Chelsea loan star Ulises Davila helped create history yesterday as his last minute equaliser was enough for Cordoba to win promotion to Spain’s top flight La Liga.
Following a 0-0 draw between Cordoba and Las Palmas in Cordoba in the first leg, La Liga’s final spot ahead of next season was to be decided in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.
Following a scoreless first half, the hosts Las Palmas took the lead in the 48th minute through the experienced striker Apoño.
With the scoreline still 1-0 and only a handful minutes on the clock remaining, a chaotic finale ensured as a number of Las Palmas fans entered running track around the ground, ready to approach the pitch in celebration.
After a brief halt to the game, play continued, only for a dramatic twist seconds before the full-time whistle.
Following a 95th minute punt deep into Las Palmas territory, the ball broke to Chelsea loanee Ulises Davila who had the simplest task of smashing the ball home from two yards out, sparking wild scenes from the small travelling support.
The 23-year-old’s late goal meant it was Cordoba who grabbed that last promotion spot, winning on away goals and taking their place in La Liga for the first time in 42 years.
Following Ulises Davilas’s heroics, he is now expected to return to The Blues and discuss his future with boss Jose Mourinho.
The Mexican U23 international joined the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2011, though he has spent the past three seasons out on loan and is therefore yet to make an official appearance for the club.