ALAVES NEWS

Barcelona right-back Aleix Vidal has been given the all-clear to face Alaves in the Copa del Rey Final, just three months after dislocating his ankle.
Gerard Pique claims referees “influenced” the outcome of La Liga but accepts it was Real Madrid’s title and admits Barcelona “had to be infinitely better”.
Luis Enrique reveals he is open to the idea of returning to Barcelona in the future ahead of his final game, the Copa del Rey Final against Alaves.
Alaves Coach Mauricio Pellegrino has praised his former teammate and current Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique ahead of the Copa Del Rey final.
Jordi Alba believes Barcelona ‘deserve’ to win the Copa del Rey this season ahead of their final against Alaves on Saturday.
Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Watford are both considering a move for out-of-contract Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino, say reports in Spain.
Sevilla are considering of replacing the outgoing Jorge Sampaoli with current Alaves Coach Mauricio Pellegrino, say reports in Spain.
Jorge Sampaoli seemingly signed off from Sevilla with a ‘manita’ against Osasuna as Las Palmas took another hammering in Quique Setien’s final game.
Alaves can secure an eighth-place finish in La Liga with victory over fellow promoted survivors Leganes, in their last game before the Copa del Rey Final.
Alaves midfielder Marcos Llorente, currently on loan from Real Madrid, believes current teammate Theo Hernandez ‘will triumph’ at the Bernabeu.
Alaves midfielder Marcos Llorente has claimed Barcelona are the perfect Copa del Rey final opponents for him as they have been a rival ‘since childhood’.
Celta Vigo’s league form continued to pay the price for prioritising the Europa League as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to an impressive Alaves.
Europa League semi-finalists Celta Vigo will be looking to end a run of four straight defeats in La Liga when they take on in-form Alaves this Sunday.
Alaves manager Mauricio Pellegrino’s future at the club is in the balance as he has not committed to a new contract, say reports in Spain.
Alaves feel they have been disrespected on not being informed of reports loanee full-back Theo Hernandez has passed a medical for Real Madrid.
Athletic Club Bilbao’s hopes of a European qualification spot were damaged as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Alaves.
Theo Hernandez’s agent claims Real Madrid and Barcelona have both offered to meet the Atletico Madrid left-back’s €24m release clause.
In-form Athletic Bilbao will be looking to leapfrog Villarreal into fifth place in La Liga when they take on Basque rivals Alaves this Sunday.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed the club has not received any offers for highly-rated full-back Theo Hernandez.
Alaves fought back from a goal down to record a 4-1 victory at Real Betis and crank up the pressure on under-fire Victor Sanchez Del Amo.
Real Betis boss Victor Sanchez believes his side should be challenging for Europe ahead of Sunday’s game against midtable rivals Alaves.
Eibar held Alaves to a scoreless draw in Thursday’s all-Basque clash at Estadio Mendizorroza despite having goalkeeper Asier Riesgo sent off.
Barcelona are willing to offer Jordi Alba on loan in order to land Atletico Madrid full-back Theo Hernandez, say reports in Spain.
Ibai Gomez’s controversial equaliser in the second half earned Alaves a point against 10-man Las Palmas at Estadio de Gran Canaria.
A top-10 finish will surely be on the minds of Alaves and Las Palmas when they face off at Mendizorroza on Sunday.
Villarreal’s Champions League ambitions suffered a massive blow as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Alaves in Monday night’s La Liga clash.
Villarreal boss Fran Escriba has refused to comment on his future at the club, stating he is only focusing on the ‘day-by-day’ duties.
Sevilla gave sporting director Monchi a fitting sendoff against Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga Week 31 as Villarreal toppled Athletic Bilbao.
Espanyol’s Europa League hopes are on the line this Saturday against Alaves, whose season risks petering out prematurely.
Osasuna recorded their first La Liga victory in 170 days thanks to Alex Berenguer’s winner two minutes from time at Alaves.
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