Primera Division: Eibar beat Cordoba 3-0 but still go down
Last Updated: 23/05/15 8:52pm
Eibar saw their first ever season in the Primera Division come to an agonising end as they were relegated despite easing to a 3-0 win over Cordoba.
Mikel Arruabarrena, Raul Navas and Ander Capa all scored in a rampant first half for Gaizka Garitano's side, but their Primera Division dream was ended as Diogo Salomao's late equaliser at the Nou Camp forced a 2-2 draw between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona.
The Galicians stay in the top-flight thanks to their superior head-to-head record over Eibar, while Granada also stay up thanks to their goalless draw with Atletico Madrid.
Before this match Eibar had managed just one win in the second half of the season, but they wasted no time in taking the lead as captain Arruabarrena powered in a header from close range following Capa's cross.
They scored again just five minutes later as Navas rose highest to head in from a corner.
Saul Berjon came close to scoring the third after taking on a Cordoba defender but his chipped effort sailed just over the bar so it was left to Capa to score next, smashing the ball past goalkeeper Mikel Saizar from the edge of the area.
Cordoba, who finish the season with a miserable 20 points and just three wins - the same number of managers that have taken charge of the team this term - finally woke up towards the end of the first half, and Luso and Deivid both came close to getting a goal back.
Eibar could not maintain the same intensity in attack in the second half, although Capa would have scored a fourth had Saizar not produced a fine save.
News of Salomao's equaliser began to filter through to Ipurua in the final few minutes of the game, stopping the joyous atmosphere inside the stadium, and Eibar were powerless to prevent their return to the Segunda Division A.