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MATCHDAY 32: THE KING OF THE DRAWS

01 Apr 2014
The highest number of draws on the season and the third worst mark of goals scored; it’s the combination witnessed during the weekend. Las Palmas makes a step forward in the quest for the first two places.

Only 19 goals were scored in matchday 32; the third lowest number on the season after matchday 27 (16) and matchday 09 (18). But the main thing witnessed during the weekend was that seven of the eleven matches at Segunda División were draws, which means the highest number on the campaign. Curiously three of the four winners are teams trying to achieve the permanence.

The only team fighting for the promotion that added the three points was UD Las Palmas, and it was a big and controversial win over direct rival Sporting Gijón (2-1). Everything was level until a very doubtful and late penalty transformed by Momo. Now the Canarians are just three points below the direct promotion seats as this was their fourth straight victory.

Meanwhile, the first two places could only add a point playing at home. Leaders SD Eibar only got a goalless draw hosting Barcelona B and Deportivo wasted an early goal before CD Tenerife (1-1). Recreativo suffered a lot visiting RCD Mallorca and the match ended 0-0 with the Andalusians playing with ten men for the final eight minutes.

Real Murcia wasted a good opportunity to enter into the promotion zone after only getting a 1-1 draw visiting Córdoba CF. The same goes for CD Lugo, side that lost visiting CE Sabadell CF (1-0). The Catalans were struggling to survive two months ago, but have won 4 of the last 5 games and are now only one point behind the sixth place.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

1

Eibar

55

41

23

2

Deportivo

54

34

24

3

Las Palmas

51

38

32

4

Sporting

49

52

43

5

Recreativo

48

46

43

6

Barcelona B

45

39

38

7

Tenerife

45

39

37

8

Murcia

44

38

35

The other two victories were for teams fighting for the permanence. Last place Girona FC achieved their seventh victory on the season with a convincing 3-1 score before direct rivals Deportivo Alavés, while CD Mirandés clinched the only away win on the matchday with a 0-1 victory visiting AD Alcorcón.

Real Zaragoza remain at the edge of hell as they suffered to get a 2-2 draw visiting penultimate place Deportivo Alavés. More boring was the visit of Real Madrid Castilla to SD Ponferradina (0-0). The matchday was closed with the 1-1 draw of Real Jaén hosting Hércules CF.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

17

Hércules

40

36

47

18

Castilla

39

40

43

19

Ponferradina

38

35

38

20

Alcorcón

37

29

30

21

Alavés

34

43

46

22

Girona

33

37

43

MATCHDAY 33: RELEGATION VS PROMOTION
The first three places are playing on the road facing teams that are trying to avoid the relegation. Leaders SD Eibar face a very difficult game as they visit Real Zaragoza, a team that needs the points as it’s only two points above the pit. Runners-up also have a tough game on the road as the Galicians visit Real Madrid Castilla, a team that has only lost three games in the second round, but that’s only one point above relegation. Then third place UD Las Palmas visit AD Alcorcón, a team with an incredible negative streak of eleven home games without a victory, reason that explains why they are in relegation.

The matchday is completed with the games: Real Murcia Vs. CE Sabadell CF; Barcelona B Vs. CD Numancia; Sporting Gijón Vs. Córdoba CF; CD Lugo Vs. RCD Mallorca; Hércules CF Vs. Girona FC; CD Tenerife vs. Deportivo Alavés; Recreativo de Huelva Vs. SD Ponferradina and CD Mirandés Vs. Real Jaén.

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