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MATCHDAY 35: RACE INTO THE PLAYOFFS

24 Apr 2019
The six clubs at the top won and already have a small advantage in this last stretch of season. There was also drama at the bottom with CD Lugo entering the relegation zone.

The battle for the second position continued and the clubs trying to enter into the playoff made a little and at the same time important step forward, because the distance between the sixth and the seventh place is now of four points. It’s short, but it cannot be despised with only seven matchdays remaining.

Leaders CA Osasuna suffered, but added a new victory in their visit to Elche CF (1-2). Los Rojillos have a six-point advantage at the top and could be celebrating the promotion in May.  Meanwhile, the battle for the second position remains on. Albacete Balompié defeated UD Las Palmas in a crazy game that had three goals within the first ten minutes (4-2), while Granada CF overcame CD Lugo on the road (1-2).

Cádiz CF remain fourth as a late goal from Machís rescued the victory against CD Numancia (2-1). RCD Mallorca didn’t have too many problems as they beat Rayo Majadahonda (2-0), then Víctor Sánchez Del Amo had a big debut with Málaga CF as the Andalusians demolished AD Alcorcón at Santo Domingo (1-4).

If the first six places won their games, then the chasers failed. Deportivo continued with its drama and lost again, this time hosting Extremadura UD (1-2), then Sporting Gijón didn’t pass from the goalless draw visiting Gimnástic Tarragona, while Real Oviedo wasted two advantages, including a 2-0 at minute 9, to end drawing with Córdoba CF (3-3).

The result cost the job to Juan Antonio Anquela, the first of two coaches fired this weekend. The new boss for the Asturian club will be Sergio Egea. Finally, UD Almeria re-entered the race for the playoff with a 1-3 win at CD Tenerife.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Osasuna 70 50 33
2 Albacete 64 48 28
3 Granada 64 42 23
4 Cádiz 59 49 30
5 Mallorca 58 47 32
6 Málaga 58 38 27
7 Deportivo 54 43 29
8 Sporting 53 37 29

The news in relegation is that CD Lugo is in the pit for the first time on the season due the combination of their defeat and the victory of Extremadura UD at the Riazor. The situation has cost the job to coach Monteagudo and the new boss is Eloy Jiménez.  Real Zaragoza breath fresh air as the three points added against FC Reus allows them to be four points above demotion.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
17 Numancia 40 39 46
18 Extremadura 39 39 44
19 Lugo 37 36 44
20 Nástic 28 20 51
21 Córdoba 27 41 67
22 Reus 0 16 41

MATCHDAY 36: WAR AT THE TOP
There are direct confrontations among the aspirants to promotion, more in concrete three: Málaga CF are hosting RCD Mallorca, leaders CA Osasuna host Albacete Balompié, while Real Oviedo visit UD Almeria. Deportivo will try to end its nightmare in the visit to CD Numancia.

AD Alcorcón will add the three points of the game with FC Reus, the matchday will be completed with other six games: Extremadura UD Vs. CD Tenerife; Rayo Majadahonda Vs. Cádiz CF; Sporting Gijón Vs. Elche CF; Granada CF Vs. Gimnástic Tarragona; UD Las Palmas VS. CD Lugo & Córdoba CF Vs. Real Zaragoza.

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