Elche were defeated at home by Alaves at Estadio Martínez Valero on Tuesday. Elche were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Real Sociedad while Alaves had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Levante. As things stand, Elche and Alaves currently occupy 19th and 15th spots in the table, with 30 points and 35 points respectively after 36 matches.
It was an impressive opening from The glorious one, with Joselu giving Alaves the lead just before half-time, finalising the first half 0-1.
Alaves staged a comeback in the second half, thanks to a goal from Luis Rioja at the 54 minute mark, leaving the final score at 2-0.
For Elche, Pablo Piatti, Victor Rodriguez, Pere Milla and Nino, came on for Josan, Omenuke Mfulu, Josema and Ivan Marcone. Alaves brought on Facundo Pellistri, Jota, Ximo Navarro and Deyverson, to replace Edgar Mendez, Luis Rioja, Pere Pons and Joselu.
There were bookings for Omenuke Mfulu from Elche. For Alaves, Edgar Mendez, Alberto Rodriguez and Tomas Pina saw yellow.
Elche will next travel to Cádiz, while Alaves will face Granada at home.
|Elche:||Paulo Gazzaniga, Helibelton Palacios, Dani Calvo, Diego Gonzalez, Josema (Pere Milla, min.59), Josan (Pablo Piatti, min.57), Omenuke Mfulu (Victor Rodriguez, min.57), Ivan Marcone (Nino, min.79), Fidel, Lucas Boye and Guido Carrillo|
|Alaves:||Fernando Pacheco, Martin Aguirregabiria, Victor Laguardia, Florian Lejeune, Ruben Duarte, Pere Pons (Ximo Navarro, min.84), Tomas Pina, Manu Garcia, Joselu (Deyverson, min.90), Edgar Mendez (Facundo Pellistri, min.78), Luis Rioja (Jota, min.79) and Alberto Rodriguez|
|Stadium:||Estadio Martínez Valero|
|Goals:||Joselu (0-1, min. 40) and Luis Rioja (0-2, min. 54)|