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Second division – play-offs, final, second leg

Elche and Extremadura were promoted to the second division after winning through their final games. (24.06.18)

Valladolid completed the formalities on Saturday, a 1-1 draw against Numancia ensuring their return to the top flight after a four year absence. Already 0-3 up from the first leg, Sergio González’s side were clear favourites, and although Masip did have a couple of saves to make early on, he was rarely troubled after that. With seven minutes to go Manu del Moral did get one back for the visitors, but with the game in injury time second division top scorer Mata levelled the scores on a quick counter-attack (his 35th goal of the season), and the festivities began. The only issues left to settle are which two teams will take the last spots for promotion to the second division, Elche and Extremadura winning at home against Villarreal B and Cartagena respectively to take the advantage into next weekend’s second leg ties. (17.06.18)