Alaves in easy win over struggling Granada


Deportivo Alavés secured consecutive wins in La Liga for the first time this season, triumphing 3-1 over Granada at the Mendizorrotza Stadium. The victory adds pressure on visiting manager Paco López, who faces uncertainty amid Granada’s winless streak of 11 league games.

Despite their position in the league, both teams initiated brightly, creating chances that narrowly missed. Alavés’ striker Samu Omorodion, facing his former teammates from his boyhood club, almost scored as the home side persisted. Omorodion’s apparent goal off Javi López’s near-post cross turned out to be an own goal by Granada’s Raúl Torrente, providing the opening for Alavés.

This early advantage eased the mounting pressure on Alavés’ manager Luis García. The crowd at the Mendizorrotza erupted again as Los Blanquiazules widened their lead five minutes before halftime, courtesy of a splendid curling strike from Abde Rebbach.

Continuing their dominance, Alavés extended their lead further in the second half. Omorodion, finally scoring against his former club, tapped in a cross by captain Luis Rioja, securing three crucial points for the home side. This win was pivotal for García’s team, considering their previous struggles that led to a drop in the league table.

Granada attempted a late comeback after a triple substitution by López, resulting in a penalty converted by Myrto Uzuni. However, it served as a mere consolation as Alavés claimed the victory, leaving Granada without an away league win since May 2022.