Rayo had zero shots on goal. None. Zilch. Na-da.
Meanwhile, Cádiz had a shot cleared off the line, a misplaced back-pass that should've gone in but was miraculously saved by Paulo Gazzaniga, and a deserved goal scored after a through ball that split the defense while at the same time nutmegging Antonio Amaya - and that was just the first 36 minutes.
They then also hit the post and generally expose Rayo time and again, while Cádiz's goalkeeper made zero saves - 37-year-old Alberto Cifuentes barely moved the whole game.
With this result, Rayo are now 21st out of 22 teams, joint-bottom, and just generally out of ideas. Creating chances isn't the problem - Rayo and Cádiz both had nine shots. The problem is when Patrick Ebert, the attacking midfielder, is shooting from 25+ yards while Manucho barely even tries to make a run. In a 2 vs 3 situation.
Pablo Clavería came on for Trashorras at half-time, with Jordi Gómez being replaced by Miku, essentially playing with five attackers and asking Clavería to cover the entire midfield area.
What's troubling is that Rayo played better after that.
Some women's football news - Rayo are 7th in the 16 team league, which means they qualify for the Copa de la Reina. They beat 8th place Santa Teresa 2-0, which means the gap between qualifying for the Cup and not is now seven points. I have to say, the pairing of Natalia Pablos and Sheila García is proving to be deadly - they scored both goals, and Rayo have won four of their last five games. Plus. Natalia's signing was amazing - the few rare occasions where a homegrown player once whisked away actually returns.
Also, Rayo Vallecano may not even be the only men's team in Vallekas that is threatened with relegation. Rayo B are three points from safety, which means they could drop into the regional leagues, something that hasn't happened since 1988.
And, to top it all off, Luis Yáñez - the general manager - delivered a press conference basically said that he wouldn't tolerate anyone who called him shit.
Wanna dance, you piece of shit?
You created the marketing ploy of reduced ticket prices for the unemployed (a majority of residents in Vallekas are unemployed). You marketed Paco Jémez paying for Carmen's rent as something the club did, when clearly that was not the case. Forget Presa (and that's calling for a lot), there should be banners saying "Yáñez Vete Ya".
Oh, and by the way, Yáñez was signed from Málaga in 2012, a club he spent four years at while it was bought by Qatari sheikhs - the literal opposite of Rayo. In 2010, he created the consulting firm Yesan to help Córdoba get over credit payments.
He might be doing that for Rayo very, very soon.