This weekend's La Liga action kicks off with a relegation six-pointer in the Basque Country between two of the division's most out-of-form sides. Three points for bottom-of-the-league Huesca at Eibar 's Estadio Ipurua de Municipal could see the club haul themselves out of the relegation zone. Eibar, who have not won a league game since early January, will be desperate to get their season back on track.
Following their heroics against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, Sevilla could cap off a perfect week with three points against bottom-of-the-league Huesca at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. Despite their lowly position in La Liga, Huesca have been enjoying their football of late and have put in a number of positive performances in recent weeks.
Zinedine Zidane praised Real Madrid 's character after they came from behind to beat LaLiga basement boys Huesca 2-1. While the three points might help ease some of the pressure on Zidane, edging second-placed Madrid three points clear of rivals Barcelona but still seven behind neighbours Atletico having played two games more, this was not a performance to silence the critics.
Raphael Varane 's late goal saw Real Madrid come from behind to win 2-1 at Huesca on Saturday as their unconvincing form continued. While the points might ease some of the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane, it was far from an accomplished performance as Madrid struggled to make the most of their dominance of the ball against LaLiga's bottom side.
Real Madrid will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's surprise loss to Levante when they continue their La Liga season away to Huesca on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side went down 2-1 to Levante in Madrid last time out and are now third in the La Liga table, some 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who also have a game in hand.
Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they continue their campaign away to basement side Huesca on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side, who lost 2-1 at home to Levante last weekend, are currently third in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, while Huesca are bottom, three points from the safety of 17th position.
Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight following a shock defeat when they travel to Huesca on February 6. Zinedine Zidane 's side suffered a 2-1 home loss to Levante on Saturday, which has left them seven points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who now have two games in hand over their rivals.
Two teams struggling at the wrong end of the table will lock horns in La Liga on Friday night as 16th-placed Real Valladolid welcome the division's basement side Huesca. Valladolid have collected 20 points from their 20 matches this season to sit just two points above the relegation zone in Spain's top flight, while Huesca are currently rooted to the bottom.
Unai Emery 's high-flying Villarreal side will travel to Aragon ahead of their weekend La Liga clash with Huesca at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Villarreal, who are currently fourth in the league, will expect to come away from this encounter with all three points, with hosts Huesca currently languishing at the foot of the table.
Getafe will be aiming to record back-to-back victories in La Liga for the first time this season when they welcome basement team Huesca to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Wednesday evening. The hosts overcame Elche 3-1 last time out, whereas Huesca suffered their third defeat on the bounce with a 2-0 home loss to Real Betis.
Elche vs. Getafe (Monday, 6.00pm) © Reuters Two of La Liga 's most out-of-form sides will face off at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on Monday, as Elche host Getafe in this relegation six-pointer. Elche, who have struggled on their return to La Liga, could potentially leapfrog Getafe in the table if they find a way to end their dire run of 10 league games without a win.
Huesca will be looking for just their second La Liga victory of the season when they welcome Real Betis to Estadio El Alcoraz on Monday night. The home side are currently bottom of the table, having picked up just 12 points from their 17 matches this season, while Betis have collected 20 points from their 17 fixtures to sit 11th.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman described January as "very important for our aspirations" after his team won 1-0 at LaLiga basement boys Huesca in the first of four successive away games. Barca secured victory via Frenkie De Jong 's 27th-minute finish, with Lionel Messi providing a fine assist on his return to the team after an ankle injury - the Argentina superstar's 750th appearance for the club and 500th in LaLiga.
Lionel Messi produced an assist on his return to action as Barcelona won 1-0 at LaLiga basement boys Huesca. Messi, back in the team after sitting out Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Eibar due to an ankle injury, teed up Frenkie De Jong with a fine pass in the 27th minute at Estadio El Alcoraz. Barca were unable to add to that goal despite numerous attempts, including two Messi efforts that were well saved by Huesca goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez, while the hosts went close through on-loan Wolves forward Rafa Mir.
