Second division - day 35
Sporting Gijón ended the weekend back in the promotion spots, a 0-1 victory at Cádiz taking them back above Real Sociedad. The locals were left with ten men when Miguel García was sent off early in the second half, and Diego Castro took advantage to score the only goal soon afterwards. Castellón are only five points behind the Asturians in fifth spot after a 1-0 win over bottom club Poli Ejido, López Garay scoring the winner midway through the second half.
Elche drop further down the table though after they lost 2-0 to Alavés earlier in the day, on loan Deportivo striker Adrián getting both goals for the Vitoria based side before the break. Alavés's win keeps them three points above the drop zone, where Albacete and Xerez both picked up a point in 2-2 draws at Tenerife and Salamanca respectively. (27.04.08)
Real Sociedad moved back up to the promotion spots pending Sunday's games after a 0-2 victory at second placed Málaga. Labaka headed the first with a quarter of an hour gone, and Uranga made it two with a free kick near the end. Real move to within six points of their opponents, who themselves are now seven behind leaders Numancia after the Soria based side drew 1-1 at Granada 74. Fragoso appeared to have set up a first win for new coach Marcos Alonso, but Jaio equalised for the visitors in injury time. Celta seem to be out of the promotion race though after they lost 2-1 to Gimnástic. Antonio Nuñez put the Galicians ahead with a quarter of an hour to go, but a Mairata header and a Miku shot from an impossibly wide angle gave the Catalans their first win in eight games.
Nàstic move out of the bottom four to the detriment of Córdoba, who were beaten 0-1 by Las Palmas. The Andalusians had no reply to Marcos Márquez's second minute strike, and they could now face a ground closure after a linesman was hit by an object thrown from the crowd. Racing Ferrol find themselves back in the fight to avoid the drop as well after they lost 2-1 to Sevilla Atlético. Armentos scored two for the youngsters before the break, with Alvaro Antón getting one back for the Galicians late on. Hércules moved well clear of the danger zone though with a convincing 5-1 win over Eibar. Rubén Navarro and Sendoa put Goikoetxea's side two up before Biel Medina headed one back, and Sergio Fernández, Mariño (with a penalty) and Ion Vélez completed the rout after the restart. (26.04.08)