, Umtiti, Pena, Balde. 

Goals: None

Booked: Coutinho, Pique

With just more than 9,000 supporters kicking each individual ball with them they took the lead on the 50 %-hour by Colombian striker Falcao.

Sergio Busquets experienced been dispossessed in midfield by Oscar Trejo whose by ball discovered the veteran ahead.

He turned within Gerard Pique and scored earlier Marc-Andre ter Stegen off the put up. It was the fifth match managing that Barcelona experienced conceded from the opposition’s to start with shot at purpose.

They experienced their possibilities to transform the outcome all around and it was beneath-stress Koeman’s recruits who allow him down in entrance of purpose. He preferred Sergino Dest, Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong brought in and they were all responsible of squandering possibilities

Memphis missed from the spot just after winning a penalty in the 2nd 50 %. From his trademark quick run up he fired at a at ease top for Stole Dimitrievski and the keeper saved his shot. He also bravely smothered the rebound obtaining a kick in the head for his problems.

Dest’s pass up arrived in the to start with 50 %. Shooting nearly as high more than the major as he experienced performed at the Camp Nou 4 days prior to. De Jong was brought on late on and experienced the chance to salvage a issue but his complicated lob more than an state-of-the-art Dimitreivski went awful high and extensive.

Sergio Aguero was remaining cursing in the penalty location as De Jong missed the chance. Had the Dutchman picked him out he may well have been capable to complete. Aguero need to perhaps also have taken that penalty. There was a brief dialogue with Memphis that ended withhim using the ball alternatively.

Barcelona's best chance to equalise came through Memphis Depay's second-half penalty

Barcelona’s ideal chance to equalise arrived by Memphis Depay’s 2nd-50 % penalty

The Dutchman saw his effort saved as Barcelona failed to grab an equaliser on a tough night

The Dutchman observed his exertion saved as Barcelona failed to get an equaliser on a rough night

Falcao's winner maintained Rayo's excellent start to the season as they push for Europe

Falcao’s winner maintained Rayo’s excellent get started to the season as they press for Europe

Aguero was also responsible of missed possibilities. He shot into the side netting from a Dest move. And from a cross from the complete-back again he headed just extensive.

The outcome remaining Barcelona ninth forward of other game titles to be performed in midweek. Ideal now they do not seem like a side able of ending in the Champions League areas and the monetary penalties of that could still see them rethink the choice manufactured all through the very last global split to keep away from the costly sacking of Koeman.

He is rewriting history at the moment – it is been 19 years considering that Rayo beat Barcelona. 

They did so comfortably from a side who have scored only just one purpose on the street all season and are however ready to choose up a gain away from the Camp Nou.