Second division - day 25
Valladolid came back from two down to beat Poli Ejido 2-3 and extend their lead at the top of the table. Arano and Ortíz had put the locals ahead at the break, but Alvaro Rubio pulled one back, and Víctor added two more, including a last minute penalty, to give his side the three points. Later in the evening Real Murcia consolidated second spot with a 0-1 victory at Castellón, Antoñito getting the only goal a quarter of an hour from the end. And Numancia moved up to fourth after beating Málaga 2-0, Fukuda opening the scoring and Moreno wrapping things up in the last minute.
Salamanca finally got their first win in 2007, an early strike from Arpón giving them a 1-0 victory over Xerez. Alavés kept their slim hopes of promotion alive though with a 5-1 win over bottom club Vecindario, with four goals coming in the last half hour. Elsewhere Sporting Gijón and Elche drew 0-0, and there was a goal-less draw as well between Las Palmas and Ponferradina, a result which just kept the Canary Islanders out of the relegation spots. (18.02.07)
It has been carnival week in Spain, and there was a festival atmosphere as fourth placed Cádiz took on third placed Almería. And in the end honours were shared in an exciting 2-2 draw, Ortíz twice levelling the scores after Buades and then Pablo Hernández had put the locals ahead. Ciudad Murcia moved up level with Cádiz on points after beating neighbours Lorca 2-1, Goitom scoring twice before Maikel got one back for the visitors. Hércules are just three points behind them both though after recovering from a goal down to beat Tenerife 3-1, Piti and Moisés getting two in the last five minutes to secure the victory, and Albacete's come back continued with a 1-0 win over Castilla, Biagini heading the only goal six minutes from the end. (17.02.07)