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MATCHDAY 28: LIFE STILL THE SAME

13 Mar 2012
Deportivo and Celta are still winning, while the chasers are starting to lose impulse. Las Palmas join the race for promotion. At the bottom exciting matchday that left a couple of shockers, plus one important change at the standings.

Important victory for Deportivo visiting CD Guadalajara; the Galicians achieved a suffered 2-1 win and still leading Liga Adelante 2011/12. Oltra’s team still living a solid moment and clinched its eleven victory within the last twelve matches. Meanwhile, RC Celta destroyed playoff aspirant CD Numancia with a demolishing 5-0 scoresheet at Balaídos. The team from Vigo has now chained seven straight victories in the competition and remains as the only undefeated Segunda outfit in 2012.

The major part of the chasers are starting to lose stamina; UD Almeria could only add a tasteless 2-2 draw at home before RC Recreativo; the Andalusians chain now three straight matches without adding the three points. Hércules CF is also fading away after suffering its third defeat within the last five matchdays, a 0-1 loss before playoff aspirant AD Alcorcón.

Real Valladolid CF was the big winner of the weekend as it seized the losses of the direct rivals clinching a huge 2-1 visiting Elche CF, with the winning goal scored three minutes before the final whistle. Córdoba CF also advanced with its 3-1 win over SD Huesca. The results open a gap of 14 points between the first and the seventh place, while the difference with the third spot still of nine points.

Depor and Celta are pleasantly leading the charts, but things are tighter at the next positions, because the difference between third place Real Valladolid and seventh place Elche CF is just of five points. Meanwhile, UD Las Palmas joined the race for the playoffs with a vital 2-1 win visiting Real Murcia; the Canarians are now eight points behind the playoffs spots.

The situation at the top of the standings:  

place

team

points

GF

GA

1

Deportivo

60

47

29

2

Celta

58

54

24

3

Valladolid

51

42

25

4

Almeria

49

48

33

5

Cordoba

49

32

24

6

Hércules

46

30

24

7

Elche

44

43

30

8

Alcorcón

40

36

28

9

Numancia

40

35

32

10

Las Palmas

37

37

37

More exciting was the matchday for the bottom clubs, and it’s that there were a couple of shockers; starting with the 5-3 win of Girona CF over Xérez CD, the match with more goals on this Segunda season, the Catalans still in relegation, but are now only four points behind the safety. Another important result was the 2-2 draw of CD Alcoyano at home before FC Cartagena.

The Valencians were losing 0-2 at minute 70, but managed to grab a point that put them outside of relegation. Villarreal B also clinched an important result with a 1-0 victory visiting Gimnástic Tarragona, a stab to the last place at the standings. SD Huesca reentered into the relegation zone after its loss visiting Córdoba CF.

The fight for survival still stared by five clubs, though CD Guadalajara and Villarreal B can’t give anything for granted as both are only five points above the pit. Xérez CD should also be worried as they are just six points over the drama.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:  

place

team

points

GF

GA

17

Guadalajara

32

30

46

18

Alcoyano

27

30

45

19

Huesca

26

30

44

20

Cartagena

24

18

38

21

Girona

23

32

45

22

Gimnástic

18

19

37

MATCHDAY 29: WAITING FOR COMBINATIONS
Deportivo has a favourable matchday that could mean to extend even more the difference with its chasers; first to all Oltra’s team hosts CD Alcoyano, a rival trying to survive and that has only won twice in 2012, then RC Celta has a complicate visit to UD Las Palmas, side that now aspires to the promotion playoffs after clinching four straight wins at Estadio de Gran Canaria.

Besides, there’s a direct meeting between third place Real Valladolid and fourth spot UD Almeria; seventh place Elche CF visits eighth spot CD Numancia. The other two teams in promotion face relegation-troubled outfits; fifth place Córdoba CF visits Villarreal B, while sixth spot Hércules CF hosts CD Guadalajara.

At the bottom of the standings the last four places are playing among them; first to all there’s a final as 19th place SD Huesca hosts 21st spot Girona CF; the winner of that match will get a boost that will increase its survival options. In the other game 20th place FC Cartagena entertains last place Gimnástic de Tarragona.

It’s a good chance to escape for the other clubs trying to avoid the pit, but the point is that all of them face teams at the top, so it will be hard to extend the gap with the last places. 18th place CD Alcoyano has the worst possible scenario as it visits leaders Deportivo, 17th spot CD Guadalajara travels to Hercules CF, and 16th place Villarreal B hosts Córdoba CF.

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