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A football, broken glass, and a married couple (5th March, 2017)

And no, that's not clickbait.

Apparently, during training, two footballs went out of the stadium, one of which reached Payaso Fofó street.

The fourth side of the stadium is just a wall with advertising on it. However, that wall is attached to a building of flats, and the other football went out the stadium in that direction. Moments later, a lady came to the dressing room and stated that her husband had been woken up by the sound of the football breaking glass, and even had proof via a picture on her phone.

Apparently they were told to file a complaint with local authorities.

In other news, I dug up this article about how El País endorsed Zozulya, calling him a lesson in patriotism (Read it here). I don't want to quote too much of it, but it essentially says that El País feels that it's all Russian propaganda, and provides a balanced, if incomplete, view of the whole situation,

Also, according to the article, "on February 8, 2017, Kharkiv Metalist ultras posted in Facebook that several Rayo Vallecano fans had fought on the side of “DNR/LNR” troops in Eastern Ukraine.", saying that:

“We have reliable information that roughly ten ultras from Rayo Vallecano fought on the side of these terrorists in Eastern Ukraine. They quietly returned to Spain, were detained by the police and fined a ridiculously small amount due to lack of evidence.”.

I think after some time I would love to do a whole piece on the whole situation in the context of the Russian-Ukranian battle (I'm not afraid to say this blog is political, so might as well dabble in some foreign policy right? :D). But after the situation clears up - seems to be too much nonsense being spewed on both sides of the debate.

Oh, and Roberto Trashorras did play, so he does reach 200 appearances. And had his 36th birthday on the 28th of February. He is a late bloomer - he is the player who made the most passes in both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 La Liga's - but Rayo is lucky to have him.

Finally, a 0-0 isn't the best, but Rayo really should have won - missing from point-blank range twice, hitting the post, the surprise was that Rayo didn't score. Which is good - at least Rayo look like scoring and they're playing well too, even if they did look susceptible at the back at times.

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