BARCELONA, Spain - Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi's Barcelona on Friday.Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alav├ęs, 2-0, and restoring a four-point ...
Jul 11, 2020
MADRID - Now it's just a matter of time for Barcelona.The Catalan club is on the brink of another Spanish league title after beating Alaves, 2-0, on Tuesday to move within three points of clinching the championship. And that ...
Apr 24, 2019
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema added goals as Real Madrid beat Alaves, 4-0, in the Spanish league on Saturday.Benzema set up both Ronaldo's opener and a quick second goal by Bale to ...
Feb 25, 2018
VITORIA, Spain - Dani Ceballos scored twice in his first start for Real Madrid and helped it earn a much-needed 2-1 win at Alaves in the Spanish league on Saturday.The win came three days after Madrid lost at home to ...
Sep 24, 2017
MADRID - Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick but rebounded by scoring his record 350th goal in the Spanish league in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday.Messi also scored the second in leading the club to its second ...
Aug 27, 2017
MADRID - Alaves defeated Villarreal 2-1 to snap a three-game losing streak in the Spanish league.Alaves hadn't won in the league since March 18. The Copa del Rey finalist remains 11th in the 20-team standings.Villarreal, coming ...
Apr 18, 2017
MADRID - There could hardly be more contrasting teams in the Copa del Rey final.Alaves, the recently promoted club from Basque Country, will be playing in the final of a major tournament only for the second time in its 96-year history. ...
Feb 10, 2017
MADRID - Alaves matched the greatest feat in the Spanish club's history by reaching the final of a major competition after defeating Celta Vigo 1-0 in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Following a scoreless draw in ...
Feb 9, 2017
MADRID - Surprising Alaves moved within a win of its most important soccer moment in nearly 16 years by holding Celta Vigo to a scoreless draw in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).A home ...
Feb 3, 2017
MADRID - Alaves is back in the Copa del Rey semifinals after 13 years, advancing 2-0 on aggregate against second-division club Alcorcon after a scoreless home draw on Tuesday.It is the fifth time Alaves has made it to the last ...
Jan 25, 2017
MADRID - Promoted Alaves defeated Real Betis 1-0 and extended its unbeaten run to four games in the Spanish league on Friday.Deyverson scored the second-half winner for Alaves' first home win in five matches.Alaves was 12th in the ...
Dec 17, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Seville and the Spanish language have been puzzling French forward Wissam Ben Yedder.On the football pitch, though, he's no longer confused.Ben Yedder proved he's got his groove back with a pair of goals - the ...
Oct 2, 2016
MADRID - Valencia needed to win no matter what to try and change its fortune after one of its worst starts ever in the Spanish league, and it did it with the help of an own goal and a late penalty kick against ...
Sep 23, 2016
MADRID - Promoted Alaves followed its historic win at Barcelona with a 0-0 home draw against Deportivo La Coruna on Monday (Tueday, Manila time).Both teams failed to capitalize on their scoring chances at the Mendizorroza Stadium, missing a chance to move ...
Sep 20, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique likely thought that a match against promoted Alaves would be a good opportunity to give most of his stars the day off.The defending La Liga champions guessed wrong, as Alaves pulled off a stunning 2- ...
Sep 11, 2016
BARCELONA, Spain - Gareth Bale scored twice to help Real Madrid start the Spanish league with a 3-0 victory at Real Sociedad, while Atletico Madrid was held 1-1 after conceding a last-gasp goal to Alaves on Sunday.Both title hopefuls ...
Aug 22, 2016
MADRID - Two goals by David Villa on Wednesday eased Barcelona into the fifth round of the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 home win against Alaves to advance 4-1 on aggregate.Alaves silenced the Camp Nou ahead of celebrations to ...
Nov 29, 2012
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