Ernesto Valverde admits Lionel Messi ‘never ceases to amaze me’ but believes Barcelona ‘needed more urgency’ against Alaves.
Lionel Messi bagged a brace as Barcelona began their title defence with a 3-0 victory over Alaves on Saturday.
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Barcelona are almost full-strength for their Liga opener against Alaves this evening as Lionel Messi begins his pursuit of a record-breaking 10th title.
Abelardo Fernandez has warned Barcelona that Alaves ‘will play in a way so that they don’t feel comfortable’ on Saturday.
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says ‘the way to win the Champions League is by winning La Liga’ ahead of Saturday’s opener against Alaves.
Alaves have made a move to sign Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral, according to Cadena SER.
Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral looks set for a transfer away this summer and has been linked with a move to Alaves.
Alaves have completed the signing of Las Palmas defender Ximo Navarro on a three-year contract, the club have confirmed.
Recently relegated Deportivo La Coruna have completed the signing of Alaves forward Christian Santos, it has been confirmed.
Experienced defender Alexis has left Alaves and agreed a two-year deal with Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia, say reports in Spain.
Recently relegated Deportivo La Coruna are closing in on the signing of Alaves forward Christian Santos, say reports in Spain.
Alaves have officially signed Malaga winger Jony Rodriguez on a season-long loan.
Alaves are set to complete the signing of out-of-favour Malaga midfielder Jony on a loan deal ahead of next season.
Leganes have officially appointed former Alaves and Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino as their new Coach.
Alaves have completed the permanent signing of striker John Guidetti from Celta Vigo following a successful loan spell.
Joaquin Caparros says it was ‘truly great’ and a ‘privilege’ to have been tasked with salvaging Sevilla’s season.
Villarreal made it five straight seasons of the Europa League in La Liga Week 37, while Athletic Bilbao wrote unwanted history.
Already-relegated Malaga gave a limp performance as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 at home to an efficient Alaves side.
Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League semi-final second leg against Arsenal with a 1-0 victory at Alaves.
An emotional Alvaro Medran lamented being ‘unfairly treated’ at Alaves while crying after Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Las Palmas.
Alaves will make striker John Guidetti’s loan move from Celta Vigo permanent for a €4m deal at the end of the season, say reports in the Spanish press.
Paco Jemez rued Las Palmas’ ‘sporting suicide’ to sell Jonathan Viera mid-season after they were relegated from La Liga on Sunday.
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Alaves edged out Eibar in Sunday’s Basque derby thanks to an early strike from striker John Guidetti on the day of his 26th birthday.
John Guidetti wants to remain at Alaves beyond the end of the current season after joining the club on loan from Celta Vigo.
Abelardo Fernandez’s Alaves took a huge step towards survival with a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday.
Espanyol were booed off by their own fans following a dull goalless encounter at home to Alaves on Sunday afternoon.
Alaves striker Munir El Haddadi will not be allowed to switch allegiances from Spain to Morocco by FIFA, according to reports.
Valencia boss Marcelino says ‘I know for a fact’ that his club will keep Geoffrey Kondogbia permanently.
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