Elche is a first division team after beating Girona 0-1 in Montilivi in the second leg of the playoff final for promotion to the Santander League. Pere Milla scored the goal for the people of Elche in the 96th minute, which meant that he avoided extra time and sent Pacheta’s team to the gold category of Spanish football.
The people of Elche will accompany Cádiz and Huesca in the Santander League after having taken the last ticket to the highest category of Spanish football after having gotten into the playoff as sixth classified thanks to Deportivo’s victory against Fuenlabrada in the match of discord. Also, this ascent is the third time that Nino, a soccer player from Elche, manages to get up to the Santander League in Montilivi.
The faith of Elche moves mountains and, something difficult to believe at the beginning of a long season, ended up achieving his return to LaLiga Santander five years later. It was not until the last third of the course when Elche began to flirt with the ‘Top 6’, which they finally agreed to after the great Dépor-Fuenla mess.
Pacheta’s team depended on that match that was suspended the last day to play the ‘playoff’. The Riazor duel was played and Fuenlabrada let it escape in the discount. Also in the eight-minute discount of this August 23, Elche managed to go on vacation as a First team, thanks to Pere Milla’s goal for the history of the club and a great career for Fidel.
As against Zaragoza, Elche had to suffer, but he knew how to do it. As Pacheta said in the previous one, they would be prepared for what he played. Girona, who after the 0-0 in the first leg were confident of his return to the elite a year later at home, gave the initiative to the rival and was very comfortable in his field, looking for Stuani, Borja García or Samu Saiz, although without arriving in excess.
Elche barely managed to get out of his field and Stuani after half an hour had the clearest. Nor did the visiting team have a problem in being forceful in their defense although Jonathas, who returned after two games of suspension, was sent off. Again, as in the first leg, there was little action in the areas, but this time Girona seemed to be in control of the situation.
So it continued after the break, waiting to find Stuani in some robbery and exit against. However, At the time of meeting, the Uruguayan saw the red for an entry on Dani Calvor, that the referee reviewed in the VAR. With one less the game did not change much, since Elche continued to be the one who had to take the initiative but without spaces or ideas to approach the goal.
The match won in tension and brawls, leading to an extension where the 0-0 gave the promotion to Girona for its best position in the table. Then, two of the best men in Pacheta, joined forces to unleash the euphoria of Elche. Fidel overflowed on the left wing and his center to the far post was finished off by Pere Milla, a hero of an Elche who, after playing in Second B three years ago, is back in First.