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Stunning late goal leaves La Liga newcomers still unbeaten ahead of trip to face Barcelona

SD Huesca grabbed a 2-2 draw last night in Bilbao thanks to a brilliant strike near the finish.

THEY ARE THE smallest club in the history of La Liga but SD Huesca have made a flying start to life in the top flight in Spain and grabbed a draw away from home last night in Bilbao thanks to a stunning late goal.

Soccer: La Liga - Athletic Club v HuescaAvila celebrates his cracking goal for SD Huesca last night.Source: AFP7

The newly-promoted side, who have a stadium with a capacity of just over 5,000, won 2-1 against Eibar last weekend in their opening game after being promoted last season from the second tier.

And they came from 2-0 down with 20 minutes left to force a draw against Athletic Bilbao last night, the equaliser arriving courtesy of this stunning effort in the 87th minute from Ezequiel Avila as he flicked up the ball, swivelled and rocketed in a superb strike. 

The draw leaves SD Huesca in 6th place on four points and unbeaten two games into the new La Liga season.

No pressure then for their next game on Sunday evening.

A trip to the Camp Nou awaits to face the reigning league champions Barcelona, who have won their two games to date and are yet to concede a goal.

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