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Villarreal return to Primera Division

June 8, 2013

Villarreal have returned to Spain's top flight at the first time of asking after they beat Almeria 1-0 on the final day of the season.

Marcelino Garcia Toral
GettyImagesMarcelino Garcia Toral, former of Sevilla, is now in charge of Villarreal

Jonathan Pereira struck ten minutes into the second half to set up the win which sees Villarreal secure promotion to the Primera Division after just one season in the Segunda Division.

The result ensured the Yellow Submarine finished the campaign in second place, behind champions Elche.

As for Almeria, they could yet join them as they go into a four-team play-off for the third promotion place.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.