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MATCHDAY 15: BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH

13 Nov 2019
With the end of the first round around the corner, the league seems to be a matter of Cádiz CF and a lot of teams trying to lie close to the playoff zone. Racing changed the coach and Depor remain at the bottom.

A late goal from Rayo Vallecano prevented a new win for Cádiz CF (1-1), but the Andalusians remain comfortably living at the top. They have a nine-point lead over the second place, so the league seems to be a battle between the rest in which anyone has an opportunity in order to reach the playoffs.

And it’s that the distance between relegation and the sixth place is also nine points, so a team like CD Lugo, that was in relegation shortly ago, is now only four points under the playoff zone after clinching back-to-back wins.

There were two big winners in this matchday among the teams at the promotion zone. SD Huesca dispatched Real Oviedo (3-1) and are now the runners-up, their best position on this season. The other big winner was CD Numancia, their surprised in the visit to Sporting Gijón (0-1) and it’s their third straight win, they are fifth now.

Almeria UD are third now, they haven’t lost within the last six games, but five of those results were draws. Guti debuted at the bench and couldn’t prevent a new tie, this time hosting Real Zaragoza (1-1). Meanwhile, Fuenlabrada didn’t pass from a goalless draw at Málaga CF.

Girona FC are now seventh after chaining two straight victories, in this matchday they defeated CD Tenerife at home (1-0). SD Ponferradina is another club that has spent six games without losing, they drew in the visit to Racing Santander (2-2) and are eighth at the standings. They are tied in points with Albacete Balompié, side that lost for the second time in a row, in this opportunity hosting CD Lugo (0-1). UD Las Palmas and AD Alcorcón drew 1-1 and are waiting to get a positive streak in order to enter into the promotion places.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Cádiz 35 24 12
2 Huesca 26 17 10
3 Almería 25 22 14
4 Fuenlabrada 25 19 14
5 Numancia 24 17 12
6 Zaragoza 23 21 17
7 Girona 23 19 17
8 Ponferradina 22 22 17

Deportivo remain as the bottom club in the league, they lost with Elche CF at the Riazor (1-3) and extended their negative streak to fourteen games without winning. Racing Santander are only two points above, Ivan Ania was fired on Sunday and the new coach is ex-Depor Cristóbal Parralo. Extremadura UD is also in the drop zone after suffering a fourth straight loss, this time visiting CD Mirandés (2-0).

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
18 Tenerife 14 17 20
19 Oviedo 14 19 24
20 Extremadura 13 14 22
21 Racing 12 16 20
22 Deportivo 10 14 27

MATCHDAY 16: BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL
Deportivo visit Extremadura UD, another club in crisis in what promises to be one of the first battles in order to survive at Segunda. Meanwhile, leaders Cádiz CF visit a CD Tenerife that have spent seven games without winning. The most attractive game is the visit of runners-up SD Huesca to fourth place Fuenlabrada CF.

The matchday is completed with other eight games: Elche CF Vs. UD Almeria; CD Numancia Vs. Rayo Vallecano; Real Zaragoza Vs. Albacete Balompié; SD Ponferradina Vs. Girona FC; AD Alcorcón Vs. Málaga CF; Real Oviedo Vs. Sporting Gijón; CD Lugo Vs. Racing Santander & CD Mirandés Vs. UD Las Palmas.

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