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30 Apr 2019
Only four locals were able to win during this matchday, CA Osasuna are closer to promotion, while CD Lugo suffered a severe defeat at the bottom.

It was a good matchday for the visiting teams with six of the ten visitors been able to add points. There are some tendencies that seem definitive, like the climbing of CA Osasuna. The Navarrans chained a third straight victory surpassing direct rival Albacete Balompié and now they have a nine-point gap with the third place, with six games remaining they could be celebrating the promotion in two weeks.

Granada CF took advantage of this result and reached the second place after a 2-0 win over Gimnástic Tarragona. Meanwhile, RCD Mallorca clinched a huge win visiting Málaga CF (0-1) and now they are fourth, their best position so far.

Cádiz CF could only add a point visiting Rayo Majadahonda and it meant good news for the comebacks of both Deportivo and Real Oviedo. The Galicians returned to winning ways visiting CD Numancia (1-2) and are now only one point below the promotion zone, while the Asturians beat UD Almeria (0-1) and are two points away from the sixth place.

The side searching for the playoff zone that didn’t have a good day was Sporting Gijón as they could only add a point hosting Elche CF (1-1). AD Alcorcón added the points from the meeting with FC Reus, but they remain far from the playoff zone (eight points).

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Osasuna 73 52 33
2 Granada 67 44 23
3 Albacete 64 48 30
4 Mallorca 61 48 32
5 Cádiz 60 50 31
6 Málaga 58 38 28
7 Deportivo 57 45 30
8 Oviedo 56 41 38

Extremadura UD continued with its progression and this time they defeated CD Tenerife (1-0), it’s their fourth straight victory and now they are five points above the pit. Similar situation than Real Zaragoza, Los Maños defeated an almost condemned Córdoba CF (0-3).

Meanwhile, the defeats of CD Numancia and CD Tenerife left them only three points above the relegation zone. CD Lugo suffered a huge 4-1 loss at UD Las Palmas in the debut of Eloy Jiménez. The Galicians are spending a second straight matchday in the drop zone.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
17 Numancia 40 40 48
18 Tenerife 40 34 43
19 Lugo 37 37 48
20 Nástic 28 20 53
21 Córdoba 27 41 70
22 Reus 0 16 42

Interesting matchday with three confrontations between sides searching for the promotion. Fourth place RCD Mallorca are hosting Sporting Gijón runners-up Granada CF visit Real Oviedo and fifth place Cádiz CF entertain sixth spot Málaga CF.

Leaders CA Osasuna visit AD Alcorcón, while Deportivo face a tricky game at La Romareda against Real Zaragoza. Córdoba CF will add the point from the game against FC Reus. The matchday is completed with other five games: Gimnástic Tarragona V. Extremadura UD; CD Tenerife Vs. U Las Palmas; CD Lugo Vs. UD Almería; Albacete Balompié Vs. CD Numancia & Elche CF Vs. Rayo Majadahonda.



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