SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: GRANADA JOINS REAL BETIS - RAYO VALLECANO IN THE SPANISH FIRST DIVISION NEXT SEASON

GRANADA JOINS REAL BETIS - RAYO VALLECANO IN THE SPANISH FIRST DIVISION NEXT SEASON

SPANISH FOOTBALL has "officially" finished for season 2010 - 2011 with the final match of  the 2º Division promotion games decided tonight & awarding the final third promotion place to Granada, along with already promoted Real Betis & Rayo Vallecano, to the Spanish League - La Liga.

The 1º leg finished GRANADA 0 - ELCHE 0 & tonight the 2º leg final result finished in a controversial ELCHE 1 - GRANADA 1, which puts GRANADA into the Spanish 1º Division League for next season due to the away goal advantage. 


Spanish Football
Ighalo scores for Granada

Granada got ahead via IGHALO with a fabulous goal in the 21st min that set the visitors on course. The game  was tense & very tough as both sides were playing for a final Spanish First Division place. Then in the 37th min Elche player Pelegrin had his equalizing goal disallowed for off-side. The below image contradicts the decision as Pelegrini who made the header was clearly on-side. This "decision" was to be a determining factor later in the match.

Spanish Football
Elche goal disallowed for "off-side"

The match continued in a see-saw fashion with Elche desperate to gain back the advantage & attempt to turn things around. They managed the equalizer in the 80th min via XUMENTRA that lifted hopes for the home team as they were on a roll. However, Granada held on with tooth & nails & managed to keep out Elche to see the match finish in a draw & see how their away goal gave them a Spanish First Division birth for next season. Elche obviously remembered the first half disallowed goal & were naturally devasted after the final whistle.

Granada join Real Betis & Rayo Vallecano as new LIGA Clubs for season 2010 - 2011.

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