ALAVES NEWS

Loren Moron netted twice as Real Betis moved closer to a European spot with a 3-1 victory at Alaves on Monday night.
Real Betis Coach Quique Setien has hit back at critics who have accused him of not showing ambition to qualify for Europe.
Real Sociedad climbed four places to 12th with a 2-1 victory at home to Alaves on Sunday, to ease any remote relegation fears.
The fine run of form of Alaves under Coach Abelardo Fernandez continued with a 1-0 victory at home to struggling Levante.
Zinedine Zidane was ‘happy’ with Cristiano Ronaldo letting Karim Benzema take a penalty against Alaves as Real Madrid ‘need’ the Frenchman’s link-up play.
Lucas Vazquez hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘companionship’ after he let ‘phenomenon’ Karim Benzema score a penalty against Alaves on Saturday.
BBC were all on target as Real Madrid raced to a comfortable 4-0 victory over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
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Real Madrid are without a quartet of key players for their visit of a resurgent Alaves in La Liga this afternoon.
Marcelo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos remain absent for Real Madrid’s match against Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has apologised to Dani Ceballos for giving him only a 29-second cameo against Leganes midweek.
Alaves continued their recent strong run of form as they edged out struggling Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 on Saturday.
Abelardo Fernandez confessed Alaves’ run was “not normal” after they moved seven points clear of La Liga’s relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Villarreal.
Alaves have agreed to allow Serbian forward Aleksandar Katai to join MLS side Chicago Fire on a loan deal, it has been confirmed.
Week 22 was one to forget for Italians in La Liga, barring Giampaolo Pazzini, as Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla were thrashed and Daniele Bonera saw red.
Getafe are close to completing the signing of midfielder Mubarak Wakaso from Alaves, according to reports in the Spanish press.
Ernesto Valverde felt Samuel Umtiti's handball against Alaves was 'involuntary' but urged Barcelona not to expect too much too soon from Philippe Coutinho.
Luis Suarez claims “there was also a penalty on me” in response to Samuel Umtiti's handball but admits Barcelona may have underestimated Alaves.
John Guidetti has demanded VAR in La Liga after Alaves were denied a 'clear' penalty against Barcelona, while their President branded the incident a 'scandal'.
Barcelona came back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 on Sunday and stay 11 points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to Lionel Messi's late free kick.
Barcelona will be looking to restore their 11-point lead at the top of La Liga with victory over Alaves as Philippe Coutinho makes his full debut for the Catalans.
Barcelona have called up Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina to face Alaves, but Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes fail to make the cut.
Ernesto Valverde has warned Barcelona not to “get carried away or make any assumptions” in the title race, despite their 11-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Real Betis are close to completing the signing of Porto defender Miguel Layun with a deal potentially being processed this week, say reports in Spain.
Two late goals rescued a point for Leganes at ten-man Alaves in an entertaining clash at Estadio Mendizorroza on Sunday.
Marcelino was ‘annoyed’ with Valencia’s display against Alaves in the Copa del Rey as “it seemed like we were already in the semi-finals.”
Alaves moved out of La Liga’s relegation zone for the first time this season with a hard-fought victory over a misfiring Sevilla on Sunday.
Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella will be looking for his first Liga win when he takes his side to Alaves on Sunday.
Espanyol and Barcelona are both paired in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, while Leganes and Real Madrid lock horns in a mini-derby.
Alaves have confirmed the signing of Espanyol winger Hernan Perez on loan until the end of the season.
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