Others include defenders Cosmin Contra and Oscar Tellez
, making 7-5 Barcelona value to gain three vital points in their quest to rest the fourth Champions League spot from Mallorca.
tested Westerveld after 32 minutes then Javi Moreno missed a golden chance to equaliser four minutes later.
Alaves's hopes of bringing Liverpool's run to an end will be boosted by the return of Jordi Cruyff, Oscar Tellez
, Delfi Geli and Ivan Alonso.
On Friday Esnal also rested his first-choice defenders, Spanish internationals Delfi Geli and Oscar Tellez
, although Tellez came on as a sub for 25 minutes.
reduced the arrears in the 70th minute and Ivan Alonso equalised soon after.
BLACKBURN head a queue of clubs chasing pounds 4m-rated Alaves defender Oscar Tellez
It was Owen who bailed out his colleagues t against Roma and, to a lesser extent, Porto but it will be interesting if he gets much change out of self-appointed minder and hard man Oscar Tellez
But two goals in two minutes from defender Oscar Tellez
and Uruguayan striker Ivan Alonso gave the Spaniards a home draw.
Alaves will be without Oscar Tellez
and Delfi Geli through suspension, while Cosmin Contra is an injury doubt.
But the Basque side, in their first season of European competition, came back with strikes from Oscar Tellez
and Ivan Alonso.
Real's win was helped by the sending off of Ibon Begona on 53 minutes, when the scores were level at 1-1 following goals for Raul and Oscar Tellez
A 70th-minute goal from defender Oscar Tellez
proved enough to give the tiny club from the Basque city of Vitoria a fortunate victory after Rayo had dominated the game.