RACING DE SANTANDER was already sentenced to the Spanish 2º Division when they visited GETAFE. The 1 - 1 draw did some damage however to the Madrid Club as it whipped out any chance of aspiring for Euro table positions. The goal scorers were MIKU for Getafe in the 58th min via a penalty & DIOP in the 64th min for Racing. Earlier in the match Diop has hit the bar in a penalty occasion.
GRANADA thanks to the two goals from IGHALO ( 29th & 34th min) took a big step forward in avoiding relegation after defeating RCD ESPANYOL 2 - 1. The other goal came from DIDIC for Espanyol in the 54th min.
|Sporting - Villareal|
This was a final, & match to avoid the dangers of relegation, with REAL SPORTING DE GIJON worst off than VILLAREAL. The final result of 2 - 3 to Villareal basically "kills off" Sporting & condemns the Club ( barring a miracle ) to join Racing de Santander in the Spanish 2 º Division.
Villareal got ahead first via MARIO in the 19th min to which Sporting equalized in the 38th min via LORA. However, Villareal was more determined in their objective & got ahead again in the 42nd min via MARCOS SENNA via a penalty & H.PEREZ scored the third in the 65th min. Sporting attempted a last minute cry for hope when GALVEZ scored in the 85th min with the team at full steam ahead & Villareal against the ropes, but it was all too late.
Sad day at Gijon, their 1º Division future is no longer in their hands.
Tomorrow the rest of the mid-week Spanish League matches.