La Liga is only four game-days away from its annual break up for Christmas and as expected, the table is starting to take on a familiar look.
However, for one side in particular, it makes for grim reading as the forgotten club from the outskirts of Madrid (Leganes) find themselves propping up the table and seemingly destined for relegation.
Just six points have been collected by Javier Aguirre’s men at the time of writing with that sole win coming at home against fellow relegation battles RCD Mallorca.
It is something of a disappointment after the funkily nick-named ‘cucumber growers’ (so named because of the vast quantity of said vegetable grown in the region) finished last season in a rather impressive 13th following promotion in 2016.
Now, it appears time and a lack of investment is catching up with the club who boast the joint-lowest goals scored in La Liga this season.
A far cry then from the 2015/16 season when Leganes finished second in the Segunda division to make it to Spain’s top flight for the very first time and secure safety the next season and the season after that make it all the way to the Copa Del Rey semi-final.
However, this season relegation looks destined but there are some faint glimmers of hope for manager Javier Aguirre.
His side may have already lost ten times this season, but only twice has it been by more three or more goals and those games were against Villarreal at home and Real Madrid away.
The Cucumber Growers have also scored in their last three La Liga games including running Barcelona close taking the lead in the 12th minute through Youssef En-Nesyri before finally succumbing to a 53rd Luis Suarez strike and Arturo Vidal 79th minute winner for the Catalans.
The problem is Leganes are already seven point adrift of safety which is more point than they already have, and it is tough seeing them getting out of trouble.
One hope we are wrong, but it seems Leganes’ time in Spain’s top flight is coming to an end.