Second division, day 29
Cádiz beat leaders Celta 0-2 on Sunday lunchtime to end their run of four games without a win and consolidate their third position in the table. De Quintana got the first on the hour mark and Manolo Pérez the second at the end from the penalty spot after keeper Pinto was sent off, ending Celta's own run of seven wins on the trot. An extraordinary result in the other game which kicked off at mid-day, Xerez losing 3-5 to Ciudad Murcia after both sides converted two penalties. The visitors raced into a three goal lead but a Mena hat-trick levelled the scores before Joao Paulo scored twice late on. Xerez drop to ninth, just a place above Sporting Gijón who beat Poli Ejido later in the day.
Just when they thought they were safe, Real Murcia find themselves back in the bottom four after losing 0-1 at home to Málaga B. The two sides started the day level on points. Terrassa climb out of the relegation zone after beating bottom club Pontevedra 1-0, but Almería were unable to do so after drawing 2-2 at home to Elche. Nino scored twice for the visitors to take them back up to fourth in the table. Finally Córdoba seemed to be heading for a vital win at Nàstic in their battle to survive, but a last minute goal from the Catalans made it 1-1 in the end. (20.03.05)
Second placed Eibar failed to capitalise on their early start when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Tenerife. Visiting keeper Alvaro Iglesias kept out the Basque forwards, and their challenge ended when Cifuentes was sent off near the end. Alavés closed back up to within a point of the top three after beating Racing Ferrol 2-1. Rubén Navarro and Epitié got the goals to give Piterman's side their second win in a row. Recreativo are level on points with Alavés after they drew 0-0 with Salamanca, but Valladolid drop further behind after they were beaten 2-0 by Lleida, a defeat which could signal the end for coach Sergio Kresic. (19.03.05)