ALAVES NEWS

Real Sociedad and Villarreal both had their hopes of Champions League football next season dashed after defeats in La Liga Week 28.
Another Basque derby sees Alaves welcome Real Sociedad to Mendizorroza on Saturday, with both sides missing key personnel.
Malaga suffered a fourth consecutive La Liga defeat as a last-minute Edgar Mendez strike earned 10-men Alaves victory at La Rosaleda.
Malaga begin life under new boss Michel Gonzalez when they host Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
Jorge Sampaoli believes his Sevilla side are still in the thick of the title race despite dropping two points at Alaves on Monday night.
Jorge Sampaoli has warned Sevilla that Monday’s clash with Alaves “is a chance we have to take” for their La Liga title tilt.
Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz has called on his side to replicate their performance in beating Alaves against relegation rivals Leganes on Saturday.
Voro Gonzalez admitted Valencia “were upset” to have lost 2-1 to Alaves on Saturday as “we made a great effort”.
Valencia boss Voro Gonzalez insists he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season ahead of Saturday’s trip to Alaves.
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid full-back Kiko Femenia has agreed to join Watford when his deal with Alaves expires in summer, say reports.
Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro scored a quick-fire hat-trick to down Sporting Gijon as Sevilla provisionally moved into second with victory over Eibar.
Mauricio Pellegrino has urged his Alaves players to ignore their Copa del Rey exploits ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Marcos Llorente has revealed he is eager to return to parent club Real Madrid next season despite thoroughly enjoying his loan stint at Alaves.
Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid “lacked concentration” at times during their 3-1 win at Osasuna in La Liga on Saturday.
Luis Enrique felt the final half-hour of Barcelona’s 6-0 victory over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday “was completely pointless for both teams”.
Barcelona have confirmed that Aleix Vidal will be out for five months with a dislocated ankle.
A potentially-serious injury to Aleix Vidal marred Barcelona’s 6-0 demolition of Alaves and the Catalans moving top of La Liga for at least a few hours.
Football Espana have you covered on this La Liga Saturday as Barcelona kick things off at Alaves, before Real Madrid take on Osasuna!
Gerard Pique is missing for Barcelona against Alaves in this Copa del Rey final dress rehearsal.
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique insists the performances of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar would not exist without “a team and defensive structure”.
The owners of Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames stadium have ruled out the possibility of the venue hosting the Copa del Rey final on May 27.
Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco has renewed his contract with the club although Real Madrid renew a buy-back option on the 24-year-old.
Alaves owner Josean Querejeta has confirmed his club will call for this year’s Copa del Rey showpiece to be played at Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames stadium.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has paid tribute to his side after they gave him the ‘gift’ of qualifying for the Copa del Rey final.
Diego Godin has expressed his regret in an apology for being involved in a recent spitting incident with Alaves forward Deyverson.
Sporting Gijon coach Rubi rued his side’s leaky defence after they crashed to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Alaves.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to correlate Theo Hernandez’s omission for the trip to Sporting Gijon with the arrest of his brother Lucas.
Confusion has erupted over whether Sunday’s clash between Celta Vigo and Real Madrid will go ahead, just 24 hours before its scheduled kick-off.
The first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final between Celta Vigo and Alaves at Balaidos ended goalless.
Alaves have completed a loan deal for AC Milan defender Rodrigo Ely for the remainder of the campaign, the club have confirmed.
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