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Alaves seal promotion back to La Liga after 10-year absence

Alaves secured their place back in La Liga on Sunday evening with a 2-0 win at home to Numancia.

The Basque side, who were beaten 5-4 by Liverpool in a thrilling UEFA Cup final in 2001, were last in the top flight in 2006 and spent four years in the third tier since then.

The club have only enjoyed 11 seasons in the top division in their 86-year history, but that will become 12 after first-half goals from Manuel Garcia and Raul gave them the victory they needed.

Alaves will seal...

 By Chris Wright

Spanish side CD Palencia unveil bizarre new 'human muscle' kit

Down in the lower reaches of Spanish football, it would appear that there is something of a contest raging between all the competing sides to produce the most horrendous kit possible.

We've seen teams use their new strips to pay homage to octopuses, beer, ham and even broccoli in the recent past, but fourth-tier side CD Palencia may well have just taken top prize with their latest, ever so slightly gory effort.

Spanish police make arrest in stabbing of Alhaurin player

MALAGA, Spain -- Police have arrested one man in the stabbing of a football player after a regional division match in southern Spain.

Police say the man was arrested "for his alleged involvement" in the attack that left the player hospitalised with two wounds to the chest.

The 24-year-old player of Alhaurin de la Torre was attacked on the field after his team's away match at regional rival El Palo in Malaga on Sunday. The player's name has not been released.

Police are still investigating.

Fan stabs player after regional division game in Spain

A football player in the Spanish lower division is recovering from open heart surgery after being stabbed by spectators that had entered the pitch immediately after the final whistle of a heated game in Malaga.

Samuel Gala Padilla, a player of the B-side of Spain's third division club Alhaurin de la Torre CF, was attacked after his team's 1-0 defeat at fellow Malaga side CD el Palo on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was taken to the Carlos de Haya hospital in Malaga and is recovering following the operation.


Recreativo Huelva sell out stadium as closure looms

HUELVA, SPAIN -- Spain's oldest surviving football club say they are facing closure because of financial problems.

Recreativo de Huelva, who play in Spain's third division, called on fans to attend Saturday's game against Granada B, saying it "could be our last match."

The fans responded by lining up to buy tickets at El Nuevo Colombino stadium with more than 20,000 tickets sold, the club said via Twitter: "OFFICIAL: SOLD OUT. We are overcome with emotion by the response from everyone toward Recreativo....