Girona finally reach La Liga

Girona have been promoted to La Liga for the first time in their 87-year history, while ex-Primera sides Mallorca and Elche have dropped into the third tier.

Girona’s 0-0 draw with Real Zaragoza – the team that stunned them in the 2015 Segunda playoffs – ensured they would finish second, behind champions Levante.

Consequently, there will be three Catalan teams in La Liga next season, with Pablo Machin’s side joining Barcelona and Espanyol.

Getafe’s inferior head-to-head with Girona means they must settle for a playoff place in Segunda, alongside Cadiz and Tenerife.

Down the bottom, however, Mallorca have been relegated to Segunda B for the first time since 1980 after a 2-2 draw with basement boys Mirandes.

Los Bermellones most notably finished third in La Liga during the 2000-01 campaign, beating Arsenal in the Champions League in the Champions League a season later and winning the 2002 Copa del Rey.

They are joined in the third tier by Elche, who were a Primera team as recenly  as two years ago but were demoted to Segunda due to financial irregularities.

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