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La Liga: Atletico held at home by Bilbao, Falcao nets in Rayo Vallecano debut

Ten-man Atlético Madrid was held to a second straight scoreless draw at residence on Saturday after its proficient assault was once more stymied by Athletic Bilbao within the Spanish league.

With Antoine Griezmann becoming a member of Luis Suárez, Ángel Correa, Yannick Carrasco and João Félix, coach Diego Simeone has his deepest effectively of attacking expertise to attract on since taking on the staff a decade in the past.

However the defensive-minded Argentine has up to now didn’t get his assault to click on. Atlético was additionally held to 0-Zero by Porto at residence of their Champions League opener on Wednesday, and Atlético has not scored greater than two objectives in any of its six video games throughout all competitions this season.

Midfielder Marcos Llorente went closest for Atlético when his 75th-minute shot from outdoors the realm hit the put up.

Three minutes later, Atlético was left a person down when Félix earned back-to-back yellow playing cards. The referee first booked him for swatting a defender who was clinging to his jersey from behind. Félix, who was not wanting on the participant when his hand impacted his face, obtained a fast second reserving when he vehemently protested.

Bilbao nearly took benefit of the numerical superiority, however substitute Asier Villalibre wasted an ideal alternative to seize an injury-time winner when he shot excessive with solely goalkeeper Jan Olbak to beat from shut.

The Basque Nation membership and Atlético each remained undefeated by means of 5 rounds.

FALCAO’S DEBUT

Former Atlético star Radamel Falcao loved an ideal debut for Rayo Vallecano, scoring 10 minutes after happening as a late substitute to finish a 3-Zero win over Getafe in a derby between the Spanish capital’s two extra modest golf equipment.

The veteran striker went on as a 71st-minute substitute with Rayo 1-Zero forward. Midfielder Pathé Ciss doubled the lead shortly earlier than he arrange Falcao with a go for the Colombian to attain from an angle.

Oscar Trejo put Rayo forward with a penalty 9 minutes into the match at Vallecas Stadium.

Rayo goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski denied Getafe a late objective when he saved Enes Unal’s penalty.

Rayo has two wins, a draw, and two defeats in its return to Spain’s high division.

Getafe is final after dropping all 5 video games.

The 35-year-old Falcao signed with Rayo this month as a free agent.

“I had dreamed of with the ability to go on the market and rating a objective,” Falcao mentioned. “My teammates have given me a whole lot of assist. I really feel proper at residence.”

Many Rayo followers recall Falcao’s two seasons with Atlético from 2011-13, when he helped it win the Europa League and the Copa del Rey. He went on to Monaco, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Galatasaray, the place he performed till the tip of final season.

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