Celta: Yoel; Hugo Mallo, Jonathan Vila, Sergio
Ortega, Túñez, Roberto Lago; De Lucas (Dani Abalo 65'),
López Garai, Cristian Bustos, Trashorras (Michu 71'); David
Rodríguez (Iago Aspas 56'). 5-4-1.
Granada: Roberto; Nyom, Iñigo López, Mainz, Siqueira; Lucena, Mikel Rico; Orellana (Collantes 78'), Abel Gómez (Oscar Pérez 91'), Dani Benítez; Ighalo (Carlos Calvo 89'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 77. Michu. Got on the end of Hugo Mallo cross to turn ball in on far post.
Celta and Granada were the first to kick off the semi-finals on Wednesday night, with the Galicians taking a slight edge for Saturday's second leg thanks to a 1-0 victory. Paco Herrera's team were looking for a return to the top flight after a four year absence, although their season has gone off the boil in recent weeks after occupying the automatic promotion spots for much of the year. Granada though have been on a roll recently, and they are keen to return to the big time after winning promotion from the second division B only last year. The visitors got off to the better start, with Dani Benítez in particular causing some problems for the local defence. De Lucas and Trashorras brought good saves out of Roberto though before the break, and both went close again after the restart as Celta continued to push forward. It was only though with all substitutions completed that they made the breakthrough, Michu getting on the end of a Hugo Mallo cross to score with a quarter of an hour to go. The Andalusians realized too late that they were behind, and although Lucena and Collantes tried their luck after that, Yoel and his defence held fast for the important clean sheet.