Atletico Madrid welcomes Rayo Vallecano
With having in mind the thought to win a first win for the new season, Atletico Madrid welcomes Rayo Vallecano in a match from the second round of the Spanish La Liga.
Atletico had a tough draw for the opening round of La Liga, having visited Valencia at the Estadio Mestalla. Cholo Simeone’s team got the lead, thanks to the goal of Angel Correa, but Valencia managed to equalize via Rodrigo. The game ended with a 1-1 draw, so just after the first round, Atletico is already on two points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. But this is just the first round, so we have a lot of time until the end of the campaign.
Before the start of the season, Diego Simeone promised the fans that Atleti is going to fight for the title again. They made one of the most expensive transfers in the club’s history, paying more than 70 million euro to Monaco for the world champion Thomas Lemar. This proved that Atletico has the ambition to compete with the best in Spain. The club won La Liga a few years ago and they are motivated to do it again now. Despite the fact that Atleti lost two points in the opener against Valencia.
Rayo Vallecano, on the other hand, began the new season with a heavy 1-4 loss against Sevilla at home. They were totally dominated by the Andalusians and now they will have another very tough test at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Rayo is visiting Atletico in the position of a complete underdog, that’s clear for everybody.
Maybe it’s time now for Atletico Madrid to record their first win in La Liga this season. Rayo Vallecano is not a team of their levels, so we also expect to see some goals in this one.