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Diego Maradona and Dorados lose Ascenso MX final, fail to clinch promotion

Atletico San Luis v Dorados de Sinaloa - Final Torneo Clausura 2019 Ascenso MX Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images

It took a narrow 1-0 win in the Second Leg, but Atletico San Luis earned their chance at promotion to Liga MX by defeating Diego Maradona and his Dorados side in the 2019 Ascenso MX Clausura Final.

Maradona watched as a mistake from his trusted goalkeeper, Gaspar Servio, paved the way for Unai Bilbao to score in extra time and seal the win for the Potosinos.

Previously, Atletico San Luis had also won the 2018 Ascenso MX Apertura Final against this same Dorados team.

In theory, Atletico San Luis will go on to replace Veracruz in Mexico top tier after the Tiburones Rojos had arguably the worst Liga MX season in history.

Atletico San Luis, who has been under the majority ownership of Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for almost two years now, will be giving the city of San Luis its return to Mexico’s top flight for the first time since 2013 when Atletico San Luis was rebranded and moved to the city of Chiapas.