La Salernitana, Rayo’s second confirmed rival in the preseason

yesThe pre-season of Andoni Iraola’s third project on Rayo Vallecano continues to take shape. The redheads, who return to work on July 8, already know their first two rivals. After confirming the attractive friendly against United on July 31 at Old Trafford, the Italian Salernitana has announced his final pre-season schedule. Davide Nicola meets Rayo on July 19 at Stadion Jenbach in Austria.

With departure to Austria, Rayo Vallecano will face his second pre-season match away from Spain, something that has not happened since the 2019-2020 season. Residents of Madrid are still waiting to confirm whether they will carry out any concentration during the pre-season, either on Spanish soil or abroad.

The last stage outside Spain was on Austrian territory in the first Andoni Iraola track in Vallecas, where the redheads were measured at Mainz 05, Mönchengladbach and Fortuna Düsseldorf. Last season, Rayo, like the rest of the Spanish teams forced to stay in Spain due to the still valid corona virus.

La Salernitana, miraculously, another season in Serie A.

La Salernitana finished last season in 17th place in Serie A, just one point behind Cagliari and he was very close to returning a season later to the second category of Italian football. Relegation was just a goal from Agostini’s men, who could not get past the draw in Venice on the last day, while Salernitana fell down at home with 0-4 against Udinese.

While waiting for entry and exit in both teams, the Italian team today has two old acquaintances of the Spanish fans as the Argentine central Federico Faziowho played for Sevilla, among others, and Franck Ribery. The French winger is facing the final years of his career, after having more than two decades as a professional, where he has delighted Italian, German, French and Turkish fans.

In the absence of knowledge of the rest of the preparation schedule, Rayo will face Salernitana and United in two attractive and unprecedented friendly matches, where they will face two rivals from the five major leagues. In both appointments, he will be able to continue to win ground and minutes in the legs before he begins his 20th season in the first division, where the goal will once again be rescue.

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