Alaves – Granada – Alaves avoid defeat and secure a 4-2 victory at home to Granada

Diego Martinez's team succumbed to an away defeat to Alaves at the Estadio de Mendizorroza on Sunday
Alaves vs. Granada
Jose Montes

Jose Montes

If you read Jose’s writing, you would never think that he is anything but professional. However, he is the joker of our team.

Alaves eased past Granada in a 4-2 victory on Sunday at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Alaves were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Granada lost 4-1 in the last match they played against R Madrid. At the moment, Alaves and Granada sit 15th, (38 points) and 10th, (45 points), in the table respectively, after 37 matches.

The glorious one started the first half well, thanks to Pere Pons giving Alaves the lead, 8 minutes in. The momentum was now with Alaves, who then scored again through a goal from Ruben Duarte, 21 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Granada hit back though, 31 minutes in, with a goal from Jorge Molina, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

Nasrids took the lead in the second half, with Antonio Puertas finding the net in the 63rd minute. However, each side looked hungry to win and The glorious one then found the back of the net, on 66 minutes thanks to Joselu, taking the score to 3-2. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Luis Rioja, on 72 minutes with a final score of 4-2.

For Alaves, Facundo Pellistri, Manu Garcia, Borja Sainz, Ximo Navarro and John Guidetti, came on for Luis Rioja, Lucas Perez, Tomas Pina, Martin Aguirregabiria and Joselu. Granada brought on Fede Vico, Antonio Puertas, German Sanchez, Darwin Machis and Domingos Quina, to replace Maxime Gonalons, Adrian Marin, Nehuen Perez, Alberto Soro and Yan Eteki.

There were bookings for John Guidetti and Manu Garcia from Alaves, and Nehuen Perez, Yan Eteki, Domingos Duarte and Quini, for Granada.

Alaves will next travel to Seville, while Granada will face Getafe at home.

Technical card:
Alaves: Aaron Escandell, Dimitri Foulquier, Nehuen Perez, Domingos Duarte, Quini, Alberto Soro, Maxime Gonalons, Luis Suarez, Yan Eteki, Adrian Marin and Jorge Molina
Granada: Fernando Pacheco, Martin Aguirregabiria, Victor Laguardia, Florian Lejeune, Ruben Duarte, Pere Pons, Lucas Perez, Rodrigo Battaglia, Tomas Pina, Luis Rioja and Joselu
Stadium: the Estadio de Mendizorroza
Goals: Pere Pons (1-0, min. 8), Ruben Duarte (2-0, min. 21), Jorge Molina (2-1, min. 31), Antonio Puertas (2-2, min. 63), Joselu (3-2, min. 66) and Luis Rioja (4-2, min. 72)


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