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MATCHDAY 32: BIG DAY FOR OSASUNA

03 Apr 2019
Another bad matchday for the top teams, with the exception of CA Osasuna, side that’s has now a six-point lead. Cádiz re-entered the promotion zone.

For the second straight matchday, the teams at the tops failed. It only opened the door to CA Osasuna to direct promotion. The Navarrans didn’t play well, but a goal from Robert Ibáñez was enough to overcome Extremadura UD (1-0), now they have a six-point lead over the third place.

Meanwhile, runners-up Granada CF were surprised in their visit to CD Numancia (2-1), while Málaga CF only got a point hosting Sporting Gijón (1-1). Neither Albacete Balompié nor Deportivo achieved the victory in their games, Los Manchegos suffered a late goal from  Malbašić and ended drawing with CD Tenerife (2-2), while the Galician only got a point visiting Real Oviedo (1-1).

Cádiz CF re-entered the promotion zone and it did it without playing, the Andalusians added the three points of the meeting with FC Reus and saw how RCD Mallorca were surprised in their visit to relegation-troubled Córdoba CF (3-2).

Two teams that suffered big setbacks in their promotion aspirations were AD Alcorcón and UD Las Palmas. The Madrilenians only added a goalless draw hosting CD Lugo, while the Canarians lost at home against Elche CF (0-1). They are now eight and ten points respectively from the sixth place and will hardly make it to the playoffs.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Osasuna 63 44 29
2 Granada 58 39 21
3 Albacete 57 42 25
4 Málaga 55 33 23
5 Deportivo 54 41 23
6 Cádiz 52 41 26
7 Mallorca 51 43 31
8 Oviedo 48 35 34

The big change at the bottom of the standings is thate Gimnástic Tarragona is back at the bottom among the 21 clubs that still competing, the Catalans were trashed by Real Zaragoza (3-0) and saw ho Córdoba CF passed them.

The drama still on as the point added by CD Lugo is only enough to keep them three points above the pit. The relegation race seems a matter of four clubs as Rayo Majadahonda are still evolving; in this matchday they added a point visiting UD Almeria (2-2).

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
18 Lugo 33 29 40
19 Extremadura 30 34 42
20 Córdoba 26 38 59
21 Nástic 24 18 48
22 Reus 0 16 38

MATCHDAY 33: FINAL AT LOS CÁRMENES
Big game for Granada CF as they host Málaga CF, a game that should start to define the other club that will clinch the direct promotion. Albacete Balompié face a tricky game as they visit desperate AD Alcorcón, while leaders CA Osasuna have a more accessible meeting visiting CD Lugo. Deportivo host a Rayo Majadahonda that have added 7 of the last 12 points in dispute.

RCD Mallorca rest as their game with FC Reus should have taken place next weekend, so they can regain the spot in promotion if Cádiz CF fail hosting Real Zaragoza. The matchday is completed with other five games: CD Tenerife Vs. Sporting Gijón; Extremadura UD Vs. UD Almeria; Real Oviedo Vs. UD Las Palmas; Gimnástic Tarragona Vs. CD Numancia & Elche CF Vs. Córdoba CF.

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