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Rayo-Villarreal draw 2-2; Calleja still at the helm

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Rayo Vallecano v Villarreal CF - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal played to a 2-2 draw. Samu Chukwueze scored to put Villarreal in front (his first league goal), Raul de Tomás equalized just after halftime and then it was the substitutes’ turn to score. Alvaro Garcia scored in the 66th minute for Rayo just three minutes after coming on and then Nicola Sansone scored Villarreal’s second goal in the 80th minute, seven minutes after coming on.

In spite of our dreadful form (no wins and only three points from our last six league matches) Raül Badenes reports that after the match Sr. Roig personally told Calleja he has the ‘absolute confidence’ of the front office. Manu Trigueros stated the players believe he can lead them out of this mess.

At least we have another international break so maybe during it Gerard Moreno can remember how to score goals and be the player he was last year, Carlos Bacca can continue his recovery, and maybe Bruno can....I don’t know....be able to play again? Ever? And while I can’t blame Calleja’s willingness to experiment with lineups and formations, unless Alfonso Pedraza just couldn’t go 90 minutes today, please don’t put Fornals over on the left. It doesn’t work :)