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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Malaga 0-3 Alaves: Basque side cruise to victory in dead rubber

With nothing to but pride to play for, and with the home crowd at La Rosaleda baying for blood, it is perhaps no surprise that Deportivo Alaves enjoyed their trip to the Costa del Sol, running out 3-0 winners under the sunshine in the Sunday lunchtime kickoff. The visitors had a lead as early as the third minute when Manu Garcia stroked the ball into the bottom corner with a left-footed strike from Víctor Lopez’s cross, past keeper Andres Prieto, making only his second league start of the campaign. Alaves…

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Alaves 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Gameiro penalty enough for visitors to strengthen grip on second place

A second half penalty from Kevin Gameiro was all it took for Atletico Madrid to secure three points against Deportivo Alaves at the Mendizorrotza Stadium this afternoon. Today’s hosts have had a decent run of form recently, collecting 10 points from the last 15 available. A 4-0 win away to Las Palmas last weekend confirmed La Liga status for the side from the Basque country next season. The match sat in between two Europa League semi-final legs for Atleti, who left London on Thursday evening arguably with the upper hand…

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Alaves v Atletico Madrid: Atleti looking to end poor league run with away win

Alaves welcome Atletico Madrid to the Mendizorrotza Stadium on Sunday evening with the visitors aiming to put an end to their recent bad run of results in the league. Abelardo Fernández’s side have had a decent run of form recently, collecting 10 points from the last 15 available. A 4-0 win away to Las Palmas weekend confirmed their league status for next season and as such triggered a clause in striker John Guidetti’s loan contract, ensuring that the Swedish forward remains in Vitoria-Gasteiz for the 2018/19 season. Atleti go into…

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Guidetti will play for Alaves next season

John Guidetti will play for Alaves next season, seeing their La Liga safety trigger a clause in his loan deal from Celta Vigo. The Swedish striker arrived at the Basque club in January on a loan deal with Celta officials included a special clause that ensures they receive payment once Alaves had sealed their La Liga safety. The weekend win over Las Palmas for Abelardo’s side saw them ensure their league status – pushing further away from Deportivo, who are the only side remaining who cant be relegated from the bottom three – having…

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Las Palmas 0-4 Alaves: Las Palmas relegated by Alaves thrashing

Las Palmas were relegated to the second division in the rain on the Canary Islands after an abysmal defeat to Alaves. A frustrating first half had no clear cut chances for either side, with both restricted to shots from distance in their attempt to break the deadlock. Paco Jemez made a double substitution at the break and his team started the second half brightly but 30 seconds proved pivotal as Peter Etebo hit the crossbar with a 25 yard free-kick, only for Alaves to go up the other end and…

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Munir El Haddadi wins La Liga News UK fans’ Alaves Player of the Season

Munir El Haddadi wins La Liga News UK fans’ Alaves Player of the Season, dominating the voting with a superb 50% of the votes. The Moroccan born Spanish international dominating our five-day voting process after a good season in front of goal for the Basque side. Seven goals, six assists for the on-loan Barcelona forward has seen Munir become a big part of Abelardo’s plans, helping the side to some important victories with his goals. Whilst many would of expected him to score more, he has contributed to 13 goals…

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Alaves vs Girona: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Girona will look to bounce back from their defeat to Real Betis at the weekend as they travel to face Alaves on Thursday evening. Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 18:30 UK / Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza The home side have been vastly improved in recent weeks, keeping clean sheets over Getafe and Eibar recently and they will be looking to keep the likes of Portu and Stuani out as Girona arrive at the Mendizorroza. Pablo Machin’s visitors have had a remarkable season and sit just outside of…

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Who has been the player of the season for Alaves?

Alaves have all-but ensured their La Liga safety with some decent results of late, but times this season have seen the Basque side struggle. Former Barcelona defender Abelardo has been patient with his side and turned around their fortunes of late, ensuring victories over Getafe and Eibar, whilst the club have not conceded a goal in their last three league games. Sitting 15th in the league standings, Alaves will be looking to further improve as the season comes to an end, but who has been their best player this season….

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Alaves survival ensures Celta receive ‘Guidetti payment’

Alaves will be forced to pay €4m to Celta Vigo when they are mathematically safe from relegation due to the signing of John Guidetti. The Swedish striker arrived at the Basque club in January on a loan deal with Celta officials included a special clause that ensures they receive payment once Alaves had sealed their La Liga safety. The weekend win over Getafe for Abelardo’s side saw them move closer to ensuring their league status – sitting 12 points ahead of Deportivo in 18th place. Guidetti, who has been keen…

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