Huesca’s poor run of recent results continued last weekend, with a 2-2 draw at home to Levante stretching their run of La Liga games without a win to 12.
However the results tell a somewhat unbalanced story of Huesca’s season, and in particular their recent performances in La Liga.
The club took the bold step of sacking manager Leo Franco, despite overseeing their first ever promotion to the Spanish top flight, in October, replacing him with former Cordoba boss Francisco Rodriguez.
Fan reaction to the dismissal of Franco was mixed, with some supporters demanding patience for the man who had not only secured promotion from the Segunda Division, but had picked up five points from his first seven games.
However with no improvements in sight, following seven games without a win, the board made the decision to bring in Rodriguez.
On the face of it, it has been a case of rinse and repeat for Huesca, however their performances have warranted more than the amount of points they have collected in the past six weeks.
In his first two games, against Espanyol and Sevilla, they were defeated by superior opposition – and not sides they will be looking to pick up results against as they battle to preserve their top flight status.
From there on they have picked up two draws from three games, and could have got that elusive win.
They had the better chances in their 1-1 draw at home to Getafe, and should have wrapped the game up following Xabier Etxeita’s first goal of the season.
However they were punished for their inability to get a second goal through a last minute equaliser from veteran striker Jorge Molina.
It was a similar story in their 2-1 defeat at Alaves, taking a first half lead through Moi Gomez, before surrendering the initiative after the breaking, and losing the match.
Last weekend’s 2-2 draw at home to Levante will be the biggest source of frustration for Rodriguez and his players since his arrival, with sloppiness and poor finishing depriving them of all three points.
Despite leading twice, through Cristian Riviera and Etxeita, they missed a hatful of chances and allowed the visitors to score their only two shot on target.
Rodriguez will be hoping tat it is not a case of chance missed for his struggling side, with Real Madrid and Valencia in December.
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