Second Division play-offs

Zaragoza 0 – Girona 3

Zaragoza: Oscar Whalley; Fernández, Jesús Vallejo, Rubén (Javi Alamo 68’), Mario (Cabrera 68’), Diego Rico; Pedro, Ruíz de Galarreta (Basha 55’), Dorca, Eldin; Willian José. 5-4-1.
Girona: Isaac Becerra; Cifuentes, Lejeune, Richy, Pablo Iñiguez, Juncà (Aday 50’); Alex Granell, Pere Pons, Eloi (Felipe Sanchón 65’); Mata, Sandaza (Rovirola 79’). 5-3-2.

0-1. 23. Mata. Won tackle on Oscar Whalley and ran ball into empty net.
0-2. 45. Lejeune. Got above defence to head Alex Granell corner past keeper.
0-3. 58. Mata. Controlled long Aday pass and fired angled shot past Whalley.

Yellow cards: Dorca 11’, Juncà 31’, Mario 49’, Pere Pons 54’, Eloi 65’.

Girona bounced back from their weekend disappointment, a 0-3 victory at Zaragoza virtually ensuring them a place in the play-off final. The Catalans missed out on direct promotion when they were held to a last minute draw by Lugo on Sunday, and there was some doubt as to whether they would recover from the blow in time for this match. For a few minutes the locals were on top, Becerra having to make a top class save from a Rubén header, Pedro and Willian José going close, and Sandaza almost turning a corner into his own net. However midway through the first half young keeper Oscar Whalley (deputizing for Bono, who was on international duty), tried to dribble past Mata and only succedded in gifting the opening goal. Becerra made another great stop from Dorca at the other end, but with half time approaching Lejeune headed in Granell’s corner for the second, and with just under an hour on the clock Mata got his second of the evening after picking up a long pass from Aday.