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Huesca reach La Liga for the first time

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Huesca sealed promotion to Spain’s La Liga for the first time in the club’s history with a 2-0 win at Lugo on Monday.

Alejandro Gallar Falguera and Jorge Pulido struck to send the north-eastern club top of the table on 75 points after 40 matches, seven clear of third place Sporting Gijon with two games to go.

Pulido had another effort ruled out for offside but it did not matter, and the club staff piled onto the pitch to celebrate with the players at the fulltime whistle.

Formed in 1910, the club from the Aragon region was created by Barcelona supporters and still wear the same colours as the Spanish champions. Their coach Rubi was a former assistant at the Nou Camp under Tito Vilanova.

Huesca came close to promotion last season but were beaten by Getafe in the playoffs.

(Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Toby Davis)

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