Rayo Vallecano beat Albacete in the first football match played in Spain after a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rayo won 1-0 against Albacete on Thursday, in a match that was continued six months after its interruption (when the tally was still nil all). The match was now decided in favour of for Rayo Vallecano due to Luis Advincula scoring in the 61st minute of the match.
However, this match of the second Spanish league is special not only because it actually started six months ago, but because only one half was played.
Originally, Rayo Vallecano and Albacete started the match on December 15 last year, but it was interrupted at half time because Rayo’s fans shouted at the opposing player Roman Zozulja that he was a Nazi.
Back then, Albacete refused to continue the game, which was interrupted without either side scoring at all. This was because at that moment the guests had fewer players, as Eddy Silvestre received a red card in the referee’s compensation.
The match now continued in the 46th minute with a player less for Albacete, because midfielder Eddy Silvestre’s red card at the end of the first half in December still applied.