Playoffs: Getafe return to La Liga!

Getafe have returned to La Lifa after a one-year absence, courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate victory over Tenerife.

Getafe were trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Tenerife, but they made a lightning start on Saturday as former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin turned in a corner on the half-volley on just nine minutes.

Three minutes later, ex-Liverpool attacker Dani Pacheco hit a first-time finish past Daniel Hernandez, but Tenerife managed to pull one back almost immediately through Anthony Lozano, who slid home a low cross.

Hernandez then made a fine stop to his right to keep out Chuli’s outswinging drive, but he could do nothing about Pacheco’s close-range volley eight minutes before half-time.

The second saw El Geta look to preserve their slender advantage, and despite Amath Diedhou’s overhead kick from a couple of yards flying inches wide, their fans were able to engage in a good-natured pitch invasion after the final whistle.

Getafe 3-1 Tenerife (3-2 agg.)

Faurlin 9, Pacheco 12, 37 (G) Lozano 17 (T)

Getafe: Guaita; Molinero, Cata, Damian, Gorosito, Pacheco (Carlos Pena 89), Faurlin, Mora (Lacen 77), Portillo, Molina, Chuli (Alvaro Jimenez 72)

Tenerife: Daniel; Camara (Jouini 86), Camille, German, Saenz, Vitolo Anino, Santana (Tyronne 62), Shibasaki (Aaron Niguez 51), Diedhou, Lozano

Referee: Prieto Iglesias

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