Soccer-Almeria, Girona through to promotion playoff final (Reuters)

MADRID, June 16 (Reuters) – Almeria and Girona will play off for the third and final promotion place into La Liga after they eliminated Las Palmas and Alcorcon respectively on Sunday. Almeria won 2-1 at home to Las Palmas after extra time in their semi-final second leg for a 3-2 aggregate victory, while Girona saw off visiting Alcorcon 3-1 for a 4-2 aggregate success. The first leg of the final is on Wednesday and the return match is on Saturday. Almeria were relegated in the 2010-11 season and the south coast club finished seventh in the second division last term. …

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