Remembering the 2001 UEFA Cup Final

15 years ago, the UEFA Cup produced a climax that at the time at least was regarded as European football’s greatest ever final. A logic-defying match packed with twists and turns, jubilation and despair captured the imagination of the millions watching around the world, not least the fans of Liverpool and Deportivo Alaves, who endured […]

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Alavés – Back from the brink & dreaming of a return to the glory years

Anyone born much later than 1990 and not from the Basque Country would be forgiven for not knowing much about Deportivo Alavés. Around the turn of the millennium though they were causing quite a storm in Spanish football. Surprise title challengers in 2000 and European finalists the following year in their debut continental campaign, football […]

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