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Huesca show they will be no pushovers ahead of Barcelona trip

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The newly promoted side have four points from two games

FC Barcelona v Hercules - Copa del Rey Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona’s next opponents are Huesca who are in La Liga for the first time in their history and have got off to a pretty good start.

They finished as runners-up in the Segunda Division last time out and were widely tipped to struggle on their debut season in the top flight. Yet after two games they are unbeaten and have picked up four points from six.

Leo Franco’s side won 2-1 at Eibar on the opening day thanks to two goals from Alex Gallar.

They looked set for defeat on Monday night though after going 2-0 down to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on 63 minutes.

However, they showed real character to launch a spirited comeback and salvage a point. Jorge Miramon halved the deficit and Ezequiel Avila volleyed the equaliser on 87 minutes.

Next up is a trip to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona for the very first time in La Liga. The teams have met previously of course, most recently in the Copa del Rey in 2014. Barcelona won the away leg 4-0 and then thumped Huesca 8-1 at the Camp Nou.

Much has changed for both teams since then of course, and Huesca have shown in their first two games that they are no pushovers.