Alavés succumb to Cádiz with 3-1 defeat

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Technical card:
Cádiz: Fernando Pacheco, Martin Aguirregabiria, Florian Lejeune, Alberto Rodriguez, Ruben Duarte, Jota, Tomas Pina, Rodrigo Battaglia, Luis Rioja, Deyverson and Joselu
Alavés: Jeremias Ledesma, Pedro Alcala, Juan Cala, Fali, Isaac Carcelen, Jens Jonsson, Alex, Alberto Perea, Alfonso Espino, Anthony Lozano and Alvaro Negredo
Stadium: Estadio Ramon de Carranza
Goals: Alex (1-0, min. 15), Joselu (1-1, min. 23), Anthony Lozano (2-1, min. 56) and Alvaro Negredo (3-1, min. 68)

Cádiz enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Alavés at Estadio Ramon de Carranza on Sunday. Cádiz arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a 1-1 draw against Valencia. Alavés were beaten 1-2 in the previous match against Atlético Madrid. Following today’s result, Cádiz are in 10th place, with 23 points from 18 matches, while Alavés sit in 16th, with 18 points from 18.

Cádiz scored first, beginning with Alex opening the scoring in the 15th minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, as an equalizer from a Joselu in the 23rd minute brought Alavés level, to take a 1-1 lead into half time.

Cádiz continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, with Anthony Lozano opening the scoring, 56 minutes in. Later, Cádiz took the lead with a goal form a goal from Alvaro Negredo, 68 minutes in, and the game ended 3-1.

For Cádiz, Alvaro Gimenez, Garrido, Filip Malbasic and Bobby Adekanye came on for Deyverson, Jota, Tomas Pina, Rodrigo Battaglia and Luis Rioja, while Alavés brought on Manu Garcia, Edgar Mendez, Pere Pons, Stephane Paul Keller and Borja Sainz to replace Deyverson, Jota, Tomas Pina, Rodrigo Battaglia and Luis Rioja.

The referee booked Fali from Cádiz. Alavés had the worst of it though, with Tomas Pina, Deyverson and Alberto Rodriguez seeing yellow, and Alberto Rodriguez (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Cádiz next face Levante and Alavés are at home to Sevilla.

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