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Segunda Focus: Welcome to the Primera, Huesca!!

First time ever.

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.