Second division, day 32
Three more games were brought forward to Sunday lunchtime, including the fixture between Poli Ejido and leaders Celta which the Galicians won 0-3 to extend the gap at the top to five points. Fernando Vázquez's side never looked back after Jesús Perera and Jandro gave them an early lead, and Canobbio wrapped things up right at the end. A good win for Eibar as well, the Basque side holding on to third spot after beating Terrassa 2-3. The Catalans put up a good fight though and equalised twice before Garitano struck the winner. And there was an away win too for Recreativo, their 0-1 victory at Elche taking them clear of their opponents and up to fourth spot in the table.
Alavés are back in the running though after winning 0-1 at Xerez later in the evening. Sarriegi's late goal takes them up to fifth, level on points with Recreativo and three behind Eibar. Valladolid kept their hopes of promotion alive with a 2-0 win over Sporting Gijón, and they are now sixth, four points behind the Vitoria based side. Down near the bottom of the table, Almería's new manager Paco Flores got off to a good start with a 0-1 win at relegation rivals Ciudad Murcia, a result which takes them out of the bottom four, and Pontevedra thrashed Lleida 5-0 after the Catalans had two players sent off. (10.04.05)
With nobody wanting to miss the big match tomorrow, four games were brought forward to Saturday night. Cádiz kicked off the evening with a 1-1 draw at Málaga B, a result which ensures they stay in second place by the end of the weekend. Fleurquín put them ahead early on, but Abel equalised early in the second half. There was only one victory, Racing Ferrol beating Salamanca 0-2 to move away from the danger zone. Tenerife and Nàstic drew 0-0, the fifteenth time that the Canary Islanders have share the points this season. And relegation candidates Córdoba and Real Murcia drew 1-1, a result which leaves both of them a step closer to the second division B. (09.04.05)