Football: Getafe seal LaLiga return at the expense of Tenerife

Getafe players celebrating after defeating Tenerife in their final match of the Spanish Second Division at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Madrid, Spain, on June 24, 2017.
Getafe players celebrating after defeating Tenerife in their final match of the Spanish Second Division at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Madrid, Spain, on June 24, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

SPAIN (REUTERS) - Getafe beat Tenerife 3-1 for a 3-2 aggregate victory in the play-off final on Saturday to secure their return to LaLiga next season.

Getafe were relegated from the top flight after the 2015-16 campaign and finished third in the second-tier LaLiga 2 last season to advance to the play-offs, where they beat Huesca in the first round to progress to the final.

Midfielders Alejandro Faurlin and Daniel Pacheco (two) scored for the Madrid-based club at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez while Tenerife's consolation was scored by striker Anthony Lozano.

Getafe join Levante and Girona in the top flight after they earned automatic promotion by finishing the regular season in first and second position, respectively.