ALAVES NEWS

Alaves have made a second offer for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa, who is considering handing in a transfer request if the club reject the move.
Eduardo Berizzo praised the perseverance of his Celta Vigo side and hailed an important three points against an ‘uncomfortable’ opponent in Alaves.
Copa Del Rey holders Barcelona will face Real Sociedad in the quarter finals as they will attempt to end their eight-game winless run at Anoeta.
Teenage midfielder Manu Garcia Alonso will return to Manchester City from Alaves after the two clubs mutually agreed to end his season-long loan early.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has praised his side’s defensive solidity and work-rate after they earned a point in a scoreless draw in the San Mames.
The draw for the last sixteen of the Copa Del Rey produced some mouth-watering prospects as many top sides were paired against each other.
Joaquin Sanchez is facing an anxious wait to see if his calf injury in Real Betis’ 1-0 defeat to Alaves is a serious one.
Real Betis midfielder Ryan Donk has pointed to shock results from Alaves this season and believes his side must guard against this element of surprise.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino admits his side’s draw at Eibar was not a good match but a point was a good result for his side.
Jose Luis Mendilibar is wary of Alaves’ ability to “mix it up” but is confident Eibar’s “clarity” will serve them well against their Basque rivals on Sunday.
Las Palmas will be without midfield talisman Roque Mesa and several others for Sunday’s trip to Alaves in La Liga.
Villarreal coach Fran Escriba says his side were unable to recover from a slow start as they slumped to defeat against Alaves on Sunday.
Fran Escriba has hinted that Villarreal’s fixture list, which “isn’t the best”, is to blame for their poor form ahead of their match against Alaves on Sunday.
Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has bemoaned his side’s home defeat at the hands of Espanyol on Sunday, believing the visitors did not deserve to win the game.
Quique Sanchez Flores says Espanyol are pumped up for the “fiery atmosphere” that awaits his side at Alaves in La Liga on Sunday.
Mauricio Pellegrino has claimed it was vital that his side ended their poor run of form to collect three points at Osasuna on Saturday.
Mauricio Pellegrino believes Saturday’s trip to Osasuna provides Alaves with the perfect opportunity to “change” their losing dynamic.
Zinedine Zidane insists Alaves were wrong to round up on the referee as Real Madrid’s two penalties “were clear”.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick since March as Real Madrid ultimately secured a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
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BBC are back in business for Real Madrid against Alaves in La Liga this afternoon as Marcos Llorente is unable to face his parent club.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists Cristiano Ronaldo “isn’t anxious”, “may be angry” for not scoring and “clearly deserves” the Ballon d’Or.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hinted that Isco should refer to Nacho Fernandez and Lucas Vazquez if he wants renewal talks to speed up.
Alaves midfielder Marcos Llorente has voiced his frustration at not being able to line-up against parent club Real Madrid due to a clause in his loan deal.
Eusebio Sacristan voiced his delight with Real Sociedad’s “great work” in their 3-0 victory over Basque rivals Alaves on Saturday.
Eusebio Sacristian believes Real Sociedad will have their work cut out when they host a “demanding” Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
Juande Ramos insists “things aren’t as bad as they seem” for Malaga ahead of Sunday’s early trip to Alaves in La Liga.
Jorge Sampaoli believes Wissam Ben Yedder is finally “showing why he’s at Sevilla” after his match-winning brace against Alaves on Saturday.
Jorge Sampaoli has hailed Samir Nasri for “playing at a superlative level” since joining Sevilla but warns Alaves can “take advantage very well” on Saturday.
Marcos Llorente will not return to his parent club Real Madrid until his loan deal with Alaves expires this summer, it has been confirmed.
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