Luca Zidane saves the Rayo Vallecano
Luca Zidane, goalkeeper Rayo Vallecano, qualified his team for the second round of the Spanish Cup by taking the last shot on goal on Thursday, avoiding humiliation in the face of a fifth division resident.
Luca Zidane (24) saved his Rayo Vallecano team a great humiliation in the Spanish Cup. The goalkeeper took the last shot on goal during the session against Guijelo, resident of the Spanish fifth division, on Thursday (1-1, 4 to 3 on t.à.b). The club from the suburbs of Madrid therefore qualifies for the second round of the competition.
The son of French football legend Zinedine Zidane joined Rayo in 2020 after his free departure from Real Madrid. Restricted to the role of understudy, he took part in 15 games last season, including those for the promotion of the team in La Liga. This season, he only played one match in the Spanish league, on the first day against Sevilla FC. He was excluded from the 16th minute of play for having surrounded the opposing striker, Oussama Idrissi. Since then, he has not played in La Liga (where the club is in 6th position), settling for a place on the bench behind the holder, the Macedonian Stole Dimitrievski.
He therefore took advantage of the Copa del Rey to regain playing time. After opening the scoring by José Angel Pozo (5th), the Rayo was joined a few minutes later (Daniel Toti, 19th) before being reduced after the exclusion of Kévin Rodrigues. Zidane ultimately avoided the worst and is giving himself a personal chance to take the next round in goal.
Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, who will participate in the Spanish Super Cup 2022 in January, were exempt from this first round.