Granada boss handed four-match ban

MADRID - The coach of newly promoted Granada will have to watch the first four La Liga matches from the stands after being sent off in the second division play-off final, the Spanish football federation said in a statement.

Fabriciano Gonzalez Penelas, 'Fabri', was dismissed in the 88th minute of Saturday's second leg for protesting a decision by one of the referee's assistants, leaving his technical area, grabbing him with both arms and entering the field of play.

Granada drew 1-1 away to Elche on Saturday to win the play-off final on the away goals rule after having drawn the first leg 0-0.

The Andalucian club return to the top-flight after a 35-year absence having won consecutive promotions from the Spanish third tier and the second divisions.

They went up with Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano.


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