Second division, day 34
Leaders Celta bounced back after their surprise defeat the week before with a 0-1 victory against promotion rivals Elche. The only goal came in the first minute when Vryzas headed home a cross from Angel, but after that it took a first class performance from keeper Pinto to maintain their lead. Fernando Vázquez's side moved six points clear after second placed Cádiz could only draw 0-0 at Poli Ejido, a result which at least takes them a point clear of Alavés. Recreativo missed out on a chance to move up to the top three though after losing 2-0 to Tenerife, Jesús Vázquez and Keko getting the goals in the first half.
A disappointing result for Valladolid as well, their 0-2 defeat at the hands of Real Murcia leaving them ten points adrift of the top three. Both goals came in a three minute period in the second half following free kicks, Acciari and Iván Alonso getting their names on the scorecard. Sporting Gijón are only a point behind Marcos Alonso's side after a 0-2 win at Ciudad Murcia, a result which leaves the locals back in the relegation places. Xerez gave up any hope of reaching the promotion spots though after they could only draw 0-0 against Lleida.
Bottom club Pontevedra kept their slim hopes of survival alive after beating Nàstic 3-1, a win which takes them a point above Córdoba and within six of safety. Málaga B are out of the bottom four though after they beat relegation rivals Salamanca 1-2, leaving Goikoetxea's side just a point away from the drop. Terrassa thought they too were heading up the table out of the danger zone after they were leading Almería going in to the final straight, but an injury time strike from Rebosio made it 1-1 in the end. (24.04.05)
Alavés moved ahead of their Basque neighbours Eibar up to third in the table after coming from a goal down to beat them 1-2. David Silva had headed the locals into the lead early on, but Bodipo equalised before the break and Nené got the winner late in the second half. There was only one other match on Saturday evening, Racing Ferrol making it four victories in a row after winning 1-2 at Córdoba, a result which leaves the Andalusians further down in the drop zone. (23.04.05)