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Girona 1-3 Rayo, Santi Comesaña, and Tebas banned in Vallekas? (2nd April, 2017)

Even before Rayo signed him, Spanish newspapers such as the Atlántico Diario and Vavel were singing his praises while he was at Coruxo.

Santi Comesaña, signed by Coruxo in 2015 from ED Val Miñor, went on to score on his debut against Atlético Astorga FC, and even score a hat trick against Compostela. Eight goals and 37 games earned him a move to Rayo.

ED Val Miñor is one of many "schools"  that belongs to the municipality of Nigrán - on the outskirts of Vigo. Players like Thiago Alcántara, Rafinha Alcántara, Rodrigo Moreno and Pedro Vázquez have have come from the good work of these schools.

Being from Galicia, the comparisons to a younger Trashorras were inevitable. Moreover, Santi, too, is 6 feet tall, and at Coruxo played in attacking midfield, in center midfield and on the left. He, too, has an eye for goal. He, too, keeps the ball at his feet rather than give it away.

It was almost fitting that both would step up in one of the toughest games of the season, and get on the score sheet.

And while Santi scored in the 10th minute off a Javi Guerra header, and Trashorras scored another header 10 minutes later off a superb Patrick Ebert corner, it was the third goal that was not just Rayo at its best but personified Santi too.

A lot of people like to praise Busquets because of his knack to provide pre-assists - the pass before the pass before the goal. Trashorras is quite similar in that regard - even if he does seem to get goals and assists quite often.

And while it was Embarba crossed the ball to Javi Guerra, who chested the ball into the goal, guess who kept the ball at his feet, waited for the perfect time, dragged the left-back slightly out of position and released the ball into space for Embarba?

Fran Beltrán,  Gotcha!



In other news - good news - Fran is reportedly close to a renewal and the women's team won 2-0 against Fundación Albacete at the Ciudad Deportiva Andrés Iniesta with goals from Sheila García and Beatriz Torija.

But the best news, and the one that's also appropriately in the title, is that Javier Tebas might be persona non grata in Vallekas.

In the 2016 municipal elections, the Partido Popular won all but three of Madrid's municipal districts. They were Puente de Vallecas, Villa de Vallecas and Centro. The first two make up Vallecas - the third, as the name suggests, is the central district of Madrid where the government of the Community of Madrid sits. (You can read more about Vallekas here).

Those three were won by the new left-wing Unidos Podemos. Well, them, and a couple of other parties that have formed a coalition in Madrid called Ahora Madrid.

And in Puente de Vallecas, where Ahora Madrid won 42.2% of votes (the PSOE won 25% and the PP won 18.1%), the 22nd topic on the agenda for the meeting this Wednesday (April 5th) is this:

"That the Municipal Board of Puente de Vallecas declare in this district Javier Tebas, president of the LFP, as persona non grata, because of the open confrontation he has held against Rayo Vallecano's fans, undermining the rights of freedom of expression enjoyed by all citizens and having demonstrated by his attitude towards this neighborhood, that his values ​​are contrary to those that vallecanos and rayistas defend".

Is this political? Damn right it is - Podemos have always spoken about the fight against la casta, and Javier Tebas definitely falls in that category. Am I loving this?

Oh yeah.

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