Rayo Vallecano win promotion to LaLiga

Two years after dropping out of Spain's top flight, Rayo Vallecano have secured promotion with one match of LaLiga 123 left to play.

Published : May 28, 2018 02:42 IST

Rayo Vallecano have been promoted to LaLiga following a 1-0 win at home to Lugo on Sunday.

Alex Moreno's strike five minutes before half-time was enough to seal all three points for Rayo and a return to Spain's top flight, two years on from their relegation.

Third-place Sporting Gijon were 2-1 winners over Granada but now cannot catch the top two of Rayo and Huesca with just one round of matches left to play.

A pitch invasion greeted the final whistle at Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, as Michel's side celebrated promotion just a year on from a 12th-place finish in a difficult first season back in the second tier.

Rayo could yet win the LaLiga 123 title, having moved a point clear of Huesca, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Gimnastic de Tarragona just six days after winning promotion with their own defeat of Lugo.

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