ALAVES NEWS

Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has rejected the chance of a late loan move to Alaves, according to reports in the Spanish media.
Diego Simeone could have no complaints with Atletico Madrid’s stalemate at Alaves on Saturday as “the result was better than our performance”.
Eduardo Berizzo has asked for cool heads, intelligence and patience from Celta Vigo when they contest their Copa del Rey semi-final tie against Alaves.
Diego Simeone has no regrets over Barcelona being Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey semi-final opponents as “champions always have to beat the best”.
Holders Barcelona will face Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi finals, while Celta Vigo's reward for beating Real Madrid is a clash with Alaves.
Malaga have completed the transfer of Leicester City’s Luis Hernandez less than seven months after the full-back joined the English champions.
Real Madrid's return to winning ways on Saturday will dominate media attention in Spain, but plenty of other headlines were made elsewhere.
Coach Asier Garitano describes the first half of Leganes' season as 'very positive,' despite a run of just one win in 14 matches.
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.
Join Football Espana on this La Liga Super Saturday as Alaves look to inflict another giant-slaying on Real Madrid, before Barcelona host 66/1-rated Granada!
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.
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