NEWS
Sunday August 19 2018
Preview: Eibar-Huesca

Huesca make their Liga debut on Sunday against an Eibar side who will be in their sights as the team to emulate.

Eibar boss Jose Luis Mendilibar on the benefits of a quiet summer: “I’m happy and I think we’ve put a good team together.

“This is the year that we’ve made the least changes, and I think the players have picked up what I want from them a lot quicker than before.”

Huesca boss Leo Franco on how the fans can help his new boys: ”To the fans, I say enjoy it. As for ourselves, we won’t enjoy it as we’ll be taking care of it.

“We want the fans to enjoy it, breathe it and support us. The magnitude of Huesca’s achievement is so big that until we see what the Primera is like for ourselves, we really can’t imagine it.

“Any small detail influences what happens on the field, and both Huesca and the region of Aragon are capable of giving them.”

Eibar (probable): Yoel; Pena, Oliveira, Arbilla, Jose Angel; Hervias, Sergio Alvarez, Jordan, Orellana; Kike, Enrich

Injuries/suspensions: Pedro Leon, Ramis (I)

Huesca (probable): Werner; Miramon, Pulido, Etxeita, Luisinho; Moi, Melero, Musto, Gallar; Cucho, Longo

Injuries/suspensions: Akapo (S)

Referee: Prieto Iglesias

Venue: Ipurua

Kick-off time: 17:15 BST/18:15 local time

Football Italia website