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Second Division B - play-offs, day 4

Mirandés are first team to make it to the play-off finals after holding Badalona to a 0-0 draw on Saturday evening. The Burgos based side went in to the second leg with a single goal lead, and keeper Wilfred was the star of the match as the visitors held their ground. The Catalans almost forced extra time though when substitute Pugui hit the bar with four minutes to go. (11.06.11)

Mirandés were just pipped to the top spot in their group by Eibar on the last day, but they will have the last laugh after the Basque side were knocked out by Alcoyano. Eibar took the lead early on, Lanzarote beating Maestro directly with an inswinging corner. But the locals were left with ten men when Espín was shown a straight red card late in the first half, and Alvaro made it 1-1 with a vital away goal in the 72nd minute. It was a bad tempered game though, the visitors remembering their defeat in last season's play-offs against their opponents, and players clashed on the pitch after the final whistle.

The other group champions Lugo are through though after a 2-1 win over Alavés. Iván González headed the Galicians in to the lead from Manu's cross in the twentieth minute, and Arroyo added a second after a quick counter-attack ten minutes after the restart. Jito got one back though with twenty minutes to go, and after the scoreless draw in the first leg another goal would have taken Alavés through. Lugo held on though, and they will now have home advantage in the second leg of their final, which will be against Alcoyano.

Guadalajara came in to their second leg with Sevilla Atlético with a 4-1 lead, but in the end they just scraped through to play Mirandés after the Andalusians won 3-1 in their Ciudad Deportivo. Javi Martínez opened the scoring for the locals with half an hour gone after Saizar saved his first shot, and when Campaña beat the keeper for a second time early in the second half a turnover was on the cards. But Bernardo was sent off for a second bookable offence, and with eight minutes to go Ernesto ended their hopes from the penalty spot. Ernesto himself was also sent off in injury time, and Antonio Moreno put through his own net a minute later, but the final whistle went before any more play was possible.

Murcia are this season's second division B champions though after they beat Sabadell in a marathon penalty shoot out. Substitute Dani Aquino scored with a direct free kick late in the second half to match the 1-0 first leg result, and after thirty minutes of extra time it went to penalties. Murcia won it 9-8 in the end though to give themselves a boost for their return to the second division next season. (12.06.11)