Barcelona will open their 2021 with a trip to La Liga's bottom club Huesca on Sunday night. The Catalan giants were held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar on Tuesday and are currently down in sixth position in the table, 10 points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Ronald Koeman 's side have already dropped points in eight of their 15 league matches this season but will be the overwhelming favourites to overcome a struggling Huesca team.
Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to struggling Huesca on Sunday night. The Catalan giants were held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar on Tuesday and are currently sixth in the table, while Huesca are bottom of the pile, having only collected 12 points from their opening 16 matches.
Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in La Liga when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to struggling Huesca on Sunday night. Ronald Koeman 's side were held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar on Tuesday, with the result leaving them down in sixth spot in the table, seven points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
Celta Vigo head into Wednesday evening's fixture with Huesca looking to extend their unbeaten streak in La Liga to six matches. Despite only suffering one defeat in their last four outings, the visitors sit in bottom spot and three points adrift of safety. Match preview © Reuters Celta Vigo's four-match winning streak came to an end in their last fixture as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Getafe.
Huesca 's search for their first La Liga victory of the season will continue on Saturday evening when they welcome Alaves to Estadio El Alcoraz. The hosts are currently bottom of La Liga with just eight points to show from their 12 matches this term, while Alaves occupy 12th position in the table, having made an encouraging start to the season.
Osasuna will be looking to recover from back-to-back defeats in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Huesca on Friday night. Los Rojillos have lost their last two La Liga encounters to Atletico Madrid and Sevilla to drop to 13th in the table, while Huesca are rock bottom and still without a league victory this season.
Huesca will be hoping to move out of the La Liga relegation zone on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Eibar to Estadio El Alcoraz. The newly-promoted club are currently 19th in the table with just five points to show from their eight matches this season, while Eibar sit in 15th spot, having collected eight points from as many matches.
Real Sociedad will be looking to continue their impressive start to the 2020-21 La Liga campaign when they welcome newly-promoted Huesca to San Sebastian on Sunday night. The Basque outfit have picked up 11 points from their first six matches of the season to top the table, while Huesca currently sit 16th with five points to show from their opening six fixtures.
The only two clubs yet to win a game in La Liga this season come face to face on Sunday as Real Valladolid travel to Huesca. Valladolid sit bottom of the table going into the match, while Huesca have kept themselves above the relegation zone with four draws from five games. Match preview © Reuters Despite not having a victory to their name, it has not necessarily been a disastrous start to the season for Huesca considering that three of their draws have come against Villarreal, Valencia and Atletico Madrid - all teams who have played European football in the last couple of years.
A clash between two newly-promoted sides in La Liga takes place on Saturday afternoon as Elche welcome Huesca to the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Elche got off the mark for the season with a 1-0 victory over Eibar on Wednesday, whereas Huesca managed to take a point off Atletico Madrid on the same evening.
Valencia will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Celta Vigo when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign at home to Huesca this weekend. Los Che have picked up three points from their first two league games of the season to occupy fifth spot in the table, while Huesca have picked up a point from their opening two fixtures.
Two newly-promoted teams will lock horns in Spain's top flight on Sunday afternoon as Huesca prepare to welcome Cadiz. Huesca started their 2020-21 La Liga campaign with an impressive point at Villarreal last weekend, while Cadiz lost 2-0 at home to Osasuna on their return to this level of football. Match preview Huesca earned promotion back to La Liga for the 2020-21 campaign courtesy of winning last season's Segunda Division, finishing one point clear of second-place Cadiz at the summit.
Villarreal begin life under recently-appointed boss Unai Emery with a home fixture against newcomers Huesca at Estadio de la Ceramica. While Villarreal finished last season in fifth place in La Liga, Huesca battled their way to the league title in the Segunda Division. Match preview © Reuters While Unai Emery received criticism for his time at Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal respectively, there is a feeling that linking up with Villarreal has come at the right time.
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