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.
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“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 are highly likely to follow Osasuna into LaLiga as they are 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 they entertain Las Palmas, holding a four-point lead over Granada.
Osasuna were relegated after coming 19th in LaLiga in 2016-17 and could only manage eighth in the second tier last time around.
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