Leganes celebrates maiden promotion to La Liga

Asier Garitano's Leganes side was within minutes of winning the Segunda league too, but Deportivo Alaves' last-gasp equaliser against Gimnastic meant it pipped Leganes by a point.

La Liga trophy - cropped

Leganes will play in La Liga for the first time in its history.

Leganes will play in La Liga for the first time in its history after winning promotion from the Segunda Division on the final day of the season.

Asier Garitano's side was within minutes of winning the league too, but Alaves' last-gasp equaliser against Gimnastic meant it pipped Leganes by a point.

Alaves had already sealed its spot in La Liga for next term, but would have dropped below Leganes by virtue of its rival's superior head-to-head record had Manu Barreiro not levelled in the last minute at Nou Estadi de Tarragona.

Third-placed Gimnastic had to win and hope Leganes slipped up to seal second spot, but Pablo Insua struck shortly after half-time to give Garitano's men the lead and a place at Spanish football's top table.

Gimnastic, therefore, goes into the play-offs along with Girona, Cordoba and Osasuna.

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