Alaves squeeze past Elche in 2-0 win at Estadio Martínez Valero

Winning formula works for visitors, as Elche are beaten by Alaves

Alaves squeeze past Elche in 2-0 win at Estadio Martínez Valero
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Alaves beat Elche with a thumping 2-0 victory on Tuesday at Estadio Martínez Valero. Elche were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Real Sociedad. Alaves, on the other hand, were unable to beat Levante in a 2-2 draw. After today's result, Elche and Alaves currently occupy 19th and 15th spots in the table, with 30 points and 35 points respectively after 36 matches.

The glorious one started the first half well, thanks to Joselu giving Alaves the lead just before half-time and seeing the first half out 0-1.

Alaves started the second half with renewed vigour, with Luis Rioja finding the net at the 54 minute mark. The game ended with a 2-0 victory for the visitors.

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.

Technical card:
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)

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