Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: La Liga 2022-23, BAR 0-0 RAY – Rayo Vallecano hold their nerve to keep out a star-studded Barcelona…

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS
BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Raphinha of FC Barcelona, Unai Lopez of Rayo Vallecano during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on August 13, 2022 in Barcelona Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: La Liga 2022-23, BAR 0-0 RAY – Rayo Vallecano hold their nerve to keep out a star-studded Barcelona side for well over 90 minutes. Barca had become increasingly frustrated, culminating in the dismissal of Busquets. Rayo had opportunities here and there though, and were denied a late snatch-and-grab by the offside flag, in what was a very entertaining game. Follow Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a 0-0 DRAW against Rayo

After finally registering their new recruits on Friday, Robert Lewandowski, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha were handed debuts from the start, but could not provide the difference in a tame display that saw Sergio Busquets sent off late on.

It could have been a different story as Lewandowski took just 12 minutes to find the back of the net in LaLiga, chipping an effort over the onrushing Dimitrievski – but his celebrations were cut short by the offside flag.

While Barcelona were in control, the best chance of the opening period fell to the visitors as Ter Stegen was called into action to keep Alvaro Garcia at bay after a fake shot left Ronald Araujo on the deck.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS
BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 13: Raphael Dias Belloli ‘Raphinha’ of FC Barcelona challenges for the ball against Fran Garcia of Rayo Vallecano during the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on August 13, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Sergio Busquets was sent off after receiving a second booking

The visitors had another golden opportunity six minutes after the restart, pressing high to steal possession and Sergio Camello danced his way through the defence but was unable to hit the target.

Ansu Fati made a swift impact after his second-half introduction, testing Dimitrievski with a curling effort.

Fellow substitutes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Franck Kessie also came close, the former seeing an attempt cleared off the line while the latter found the net, but the hosts were again denied by the offside flag.

A frustrating night was further compounded during eight minutes of injury time as Busquets was dismissed after being shown a second yellow card for catching Radamel Falcao with a stray arm, while Falcao also had a goal disallowed for the visitors for offside in the closing minutes as both were forced to settle for a draw.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS
BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 13: FC Barcelona pose for a photograph prior to the LaLiga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on August 13, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Where will the La Liga matches be broadcasted in India?
For Indian fans, the new season of La Liga will be broadcasted on Viacom18’s flagship youth brand channel MTV and OTT platform, Voot Select. The three-year partnership with India’s youngest and leading media conglomerate, which was announced a few months earlier, will bring the premier Spanish football league to fans in the country with a fresh and exciting feel.

This is the biggest league with the most storied teams & the biggest rivalries. The biggest legends have either started here or at least played here. Sports18 is now the new home of LaLiga.

Sports18 network is owned and operated by Viacom18. Launched on 15th April 2022, Sports18 SD + HD is available across all leading Direct-to-Home and Cable services. The newest addition to the sports broadcast ecosystem in India, it is the home of some of the most popular leagues and tournaments in the world. Welcome to the new home of NBA, Ligue 1, LaLiga, Serie A, alongside action from the BWF & ATP tours.

Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano: BAR 0-0 RAY, 10-men Barca start new La Liga season with a DRAW against Rayo at Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Check Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano HIGHLIGHTS

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