Almeria promoted to La Liga

Almeria will play in La Liga next season after they defeated Girona in the Segunda Division play-off final on Saturday.

Javi Gracia’s side went into the second-leg at Estado de los Juegos Mediterraneos 1-0 up from the first game against the Catalan club.

And it didn’t take them long to further extend their lead, with Aleix Vidal opening the scoring on 17 minutes. Brazilian striker Charles then bagged a brace in the second half to give the Andalusians a 3-0 win on the night.

Almeria will join Elche and Villarreal in the Liga next season.