Juan Villar debuts ownership with Rayo scoring a double

Paco Jémez announced rotations in Riazor and complied. Rayo eleven presented up to six changes, one of them, the presence of Juan Villar up front. It was his first ownership with the Strip and he soon showed that he was ready. At 28 seconds, Álvaro García served a ball to the attacker to beat Dani Giménez in the face of sportsmanship. Villar thus scored his first target with the elastic vallecana, but it would not be the last. In the 20th minute, in a rogue move, took advantage of a mistake by Mollejo – on a loan with his chest – to make his double.

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Juan Villar had a great premiere. To find his last double, one would have to go back to the 2017-18 season, when the forward played in the ranks of Tenerife. So on March 4, 2018, Villar scored two goals against Nàstic and his team ended up winning (1-2). Weeks before, on February 11, he also did it against Córdoba (5-1). Two happy endings that Rayo could not enjoy, since Riazor's crazy game ended in a draw (3-3).

Juan Villar's double is the fourth of the franjirrojo team this campaign. Leo Ulloa got two, one of them in the duel against Fuenlabrada and the other, against Numancia. Coincidentally, on both occasions, the result ended up being the same: tie at two. Yes, Rayo knew how to make the one from Pozo better profitable and beat Huesca de Míchel with a 0-2.

Juan Villar landed in Vallecas at the end of February, on loan from Osasuna, due to Ulloa's long-term injury. Since his arrival he has played 169 minutes, spread over six games (Huesca, Albacete, Elche, Cádiz, Fuenla and Depor), being that of Riazor his debut as a starter, as a scorer and the one that has spent the most minutes on the pitch, 53. The striker is one of the footballers who will have to extend his contract beyond 30-J, although in his case there is also a mandatory purchase option by Rayo if he ascends.

Paco: “He has a lot of talent and quality”

Rayo's manager, Paco Jémez, was flattered when asked by Juan Villar. “He has a lot of talent and quality. The forwards live on the goal and the teams live on the forwards. I hope this is the start of a great streak. I am very happy for him, because he is a boy who has been patient and trains very well, “said the redhead coach.