Our boys in mini-blaugrana, Barça Atlètic, earned promotion to the Segunda, just one step behind the big boys, by beating Sant Andreu 1-0 on aggregate over a two-legged promotion playoff, with the second leg taking place yesterday (Sunday, June 20). Congratulations on promotion, wee laddies!
Atlètic finished 2nd behind Sant Andreu in their Segunda B regular season division with a record of 22W-10D-6L (65GF, 35GA), but were able to beat Poli Ejido (4-4 on aggregate, away goals rule applied) and Real Jaén (3-0 on aggregate) before taking on Sant Andreu. Unfortunately, their match last week ended 1-0 thanks to a late dive by Nolito that earned FCB Atlètic a penalty that was subsequently converted by Jonathan Soriano. Bah.
Still, they fought hard and were able to do the business and earn promotion along with Alcorcón and Ponferradina. Yes, that Alcorcón is now a member of Segunda A. That’s what they get for being a powerhouse in the Copa del Rey, huh? Anyway, it’ll be interesting for Real Betis to visit the Miniestadi instead of the Camp Nou, won’t it?