ALAVES NEWS

Nolito came back to haunt Celta Vigo, Getafe smashed Alaves and Girona made it four games unbeaten in La Liga Week 12.
Getafe will be out for revenge when they face Alaves on Saturday after recently losing to the Basques in the Copa del Rey.
Morocco will attempt to persuade authorities to allow Alaves striker Munir El-Haddadi to switch allegiances from Spain, say reports.
Former Sevilla captain Coke is set to return to La Liga in January after being frozen out at Schalke, according to reports in Spain.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has issued a formal complaint against former club Alaves over an alleged unpaid €500,000 bonus.
Valencia recorded their seventh straight victory in La Liga, Thomas Partey rescued Atletico Madrid again and Alaves finally won at home.
Basement boys Alaves host a resilient Espanyol side on Saturday, hoping to pick up their first home win of the season.
Atletico Madrid laboured to another draw but Sevilla bounced back against Leganes in Saturday’s La Liga action for Week 10.
Second-from-bottom meets second-from-top in La Liga as Alaves look to stun Valencia on Saturday.
Tuesday’s Copa del Rey last-32 action saw Sevilla and Valencia both win but Malaga suffer a giant-killing defeat to second-tier Numancia.
Valencia demolished Sevilla to leave Eduardo Berizzo under pressure in Saturday’s Week 9 action as Real Betis bounced back with victory over Alaves.
Real Betis will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they host lowly Alaves on Saturday.
Alaves Coach Gianni De Biasi felt his side were “too heavily punished” by Real Sociedad after their 2-0 defeat on Saturday.
Alaves insist “they have fulfilled Mauricio Pellegrino’s contract in its entirety”, amidst reports the Coach is demanding up to €500,000 from the club.
Gianni De Biasi enjoyed his Alaves debut, Sevilla moved into second and Lucas Perez scored his first goal back at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga Week 7.
Gianni De Biasi oversees his first game as Alaves Coach on Saturday, when he takes La Liga’s basement boys to former club Levante.
Nacho Fernandez assures Real Madrid “never had any doubts” about themselves after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Alaves.
Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid “will play much better” after their 2-1 win at Alaves on Saturday but admits “it’s not a brilliant time for us.”
Dani Ceballos scored a brace on his full debut as Real Madrid battled to a scrappy 2-1 victory over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
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Real Madrid are without six for this afternoon's La Liga must-win at Alaves, but Gareth Bale drops to the substitutes' bench.
La Liga strugglers Alaves have appointed former Albania boss Gianni De Biasi as their new Coach.
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid’s injury list ahead of their trip to Alaves on Saturday.
Former Real Betis Coach Gus Poyet could be back in La Liga as managerless Alaves consider an approach for the out-of-work Uruguayan.
Alaves are still searching for their first point and first win of the campaign after crashing to a 1-0 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna.
Former Sporting Gijon boss Abelardo and former Valencia midfielder Ruben Baraja have been linked to the vacant managerial position at Alaves.
Experienced Coach Javier Aguirre has rejected an approach from Alaves regarding their vacant managerial position.
Former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has turned down an approach from managerless La Liga outfit Alaves, according to reports in Spain.
Cedric Bakambu may be calling for “the new BBC” after his brace against Alaves on Sunday, but Villarreal could be facing a goalkeeping crisis.
Alaves have sacked Coach Luis Zubeldia just three months into his reign after a poor start to the season.
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