Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion

The match to decide who joined Spain's top flight culminated in supporters interrupting the closing stages and a last-gasp goal that sent Cordoba up in dramatic fashion
The La Liga play-off between Las Palmas and Cordoba descended into farce when home fans invaded the pitch and indirectly cost their side promotion to the top flight.

The match entered the final stages with Las Palmas leading 1-0 and on the verge of promotion. As injury-time beckoned, the home supporters ran onto the field of play, forcing the referee to halt the match for 10 minutes while stewards and police ushered people back into the stands.

When the match restarted with just 30 seconds of scheduled time remaining, Cordoba's Ulises Davila found the net to level the match at 1-1 and send his side, not Las Palmas, to La Liga on away goals.

The pitch was promptly invaded once again by Las Palmas fans, and fights broke out between rival supporters in the stands.

Eventually, one hour after they had sealed promotion, Cordoba players were able to return to the field to celebrate their success, returning to the top flight for the first time since 1971-72, as armed police kept the Las Palmas fans at bay.