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Osasuna promoted to La Liga after Granada win

Osasuna have confirmed promotion to La Liga with three games to spare.

Osasuna sealed their promotion to La Liga on Monday with three games to spare after Granada beat Albacete 1-0.

The Navarra side, relegated from the top flight in 2017, lead Spain's second division on 78 points from 39 games and are guaranteed to finish in the top two after third-place Albacete's home defeat left them 10 points adrift.

Osasuna spent 14 seasons in La Liga before being relegated in 2014. They returned to the top flight after winning in the playoffs in 2016, before immediately going...

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Petar Vasiljevic sacked as Osasuna boss following relegation

Petar Vasiljevic had joined Osasuna in January.

Osasuna have sacked coach Petar Vasiljevic following his failure to keep the club in La Liga.

The 46-year-old Serbian took up the reins in January, replacing Joaquin Caparros, but could only guide the Pamplona outfit to a 19th-place finish.

A statement from the club on Wednesday afternoon read: "Club Atletico Osasuna has decided to dispense with the services of Petar Vasiljevic, who in the season that has just concluded occupied the positions of sporting director and coach."

It added, to Vasiljevic:...


Osasuna players: We need handcuffs to stop Lionel Messi

Osasuna manager Petar Vasiljevic has said that his side will need extra help to stop Lionel Messi when La Liga's bottom club travel to the Camp Nou to face Barcelona on Wednesday. 

Messi's last-minute winner against Real Madrid in the Clasico left a lasting impression upon Vasiljevic, who has called on his players to show no fear, despite knowing that defeat to Barcelona could see them all but relegated.

"I've already said that we need a plan for Messi and the players told me [that we...