The curtain rises on the ‘playoffs’ to Primera
Girona and Almería raise the curtain on the playoffs for promotion to First division with the first semifinal first leg. The Catalan team faces this promotion at the best moment after chaining seven victories and a draw in the last eight days, numbers that have allowed Francisco Rodríguez’s men to reach the goal and even qualify for the third final place until the last game.
Girona start their fifth participation in a playoffs in his last seven seasons in the Second Division, something that no one had achieved before. Of course, in the precedents, they reached the final three times, including last year against Elche with options until the last minute, but it has never ascended this way.
It will demand a lot from us, but we are eager
Without knowing if he played forgetfulness, the Almerian Francisco yesterday left the door open to Stuani’s participation, although the Uruguayan had been declared low for Montilivi and hesitates for the return. And whether or not the charrúa plays changes a lot on a moral and intimidating level. In any case, the confidence acquired in the final stretch makes Girona hopeful before a first tie that already took place, with a red-and-white victory, last year.
Almería faces its second consecutive promotion, rose in the first, and it also arrives in good dynamics after closing the League with two victories and being the second top scorer in the category and the second best visitor.
It is the phase of most pressure and we are going to give it our all
The Andalusian They return to Montilivi 293 days after the duel of the first round of the past playoffs, of which up to eight players remain: Fernando, Balliu, Maras, César de la Hoz, Petrovic, Lazo, Villalba and Corpas. It will be the third phase of promotion for the Indálico team and also the third for Rubi, who has already played them with his now rival and Valladolid.