Girona promoted to La Liga for 1st time in 87-year history

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MADRID — Girona will play in Spain’s first division next season for the first time in the 87-year history of the club after earning promotion on Sunday.

A 0-0 draw with Zaragoza was good enough for the Catalan club to secure the point it needed to finish second in the second division with one round to go.

It will join the already promoted Levante, the second-division winner, next season.

Also on Sunday, Getafe, Cadiz and Tenerife earned spots in the playoff for the third and final team that will be promoted.

Osasuna, Granada and Sporting Gijon were all relegated from the first division this season, which ended two weeks ago.

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