Second division - day 34
With eight games to go leaders Numancia are 14 points clear of fourth spot, although they suffered a setback this weekend after losing 0-1 to Cádiz. Dani got the only goal late on directly from a corner kick to give caretaker coach Raúl Procopio his second win in a row. Second placed Málaga inched closer to promotion after drawing 0-0 in a rain soaked game at Racing Ferrol, and Sporting Gijón consolidated third spot with a convincing 4-1 victory over Sevilla Atlético, with two from Kike Mateo and two more from Jorge and Bilic. They are now two points clear of fourth placed Real Sociedad, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Gimnàstic.
Nàstic drop to second to bottom though after the two sides below them both won. Albacete were three up by half time against Granada 74, although in the end they just scraped through 3-2. And Xerez beat Tenerife 2-1, Antoñito getting the winner in injury time. Earlier in the day Salamanca won 0-3 at Elche to deal a blow to their promotion hopes, Quique Martín getting two for the visitors before the break. David Vidal's side drop a place to sixth, Castellón moving ahead of them on goal difference after a 1-2 victory at Eibar later in the evening. (20.04.08)
Only three games in the second division on Saturday evening. Celta kept their slim hopes of promotion alive with a 1-0 win over Hércules, Okkas getting the only goal of the game following Jorge's free kick on the quarter hour mark to move to within five points of the top three. Bottom club Poli Ejido beat Córdoba 1-0 thanks to an injury time Toedtli penalty to climb up to within four points of their opponents in the table. Córdoba could be in the relegation spots themselves by the end of the weekend if results go against them on Sunday, and Alavés are only a point above them after they lost 2-1 to Las Palmas. Sergio Suárez got both goals for the Canary Islanders before the break, with Sergio replying for the visitors after the restart. (19.04.08)