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‘Messi absence helps Rayo’
Rayo Vallecano midfielder Luis Farina agrees Lionel Messi’s absence will help the team against Barcelona, but stresses other factors have to be considered.
Jemez: Rayo were unlucky
Paco Jemez insists “no-one can criticise” Rayo Vallecano after putting Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Real Betis down to an absence of luck.
‘Midday games no problem for Betis’
Pepe Mel has insisted that midday kick-offs are no problem for Real Betis ahead of Sunday’s early game against Rayo Vallecano – their second in a row.
Emery: Sevilla on the right track
Unai Emery believes Sevilla are on the right track for the rest of the season following Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Rayo Vallecano in La Liga.
‘Sevilla in state of emergency’
Unai Emery has conceded that Sevilla are in “a state of emergency”, making Saturday’s encounter with Rayo Vallecano a must-win.
Tebas denies ‘personal’ rights win
LPF President Javier Tebas denies the vote to include centralised television rights in the League’s statutes is a win for him personally.
Jemez: Rayo were spectacular
Paco Jemez rated Rayo Vallecano’s performance in beating Sporting Gijon as ‘spectacular’ and an improvement on recent displays.
‘Rayo win would be important’
Sporting Gijon Coach Abelardo believes a win for his side at Rayo Vallecano would be ‘an important step.’
Jemez: Sporting a tough opponent
Paco Jemez is ready for a hard night when his Rayo Vallecano side host Sporting Gijon, describing the Primera new boys as a ‘tough, tough opponent.’
Jemez: Rayo’s season starts now
Paco Jemez believes Rayo Vallecano’s season starts now following Sunday’s 1-0 win at Las Palmas in La Liga.
Guerra: Rayo not panicking
Javi Guerra insists Rayo Vallecano aren’t panicking despite a slow start to the season that has left them with one point from three games.
‘Deportivo will keep improving’
Victor Sanchez believes Deportivo La Coruna’s win over Rayo Vallecano will see the team keep improving throughout the season.
Jemez: Rayo were erratic
Paco Jemez described Rayo Vallecano’s second half in the defeat to Deportivo La Coruna as ‘erratic’ and rued his team’s defensive mistakes.
Jemez: Depor deserve respect
Paco Jemez is more focused on a good Rayo Vallecano performance than recording a victory and wants Deportivo La Coruna to be respected.
‘Depor want to improve in all areas’
Victor Sanchez says he is seeking an all-round improvement from Deportivo La Coruna when they travel to La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano on Monday.
Guerra, Hernandez to Rayo
Rayo Vallecano added two new players to Paco Jemez’s squad late on transfer deadline day, snapping up Javi Guerra and Pablo Hernandez.
Berizzo commends Celta
Eduardo Berizzo was happy with the way Celta Vigo made use of having an extra man for much of their win over Rayo Vallecano.
'Rayo still light years away'
Paco Jemez has claimed that Rayo Vallecano “are still light years away from what we can be” ahead of Celta Vigo in La Liga on Saturday.
'Valencia not ruthless enough'
Nuno Santo has admitted that Valencia were not ruthless enough during their goalless draw with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday.
Nuno: No grudges with Otamendi
Nuno Santo has insisted that Valencia wish Nicolas Otamendi well, despite the protracted nature of the defender's move to Manchester City.
La Liga dates to change again
The Spanish football calendar is expected to undergo yet another revision with games to be played on December 30 and 31.
Official: Rayo snap up Farina
Rayo Vallecano have confirmed the signing of Argentine midfielder Luis Farina on a season-long loan from Benfica.
‘Zhang's one more for Rayo’
Paco Jemez has attempted to put the row over the signing of Zhang Chengdong behind Rayo Vallecano. ‘Whatever the circumstances he’s another player.’
‘Jemez knew about Zhang’
Rayo Vallecano sporting director Felipe Minambres insists Paco Jemez knew the club was looking to sign China forward Zhang Chengdong.
Jemez furious with Zhang arrival
Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez has expressed his fury with the signing of Zhang Chengdong, claiming it “suits me like a hole in the head”.
Jemez considering Rayo exit
Paco Jemez has admitted that “maybe it’s time to change the Coach” in a scathing attack on Rayo Vallecano after their 5-0 defeat to Albacete on Saturday.
Official: Rayo sign Ebert
Rayo Vallecano have confirmed the signing of winger Patrick Ebert from Spartak Moscow on a two-year contract.
Report: Rayo sign Zhang Chengdong
Zhang Chengdong, known as Dudu, will become La Liga’s first Chinese player after signing for Rayo Vallecano, according to reports.
Barca to start at Athletic
Barcelona will begin the defence of their La Liga title with a trip to San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao, it has been announced.
Official: Sevilla pick up Kakuta
Sevilla have completed the signing of former Rayo Vallecano loanee Gael Kakuta from Chelsea on a free transfer.
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