Back in La Liga, Cadiz will kick off their top-flight season with a home match against Osasuna on Saturday night, for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign.
Cadiz secured promotion back to this level of courtesy finishing second the last term in the Segunda Division, while Osasuna enjoyed an impressive campaign in 2019-20, taking 10th position in the table.
Cadiz was regularly in Spain’s top-flight between 1981 and 1993 but has been mostly a second-tier or third-tier team since the end of the 1992-93 campaign, playing just one season of La Liga football.
El Submarino Amarillo has secured a return to this level with the courtesy of finishing second in the last term in the Segunda Division, earning 69 points from their 42 matches to claim the spot behind Huesca champions.
During the transfer window this summer, Alvaro Cervera ‘s side was extremely busy, like Alvaro Gimenez, Choco Lozano, Ivan Alejo and Jorge Pombo.
Alvaro Negredo, a seasoned striker, has also joined the club on a free transfer and it will be interesting to see how the 34-year-old performs as he prepares to start another La Liga football campaign.
Meanwhile, Osasuna was excellent the last term in Spain’s top flight, winning 10th place in the table on their return to this level after two seasons in the Segunda Division.
In reality, Jagoba Arrasate ‘s side was just four points off finishing in a place in the Europa League and it will be interesting to see if they can replicate their performance in the coming season.
Osasuna has won five of their last eight La Liga matches since June 24, suffering only one loss, while winning two of their four friendly matches this summer.
There has been some change in the club with Juan Cruz, Enric Gallego, Lucas Torro, and Raul Navas all coming in on the transfer market.