Giannelli Imbula scored a stunning debut goal as Rayo Vallecano claimed a 1-0 success at Huesca in LaLiga.
The on-loan Stoke midfielder rifled a left-footed strike into the top-right corner from just outside the area in the 29th minute to earn his new side their first points of the season.
Well, #LaLiga is certainly back with a bang. Giannelli Imbula on his debut for @RayoVallecano and it is a stunner. It's @SDHuesca 0 - Rayo 1. How's THAT to start your football packed weekend? #PUREFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/icE6QDI0Gy— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) September 14, 2018
Rayo, who went into the game bottom of the table following successive defeats, thought they had doubled their advantage through Real Madrid loanee Raul de Tomas but his second-half effort was ruled out after the referee consulted VAR.
Huesca’s Argentinian midfielder Ezequiel Avila had a late header comfortably saved by Rayo goalkeeper Alberto Garcia as the hosts pushed in vain for an equaliser against their fellow newly-promoted side.
- Press Association