Osasuna seals La Liga return

Jagoba Arrasate's men are back in the big time following a two-season absence after their promotion to La Liga was confirmed on Monday.

Osasuna celebrate promotion to LaLiga   -  Twitter:@CAOsasuna

Osasuna's return to LaLiga has been confirmed due to Albacate's defeat at home to Granada.

Jagoba Arrasate's men moved to the brink of promotion with Sunday's 0-0 draw away to Cadiz. And, when Albacete went down 1-0 against Granada a day later, Osasuna's top-two finish was secured.

"We are very happy, I think we are here on our own merits," captain Roberto Torres said to El Larguero. 

"We will give more value [to the achievement] in the days [to come]. The season has been beautiful and I think it is a beautiful moment at this time.

"We knew what could happen [when Albacete played Granada], we were aware that it could be a beautiful day."

Granada is highly likely to follow Osasuna into La Liga as it is six points clear of third-placed Albacete, with three games remaining in the Segunda Division season.

Arrasate's team could secure the title this weekend when it entertains Las Palmas, holding a four-point lead over Granada.

Osasuna was relegated after coming 19th in La Liga in 2016-17 and could only manage eighth in the second tier last time around.