Second division - day 26
Although there is still a long way to go, the promotion spots already appear to be tied up. Leaders Valladolid were held to a last minute 1-1 draw by Xerez, but they are still thirteen points clear of fourth spot. And Real Murcia moved back above Almería to second place after a 3-1 win over Hércules, Iván Alonso getting two of the goals. Meanwhile one of the chasing sides Ciudad Murcia were beaten 1-0 by Ponferradina, who are now only one point away from safety.
Bottom club Vecindario beat Albacete 1-0 to record a much needed victory, but they are still six points behind Lorca, who were beaten 1-3 by Poli Ejido. Víctor Salas got all three goals for the visitors. Las Palmas are only one point away from the relegation spots after losing 2-1 at Elche earlier in the day, and Málaga are still not clear of danger after they could only draw 1-1 with Sporting Gijón. (25.02.07)
Almería moved up level with Murcia pending their game on Sunday after coming from behind to beat Castellón on Saturday evening. Acasiete had put through his own net early on, but late strikes from Crusat and Francisco turned the scoreline around. Cádiz move up to fourth after beating Salamanca 2-0, Pablo Hernández opening the scoring and then setting up Pavoni for a second in the first quarter of an hour. The Andalusians overtake Numancia, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Castilla. And Alavés moved up to seventh after beating Tenerife 1-2, De Lucas getting the winner after Angel had cancelled out Aloisi's earlier goal. (24.02.07)