First Division - Day 10

Alavés 1 - Las Palmas 0

Alavés: Herrera; Geli, Coloccini, Téllez, Llorens; Astudillo, Pablo; Jordi Cruyff (Iván Alonso 70'), Magno (Witschge 55'), Ibon Begoña; Rubén Navarro (Turiel 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Las Palmas: Nacho González; Angel, Olías, Schurrer, Paqui; Jayo, Samways (Rubén 55'); Edu Alonso (Tevenet 60'), Jorge, Pablo Lago; Orlando (Eloy 68'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Alavés: No change / Las Palmas: No change.

1-0. 32. Coloccini. Headed wide of keeper after Pablo free kick.

Alavés moved up to fourth place, ahead of Valencia on goal average, with a 1-0 win against Las Palmas. With Kike failing a late fitness test, both teams lined up as they did a week ago, Herrera once again keeping his place in the Vitoria based side's goal. After a slow start the home side took the lead, Coloccini once again rising above the opposition defence to head Pablo's long free kick into the top corner of the net. It was the Argentine under 21 international's third goal in eight days, and the club are already thinking of raising money to purchase his 15 million Euro buy out clause from AC Milan at the end of the season.

Jordi Cruyff forced a good save out of Nacho González before the break, and second half substitute Witschge tried a couple of shots after the restart. The visitors only created any goal chances in the last quarter of an hour after Fernando Vázquez brought on three fresh forwards, and Eloy put a header wide soon after coming on. With the game in injury time Turiel blocked a shot with his arm, and the Las Palmas players vigorously claimed a penalty. But referee Ansuategui Roca ruled that it was accidental, and the game came to an end without further incident.