Alaves go top of La Liga after beating Celta Vigo on Friday (image courtesy EPA)

Alaves have climbed from sixth to the top of La Liga standings after recording a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Friday.

Tomas Pina’s effort in the 58th minute was all they needed to rise above giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid, who would be in action later this weekend.

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Sevilla will take on champions Barca on Saturday, while European champions Real Madrid can rise to top spot before then as they host Levante at noon, Atletico Madrid facing  Espanyol.