LaLiga SmartBank experienced a key day for salvation this weekend. With the exception of Lugo-Villarreal B, all the teams involved in the relegation zone faced rivals from the top of the table. The slogan was clear: whoever managed to win their game took a very important step forward, but no one has done so. So, after the puncture of the competitors, the Malaga CF will face matchday 25 just four points from permanenceone less than the five with whom he prepared the duel against Burgos.
The outcome of the match at La Rosaleda showed that how good or bad the tie was going to be would be dictated by the result of the rest of the contenders. The taste is bitter because the blue and white team had the victory in their hands. Only a blunder in defensive marking allowed Julián Calero’s men to beat Rubén Yáñez, but the truth is that the point is a step, even a very small one, towards salvation. After the defeat of Lugo, they occupy the 20th position.
The ponferradina it opened, along with those of Pepe Mel, on the fateful Saturday afternoon for those from the area below. The Bercianos received Eibar at El Toralín and lost with a goal from Stoichkov in the 55th minute (0-1). Those of David Gallego They are now in 19th place in the table with 25 pointsalthough tied with Racing de Santander, in salvation thanks to the goal difference.
Another result that benefited blue and white interests was the victory by 2-0 for Granada against UD Ibiza. The Balearic team have lost all their matches since they drew against Málaga CF. Despite the change in coach, the effect of Lucas Alcaraz has faded quickly. Continue to be bottom team, five points behind those of Martiricos.
The meeting that tightened everything in the classification was the Alaves-Racing. Those from Santander conceded a severe defeat against those from García Plaza (3-0). The Cantabrian team is the one that limits the permanence in the 18th place with 25 pointsfour above Málaga CF.
The Lugo-Villarreal B He finished defining the lower part of the classification. The yellow subsidiary, after a run of four games without knowing victory, managed to prevail in a crazy match. The Galicians equalized the score in minute 67, but in minute 68 the visitors went ahead again (1-2), just 60 seconds later. Now Lugo has been relegated to 21st position, just below the blue and white. While Villarreal B catches air and climbs to 13th place with 31 points.
Racing-Tenerife, Albacete-Lugo, Sporting-Malaga CFIbiza-Cartagena and Zaragoza-Ponferradina are the matches for the next day that will once again remove everything from below.