LaLiga: Relegation-threatened Espanyol sack coach Abelardo Fernandez, their third manager to be fired this season
Fernandez was appointed in December after David Gallego and Pablo Machin were each dismissed, but despite a positive start since play resumed following a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday’s 1-0 defeat at Real Betis proved the last straw.
LaLiga: Arturo Vidal casts cloud on Barcelona's fixture against Espanyol after filing complaint over non-payment on bonuses
The lawyers working for Vidal filed a complaint to Spain’s player’s union (AFE) last month citing an unpaid bonus of 2.4 million euros ($2.69 million), news of which emerged while the player was back in his homeland during the league’s winter break
LaLiga: Tiny Deportivo Alaves climb atop Spanish league standings with gritty victory over Celta Vigo
Alaves have 17 points from nine games with Sevilla on 16 and Barcelona on 15 before they face each other on Saturday.
LaLiga: From near bankruptcy to third in standings, the story of Deportivo Alaves, who stunned Real Madrid
Almost 10 years ago, Deportivo Alaves, a tiny club from Vitoria-Gasteiz, were staring at bankruptcy. On Saturday, they ascended to third in LaLiga after stunning Real Madrid.