crazy ball – Manchester United he does not appear to be aiming for victory after the manager sent off two academy players in the final 15 minutes of the friendly against the semi-finalists. Copa del Rey 2022, Rayo Vallecano.
You already know the final result on Sunday evening (31/1) is 1-1. The hosts’ goal was scored by Amad Diallo within 1 minute and 20 seconds of coming on to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, who was replaced by Erik ten Hag early in the second half. Perhaps for this reason, it was the Portuguese star’s first pre-season game.
The return goal of the Copa del Rey semifinalists was scored 9 minutes after Amad Diallo’s earlier goal. From the right side of the field, Isaac Palazon dribbled forward. Ahead of him, Brazilian left-back Alex Telles backed away and returned again, leaving too much space for the Spaniard, who then shot to the left of Tom Heaton’s goal.
His effort to block the ball was successful, but the ball was snarled by Alvaro Garcia, leading to a comeback goal that would have pleased Rayo Vallecano.
Few know, the visitors who challenge the Red Devils tonight at Old Trafford are a club that cannot be underestimated. Vallecano is a LaLiga side that has progressed quite far in Spain’s domestic cup competition, the Copa del Rey for the 2021/22 season. They managed to reach the semi-finals before being crushed by Real Betis with a score of 2-3. Beticos then managed to become champions on penalties in the final against Valencia.
Erik ten Hag seemed quite satisfied with the struggle of his men, especially Amad Diallo who did not lose his vigilance in front of the opponent’s goal and grabbed the puke ball.
In the last 15 minutes, the Dutch manager instead chose to field two academy players Shola Shoretire who is still 18 years old and Zidane Iqbal 19 years old, to give them both playing minutes.
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