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Matchday 42 | SUN 07.06.2015





SUN 07.06.2015 | PREVIEWS

The last round of Liga Adelante fixtures is upon us and it is all to play for

Second place, sixth place and safety are all to play for in round 42 of the competition.


SUN 07.06.2015

CE Sabadell – At. Osasuna (6pm, El Sadar)
One of the games with most at stake. The home side cannot stay up, however the visitors are fighting for their Liga Adelante lives and they will need at the very least a point.
Osasuna boss Enrique Martín knows how important the match is: “We will go into the game trying to win. I don’t want to know anything about other results”.

RC Recreativo - FC Barcelona B (6pm, Nuevo Colombino)
The game at the Nuevo Colombino sees two sides that do not have a chance to save themselves face off. Both Recreativo and Barcelona B, in 20th and 22nd place respectively, will not be in Liga Adelante next season and will look to say goodbye with a win.

José Domínguez of Recreativo spoke about their opponents: “Barcelona B’s squad is full of young lads looking to get into the first team. I do not doubt it will be a difficult game”.

Zaragoza boss, Ranko Popović, assured his side will look to “dominate Leganés from the off”

CD Leganés - R. Zaragoza (6pm, Estadio Municipal de Butarque)
Real Zaragoza have a final away to Leganés. The side from Aragón are playing for the final playoff place, and right now they have 60 points. Ponferradina, who are just one point behind, are hot on their heels, meaning they will need a win against a Leganés side with nothing to play for.

Zaragoza boss, Ranko Popović, told the press his side will "try to control the game from the off” and that he has no doubt “Leganés will go sportingly for the win”.
UD Las Palmas - D. Alavés (6pm, Estadio de Gran Canaria)
At the Estadio de Gran Canaria neither side has much to play for. Whatever the result the home side will face Valladolid in the playoffs. Meanwhile Alavés can potentially finish as high as ninth.

The home side’s boss, Paco Herrra, has tried to get his side mentally right for this game: “We just want the players to think about Alavés, although I know it is an odd week, given that the playoffs are just around the corner”.

R. Valladolid CF - UE Llagostera (6pm, Estadio José Zorrilla)
This game between Valladolid and Llagostera is similar to the previous match. The home side will face Las Palmas next week, while the Catalan outfit are just looking to finish with a win and jump up the table. With a win, and depending on other results, they can finish as high as eighth.

Valladolid boss, Joan Francesc Ferrer 'Rubi', announced that in this game “players who haven’t played too much during this season will get a run out”. The home side’s coach also indicated “it is a good way of keeping everyone happy and they could all be important”.

CD Mirandés - RCD Mallorca (6pm, Estadio Municipal de Anduva)
Mirandés will finish the season in front of their crowd in a season that has seen them secure safety already. They face a Mallorca side who also recently secured their safety and will be looking to say goodbye to retiring 40 year old skipper Pep Martí in style.

The away side’s boss, Miquel Soler, spoke about the need of his players giving a good account of themselves: "This is the last match and we want to bow out with our heads held high. We’ll be taking this game very seriously in order to take all three points", he stated.

Girona CF - CD Lugo (6pm, Estadio de Montilivi)
One of Sunday’s other must-watch fixtures is the clash between Girona and Lugo. The Catalans have automatic promotion to the Liga BBVA in their sights and only need to win or match R. Sporting’s result against R. Betis in order to accomplish their mission, as Pablo Machín’s men already hold a two-point lead over the Asturians. Meanwhile, Lugo come into this game with safety already assured and with nothing but pride to play for.

The home side’s boss, Pablo Machín, hopes that his players "are more motivated for this encounter than the visitors". He also referred to his team’s two-point lead over Sporting so as to point out that his players are not "relying on how results go elsewhere".

Girona would seal automatic Liga BBVA promotion with a win

Albacete B. - R. Racing C. (6pm, Estadio Carlos Belmonte)
Racing travel to La Mancha with a clear goal in mind: to win. The Cantabrians, whose faith does not rest solely on their own shoulders, need to take all three points and hope for an Osasuna defeat in order to remain in the Liga Adelante next season. However, the home team, who have already wrapped up their status in the division for another year, will be looking to close out the campaign with a victory in front of their supporters.

The Racing manager, Francisco Javier Pinillos, declared: "We know what we have to do. We’ve still got a chance and anything could happen. We have to focus on doing our job, it’s a real shame that we’ll also be depending on what happens in Sabadell".

SD Ponferradina - AD Alcorcón (6pm, Estadio El Toralín)
The El Bierzo outfit will be looking to secure a place in the Liga BBVA playoffs on the last day of the season. In order to achieve that goal, Ponferradina will need to beat the Madrid side and pray that R. Zaragoza fail to pick up any points in the Municipal de Butarque. Their opponents, meanwhile, will be more at ease as their sole objective is to sign off on the season with a good performance.

The Castile and León side’s coach, Manolo Díaz, is looking to exude calm: "I’m very optimistic. We need to have a clear idea of what we need to do, keep our balance, understand that we have ninety minutes with which to win the game, and also appreciate that even with a victory we could still be relegated. There’ll be time for emotions afterwards".

R. Betis - R. Sporting (6pm, Benito Villamarín)
With one foot already in the Liga BBVA and top spot in the table secured, Betis draw a close to the season. The Seville side will be hoping to sign off in style at home, however, Sporting will not make it easy for them as they too are in search of automatic promotion to the topflight of Spanish football. The Gijón outfit need another win and must also pray that Girona FC do not manage a similar result. Nonetheless, they still have a fall back of a place in the playoffs.

Abelardo Fernández has faith "in Lugo’s professionalism. They’ll be going out to defeat Girona, in just the same way that Betis will be looking to beat us". The Sporting boss is aware that his players "have a slim chance" but they will still be "trying to make the most of [their] chance".

CD Numancia - CD Tenerife (8pm, Estadio de Los Pajaritos)
Playoffs aside, this match will draw the curtain on the Liga Adelante until next season, in which both of these clubs will be making up the numbers once again having already secured safety in the division. However, both Numancia, 13th with 52 points, and the Canary Islanders, 17th with 47, will be looking to close things out by making their fans happy and climbing further up the table.

Juan Antonio Anquela, the Numancia coach, clearly outlined how his players will be approaching this clash: "Our reputation is at stake and the supporters who make their way to the ground deserve the respect of a huge effort from the players right until the final whistle is blown".

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