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What do Alaves need this summer to be Glorious once more?

An awful start to the 2017/2018 season saw Alaves struggle throughout, however, they did slowly improve under former Barcelona defender Abelardo, winning five of their last eight games in the league. Finishing 14th place in the La Liga standings, El Glorioso will now look to improve on that and bring some better performances to their faithful Mendizorrotza supporters. 21 defeats in 38 league games is a real worry, although most of those losses did come in the opening stages of the season, but their failure to score goals and concede more than they…

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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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Munir hoping for Alaves stay if Barcelona return is turned down

Munir El Haddadi has commented on his future, saying he would like to join Alaves on a permanent deal if he cannot return to parent club, Barcelona. The lively attacker joined Alaves last summer and has been in good form since, scoring 10 goals in 26 appearances which have helped the Basque side move away from the dreaded relegation places. The 21-year-old striker spent time with Valencia on loan last season and largely impressed, scoring twice against his parent club but his return to the Camp Nou last summer was…

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La Liga Goal of Round 24: Munir El Haddadi vs Deportivo

Munir El Haddadi’s strike against Deportivo La Coruna for Alaves is our pick of the goals from Round 24. Depor produced an improved attacking performance, but it was not enough to stem their poor run of results against an Alavés side who are now unbeaten in their last nine home matches. Deportivo came fractionally close to scoring an opening goal, but Zakaria Bakkali’s curled effort struck the post after Adrián López had sprinted clear on the counter-attack. Bakkali had another opportunity to put the relegation strugglers ahead, but the Belgian’s shot…

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Who were the Hits & Flops of Round 24 in La Liga?

Taking a look at the Hits & Flops of Round 24 in La Liga, which highlights the performance of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who helped Real Madrid to a 5-3 win over Real Betis. HITS: Marco Asensio & Lucas Vazquez Forget Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema – it seems Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has himself to new heroes in the shape of Spanish youngsters Asensio and Vazquez. Whilst Ronaldo and Benzema were both on the score-sheet, it was Asensio who also grabbed the headlines with an…

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LaLiga Match Centre News 

Alaves 1-0 Malaga: Munir the difference in relegation scrap

Striker Munir El Haddadi was the hero for Alavés as his second half goal propelled his team three points clear of fellow relegation strugglers Málaga at the Mendizorrotza. The Spaniard, who is on loan from league leaders Barcelona, volleyed accurately past goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez on the hour mark to score the solitary and decisive goal of the game. Alavés suffered a late scare when Paul Baysse’s header flashed wide moments before the end, but held on for a victory which takes them level with Deportivo on 15 points. In what…

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News Spain 

Spain international Munir El Haddadi wants Morocco switch

Alaves striker Munir El Haddadi is hopeful that FIFA will allow him to switch from Spain to Morocco. The former Barcelona forward has made the decision to make a formal request to football’s governing, given that his father’s country of birth have qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Born in Madrid and having played for Spain at various youth levels, the 22-year-old made one appearance for the senior side in a September 2014 Euro 2016 qualifier. The youngster has not been called up since, having left Barcelona for…

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Is it second season syndrome for Alaves?

After ten seasons out of La Liga, Deportivo Alaves shone on their first campaign back in the top flight last year. A ninth-placed finish and 14 wins to their name, including a 2-1 victory over Barcelona, along with reaching the Copa del Rey final may have given them some false hope that they could replicate it again this time around. The Basque club have found life difficult this year, currently sitting rock-bottom with just three points and four goals, and while there were quality acquisitions in the summer, things have…

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LaLiga News 

Real Betis host Deportivo Alaves

In losing game of the season last time out for Real Betis, they will be looking to bounce back with a win. The 6-3 loss to Valencia saw a record nine goals scored at Benito Villamarín for the first time in La Liga history. The Andalusian side have been playing great football all season under Quique Setien beating Real Madrid along the way. They currently stand ninth in the table with 13 points. The visitors Deportivo Alaves are not doing so well at the moment. They have lost seven of…

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Torino and Roma battle it out for Munir El Haddadi

Italian sides Torino and Roma are fighting it out to sign Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi, according to reports. The 21-year-old striker spent time with Valencia on loan last season and largely impressed, scoring twice against his parent club but his return to the Camp Nou has seen his chances of playing for the first team hit with a negative response. Competition for places at the club see Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Gerard Deulofeu and Paco Alcacer ahead of the striker, whilst other arrivals are likely. New Barca boss Ernesto…

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