Deportivo La Coruna qualified for the Segunda Division play-off final with a 5-2 aggregate defeat of Malaga thanks to Saturday’s 1-0 win at La Rosaleda.
Carlos Fernandez scored twice as Deportivo came from behind in the first leg to establish a dominant position in the tie.
And, despite Malaga recording 25 shots in the return match, Jose Luis Marti’s side held firm to secure a spot in the final.
Malaga had their chances, with winger Javi Ontiveros – the scorer of a delightful goal in Galicia – twice denied by the woodwork in a frantic first half, but goalkeeper Dani Gimenez remained unbeaten.
His opposite number Munir Mohamedi handed Depor victory in the second leg by allowing a speculative Alex Bergantinos drive slip out of his grasp in the 82nd minute, though a comeback already looked beyond Malaga.
Depor will face either Real Mallorca or Albacete for a place in LaLiga next season, with the former holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg at Son Moix.
— RC Deportivo (@RCDeportivo) June 15, 2019
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