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Necessary and well-deserved victory for SD Huesca over Burgos

El Alcoraz crowd are up to scratch again and the Azulgranas give a good image with a win over Burgos, thanks to Rubio’s own goal (1-0)

Sociedad Deportiva Huesca sealed a necessary and deserved victory against Burgos CF thanks to a first-half Rubio’s own goal (1-0). In LaLiga SmartBank matchday 32, the Azulgranas left behind the bad vibes and the poor run, proving El Alcoraz to have become a fortress, in what was the third home win in the last four encounters. In a solid game that could end with a higher score, SD Huesca gave a good account of ourselves.

It was a slow-paced opening, but SD Huesca dominated possession and created the best chances. The first one came in the 6th minute, with a long-range cross from Miquel to Ratiu. On the corner of the box, the Romanian made his way in and fired a shot that was cleared by the visitors’ defence. The Azulgranas kept trying with one more attempt in the 18th that was very close to find the net. The vigilant defender Elgezabal cleared the ball off the line after Miquel shot from inside the 6-yard box. It was third time lucky for the Oscenses thanks to a very dangerous cross from Pablo Martínez which Miguel Rubio turned into his own net. The goal was the icing on the cake for what we had been living on the pitch. Burgos, who approached Andrés’s goal as well, were unable to shoot on target during the first 45. However, Huesca had a good opportunity to double the advantage before the interval: A cross from the left wing by Marc Mateu was met with an aerial assault by Seoane, who rose to head but a bit wide. Right after that, Pablo Martínez and Pedro Mosquera shot a couple of times from middle range.

Xisco’s side came out for the second period as a solid team which outplayed the rival. Timor registered the hosts’ first effort from outside the box, before Ferreiro came on the field for Pablo Martínez. The Altoaragoneses had a massive triple chance then. It was a counter-attack launched by Poveda, who opened for Seoane, and the latter played Mateu through for a one-on-one with the keeper but unfortunately our no.23 couldn’t beat Caro. Seoane himself was able to meet the clearance but the defence blocked the ball and Ratiu caught the rebound to fire a powerful shot, ending it across goal to the top left corner. Xisco made more changes, as Lago Junior, Mikel Rico and Dani Escrichecame on to offer different registers to a team that grew into the game and were resolute in defence. Almost in the injury time, Seoane had an effort on the counter-attack, after he hadn’t been awarded a penalty. The clash remained unchanged until the end, with SD Huesca securing a victory and making the grade.