Rayo Vallecano defeated Barcelona for the first time since 2002 at Estadio Vallecas on Wednesday thanks to a goal from Radamel Falcao. Memphis missed a penalty in the second half. It’s the second loss in a row for the Catalans in La Liga 2021-22, where they are far from the top positions.
As has been the case during this season, Ronald Koeman’s team struggled to create clear chances to score and they suffered with the defensive transitions during the match. While they got six shots during the first half, neither of them were on target.
Meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano scored in their first shot on target, being this the seventh time during the season that Ter Stegen conceded a goal within the first attempt. Barcelona needed to recover points after losing El Clasico, but instead they were defeated for the third time this season in La Liga.
Barcelona lost to Rayo Vallecano: Funniest memes and reactions
Before this match, Barcelona had a 14-game winning streak against Rayo Vallecano and a media of 4.5 goals per game. However, that didn’t matter on Wednesday, when Rayo Vallecano managed to beat them.
The defeat could mean that Barcelona will be looking for a new manager. While president Joan Laporta has been patient with the Dutchman, once a legend of the club thanks to his goal in the Champions League final that gave them the title in 1992. Here, check out the funniest memes and reactions: