LALIGA: Pedri shines as Barcelona secure second spot with dominant win over Rayo

LALIGA: Pedri shines as Barcelona secure second spot with dominant win over Rayo

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 20:04 - 19.05.2024

Barcelona cemented the runners-up spot behind Real Madrid with an impressive 3-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

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Barcelona smash Rayo in fine LaLiga performance

Despite the ongoing rumours around Xavi’s future rumbling on, his side on the pitch have improved in recent weeks and Barça got off to a fast start, taking the lead inside three minutes.

Lamine Yamal, picked up the ball on the right flank before cutting inside and lofting a cross to Robert Lewandowski, who controlled the ball with his chest and lashed home his 18th La Liga goal of the season.

The hosts continued to dominate proceedings throughout the first half  but Rayo were not without their chances.

 Xavi’s men continued to put pressure on a brittle Rayo, and doubled their lead.

João Félix showed incredible intricate skill in the box before shooting on goal but it was saved, and Pedri was on hand to put away the rebound via a deflection. 

Two very quickly became three as Pedri picked up a second goal minutes later after being played through on goal via a long ball up the pitch from Ronald Araújo, and the Spaniard controlled and coolly fired past Stole Dimitrievski to end the contest.

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