The big news (with two matches remaining) is that SD Huesca have won promotion to the Primera, for the first time ever. They did so with a 2-0 win over Lugo, to give them 75 points. Rayo, who somehow managed to lose 4-0 at home to relegation candidates Alcorcon, are second on 73 (we’ve never known a Rayo result to be suspicious, have we?) and can still gain automatic promotion with one more win—third placed Gijon have 68.
Villarreal connection: Moi Gomez, still only 23. He’s been a regular with the Aragonese side the last few months, on loan from....Gijon.
Some basic info: Huesca is about the size of Villarreal (~50,000 people) but their stadium, El Alcoraz, is REALLY small, holding only 5500 spectators; even Eibar’s Iparua is bigger. They’ll need to do some quick work with temporary stands or something before August.
Main players: Cucho Hernandez is a young Colombian player on loan from Watford; he’s scored 16 goals , as has Gonzalo Melero, a yong midfielder who came up in the Madrid system. Ex-Valladolid man LLuis Sastre pays in midfield for them, too. Ex-Levante and Bilbao Athletic man Alex Remiro is their keeper.
Manager: Rubi. You might remember he managed Girona the year we were in the Segunda, and managed Levante in 2015-16 and Sporting Gijon in 2016-17, both ending in relegation.
Trivia: Huesca wear Barcelona colors because the team was formed (in 1960) by a group of Huesca-based Barcelona supporters.