Huesca clinch promotion to La Liga

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Lugo (Spain), May 22 (IANS) SD Huesca defeated CD Lugo 2-0 here to assure themselves of promotion to the Spanish top-flight football for the first time in the club’s history.

The win boosts Huesca to 75 points and first place in the second division. With two matches left, they are guaranteed to finish in the top two and secure automatic promotion to La Liga, reports Efe.

Huesca took the lead in the 6th minute with a goal by Alex Gallar, but Lugo were of no mind to make it easy for the visitors and keeper Alex Remiro had to take a hit on his face to stop the hosts’ Dani Escriche from point-blank range after a corner.

Remiro received a blow from Dani Escriche shortly after the first quarter of an hour and could continue for eight more minutes on the pitch, but was finally forced to ask for the change in the 26th minute, when Roberto Santamaria made his debut in the net for Huesca.

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Remiro had to be later transferred to a hospital here.

The visitors made it 2-0 in the 38th minute as Jorge Pulido beat Lugo keeper Roberto Fernandez after taking a pass from David Ferreiro.

Lugo were more aggressive in the second half and Santamaria was tested by Jaime Romero in the 52nd minute before watching an Escriche header sail wide of the goal seconds later.

Pulido thought he had a second goal at the hour mark, but the referee disallowed it for an offside.

–IANS

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