ALAVES NEWS

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.
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.
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