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The Rayo de Iraola began to walk with a triumph, whose base was in keep a clean sheet. This was the result of good defensive work and outstanding performance by Miguel Ángel Morro under sticks. The 20-year-old youth squad made great stops at Son Moix, where he became the great franjirrojo hero. Showed reflexes, pulling out the mitt to stop a loud shot from Dani Rodríguez. Also flew to repel a header – again Dani Rodríguez – to the squad in the final stretch of the first half and a very dangerous free-kick by Salva Sevilla in the last gasp of the game. Furthermore, he anticipated any danger. Whatever the Majorcan threat was, it always ran into the wall …

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That was not new to those who have seen the Rayo preseason, in which Morro had already collected a few major stops: left a clean sheet in the friendlies against Leganés and Fuenlabrada and only received one goal against Eibar. And is that the youth squad has played it all, as Captain Alberto continues to recover from his knee injury and Dimitrievski spent about three weeks at home overcoming his positive by coronavirus. The man from Madrid took a step forward and his work in the summer was rewarded: Morro won the title in the league premiere.

For many, the future is already here and that great talent that was sensed last season is beginning to be a reality. The goalkeeper made his debut with the Strip on October 11, 2019, in the victory (2-1) against Tenerife and was quite confident. Dimitrievski's departure with the Macedonian national team and Alberto's injury gave him the opportunity then and the youth squad and U-19 international responded. Hence, he had minutes in the League —Tenerife, Numancia and Alcorcón— and in the Cup —Tarazona, Barakaldo, Betis and Villarreal—.

The Rayo wall is quarry. Something that had not happened for many years in Vallecas, since many promising youngsters did not have the opportunity to debut with the first team and they went out to seek their fortune (Lucho, Isma Gil …). What's more, the only red-red goalkeepers of the last decade who went through the quarry were Cobeño and Juan Carlos. However, neither of them made the jump directly. The current sports director was in the lower categories of Rayo (97-04) and then went through Ponfe, Castilla, Sevilla and Almería before return to Vallecas (08-14). And Juan Carlos, after making his debut with the first team (10-11), packed his bags to play for Hercules and Córdoba. I would not return until 15-16.

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