Alaves eased past Villarreal in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at the Estadio de Mendizorroza. Both Alaves and Villarreal arrived on the back of wins. Alaves were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Huesca. Villarreal, on the other hand, were looking to extend their winning run after a 5-1 victory against Levante. At the moment, Alaves are in 16th place on the table and has 30 points while Villarreal sit in 6th with 49 points after 31 matches.
Alaves found the net first, with a goal from Joselu in the 17th minute, seeing out the first half 1-0.
The Yellow Submarine fought back, thanks to an early goal from Paco Alcacer in the 50th minute. In the end though, The glorious one, 80 minutes in took the victory following a Edgar Mendez goal. The game ended with a 2-1 home victory.
For Alaves, Edgar Mendez, Pere Pons, Facundo Pellistri and Deyverson, came on for Lucas Perez, Luis Rioja, Jota and Joselu. Villarreal brought on Moi Gomez, Francis Coquelin, Ruben Pena, Yeremi Pino and Fer Nino, to replace Samuel Chukwueze, Dani Parejo, Mario Gaspar, Paco Alcacer and Etienne Capoue.
There were bookings for Manu Garcia and Edgar Mendez from Alaves, and Alfonso Pedraza, for Villarreal.
|Alaves:||Geronimo Rulli, Mario Gaspar, Ramiro Funes Mori, Raul Albiol, Alfonso Pedraza, Samuel Chukwueze, Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue, Manu Trigueros, Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno|
|Villarreal:||Fernando Pacheco, Martin Aguirregabiria, Victor Laguardia, Florian Lejeune, Ximo Navarro, Jota, Tomas Pina, Rodrigo Battaglia, Luis Rioja, Joselu, Lucas Perez and Manu Garcia|
|Stadium:||the Estadio de Mendizorroza|
|Goals:||Joselu (1-0, min. 17), Paco Alcacer (1-1, min. 50) and Edgar Mendez (2-1, min. 80)|