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Real Oviedo Players Made To Believe They'd Reached Playoffs Before Realising They Hadn't

Ryan Sidle

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Real Oviedo Players Made To Believe They'd Reached Playoffs Before Realising They Hadn't

Real Oviedo players were left devastated as their play off celebrations were cut short when they realised they hadn't actually finished sixth in La Liga 2.

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Oviedo had the chance to finish in the top six on the final day of Spain's second tier, which would have meant a possibility to return to La Liga for the first time since 2001.

Jose Angel Ziganda's team needed to beat Ibiza on the last day of the season and hope that one of their rivals, Girona or Las Palmas, lost their fixture,

Oviedo did their bit, winning 3-2 against Ibiza but it required a 95th minute penalty from Borja Baston to ensure that they held up their side of the challenge.

Las Palmas beat Sporting Gijon, meaning Oviedo needed Girona to lose, and with them drawing 0-0 with Burgos it was still possible late on.

That's when the news filtered down to the players at the Carlos Tartiere Stadium that Burgos had scored late on, scenes as fans and players celebrated, only to find out that wasn't the case.

You'd have thought that in the modern era it would be far more difficult for the information to go wrong, especially as most of the crowd must have had smart phones.

The highlight, or lowlight depending on your position, is definitely the player looking at the phone with absolute and utter confusion.

Should just stick to having a radio attached to the side of your face for the entire game, they'd never lie to you and have you believing your team were in the playoffs.

That would have given them the title and a large section of the crowd began celebrating, only to be told they hadn't won the league.

Instead of Oviedo getting into the playoffs, it will be Tenerife vs Las Palmas and Girona vs Eibar in the semi finals, over two legs as in England.

Almeria and Real Valladolid, the side owned by Ronaldo, who have gone up to the top tier automatically, with Valladolid's place secured thanks to Eibar's loss.

Ronaldo being back in La Liga is definitely something we can get behind.

Featured Image Credit: La Liga

Topics: La Liga, Spain

Ryan Sidle
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