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2017-2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Ibai Gómez (23')
  • Munir El Haddadi (55')

Improving Alaves leapfrog Las Palmas with home win

Alaves continued their upturn in fortunes under new boss Abelardo Fernandez to beat struggling Las Palmas 2-0 at Estadio Mendizorrotza and leapfrog them in the table.

The hosts came into Friday night's match looking for a second successive league win after coming from behind to defeat Girona in Abelardo's first match in charge, which put them a point ahead of bottom club Malaga.

Las Palmas, meanwhile, had recorded a first LaLiga win in 10 matches when defeating Real Betis 1-0 last weekend.

Alaves went ahead in the 23rd minute as Ibai Gomez netted the rebound after Alfonso Pedraza's low 20-yard effort had been saved.

On-loan Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi doubled the lead 10 minutes into the second half when he stabbed the ball in at the near post.

Defender Alexis later hit the woodwork as Alaves closed out a comfortable win to leave them in 18th place, two points above Las Palmas.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 25 +33 55
2 Real Madrid 25 +29 53
3 Real Sociedad 25 +12 43
4 Atletico Madrid 25 +10 43
5 Sevilla FC 25 +9 43
6 Getafe 25 +11 42
7 Villarreal 25 +8 38
8 Valencia 25 -2 38
9 Granada 25 +1 36
10 Levante 25 -5 32
11 Athletic Bilbao 25 +2 31
12 Osasuna 25 -4 31
13 Real Betis 25 -5 30
14 Alavés 25 -8 30
15 Real Valladolid 26 -7 29
16 Eibar 24 -15 24
17 Celta Vigo 25 -12 24
18 Mallorca 25 -16 22
19 Leganes 25 -19 19
20 Espanyol 25 -22 19