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Albacete's Pelayo faces 'very slow' recovery after third-floor fall

MADRID -- An Albacete club official says midfielder Pelayo Novo faces a "very slow" recovery after falling from the third floor of the team's hotel.

Albacete vice president Victor Varela says Novo is in stable condition a day after undergoing surgery for multiple fractures sustained in Saturday's fall.

The 27-year-old Spaniard from the second-division Spanish club remains sedated in an intensive care unit.

"The recovery process will be gradual, very slow," Varela told Europa Press on Sunday. "The...

Albacete's Pelayo injured after third-floor fall at team's hotel

Pelayo Novo, a midfielder for second division Spanish club Albacete, has been seriously injured after falling from the third floor of his team's hotel.

The club said the Spaniard is in stable condition following the "stunning" accident in the northeastern city of Huesca on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Novo was hospitalised in the nearby city of Zaragoza. Other details were not immediately available.

Spanish media reported that Novo fell into an open space in an interior area of the hotel where the team...


Leganes earn first promotion to top flight as Alaves win Segunda Division

Leganes were promoted to the top flight of Spanish football for the first time in their history after winning on the final day of the Segunda Division season on Saturday.

Pablo Insua scored with a header following a corner in the 48th minute to give Leganes a 1-0 win at Mirandes to clinch promotion to the Primera Division.

Leganes were only promoted to the second tier in 2014 and will now find themselves playing alongside the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid next season.

They nearly were...

Real Betis fight back against Almeria in Copa del Rey as Getafe beat Eibar

Real Betis staged a late comeback as they lost 4-3 at home to Almeria in the first leg of their round-of-16 match in the Copa del Rey on Friday.

Top-flight Almeria scored twice in the opening six minutes at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, with Mane and Teerasil Dangda on the scoresheet, and goals from...