Soccer-Villarreal straight back up to Spanish top flight (Reuters)

MADRID, June 8 (Reuters) – Villarreal will make an immediate return to Spain’s top flight after a 1-0 win at home to fellow promotion hopefuls Almeria secured second place behind second-division champions Elche on the final day of the season on Saturday. Jonathan Pereira sped onto a Cani through ball to net the winner in the 56th minute at a packed and festive Madrigal stadium to lift Villarreal to 77 points from 42 matches, five behind Elche, who won 3-1 at home to Guadalajara. …

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