While Leeds survived this past season, and despite the awful run of form that plagued the team during the final half of the season, their partner club in Spain, Cultural Leonesa, did not fare as well.
Cultural were relegated on the last day of the season, as they lost to Numancia 2-1, leaving them on 48 points, and with the two teams that started the day below them in the table picking up results, it meant that while Cultural finished level on points with Almería, who drew with Lugo, they would go down on goal difference.
The above tweet says, basically, that Leonesa’s run in this competition, the Segunda Division, ended in the worst possible way today.
Cultural was a feel-good story going into the season, as they hadn’t been in the second division since the 1974-75 season and they have only spent one season, 1955-56, in La Liga.
However, despite investment from Qatar’s Aspire Academy and a few loaner players from Leeds, Leonesa was unable to avoid the drop, finishing the season in 19th place.
Just sadness and tears. Awful end to this story, but I'm sure that we will be back sooner than later.— Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa English (@CyDLeonesa_en) June 2, 2018
Good luck to Cultural, here’s hoping they bounce back.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Episode 24 of the Mighty Whites Podcast is now available. [Through It All Together]
Bielsa’s people confirmed that yes, the legendary manager is indeed talking about coming to Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
World Football Links
A look at Marcelo Bielsa’s time in Mexico with Atlas and Club América. [These Football Times]
A look at the week that was in news about Club Tijuana in Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]