Second division, day 30
Murcia and Albacete both moved a little closer to promotion with single goal victories in their respective games. Murcia beat Elche 1-0 on Saturday night thanks to an early Tito strike, and Albacete won 0-1 at Poli Ejido, the second division's top scorer Jesús Perera getting the only goal seven minutes from the end. David Vidal's side stay two points above their rivals, themselves now four points clear of Levante, who were held to a 0-0 draw at home by fifth placed Xerez.
Zaragoza missed out on the chance to move back into the top three when they were beaten 1-2 by Las Palmas on Sunday lunchtime. The visitors surprised them with goals by Tomás and Rubén, and although Kolmjenovic pulled one back they still lost. It was a good day for the Canary Islanders sides, with Tenerife beating Numancia 2-0 later in the day with two goals from the delightfully named Kiko Ratón. tenerife and Las Palmas occupy sixth and seventh spots respectively.
Three matches ended in 1-1 draws, starting with the game between Getafe and Almería which kicked off on Sunday morning. Salamanca and Leganés drew by the same result later on, as did Córdoba and Sporting Gijon. All six are in a group of eleven sides only separated by five points, ranging from ninth placed Sporting to nineteenth placed Almería.
Oviedo are looking more and more like candidates for relegation, and they did themselves no favours losing 1-2 to Eibar, who have now won their last three games. The Asturians drop back to bottom spot after Racing Ferrol beat Badajoz 2-0, their first win in eighteen games. Compostela climbed away from the drop zone with a late 2-1 win over nine man Terrassa, and if they can solve their financial problems they may well yet survive. (06.04.03)