The league SmartBank reaches the equator of the competition with the dispute of the matches of its 21st day between this Friday January 8th and Monday 11th of the same month. The day will open with an interesting Zaragoza-Logroñés, before Saturday duels like the Mirandés-Rayo, he Alcorcón-Albacete or the Malaga-Oviedo, who meet again days after their Cup duel. Sunday morning’s confrontation between two aspiring teams for promotion such as Leganés and Almeria is presented as the most prominent. For its part, Espanyol, who arrives leader, receives Castellón, and Mallorca, second, does the same with Las Palmas. On Monday the day closes with the Ponferradina-Girona and the Sabadell-Lugo.
In the previous day, Umar Sadiq became a great protagonist with his hat-trick in the triumph of Almería on the Ponferradina, while Oviedo and Mallorca left four goals in their duel ended in a draw, and Rayo and Logroñés scored two in their respective victories on Alcorcón and Mirandés.
Almeria – Ponferradina (3-1)
Almería achieved their first victory of the year this Sunday by beating Ponferradina 3-1, in a match that was sentenced in the first half hour of play with a triplet by Nigerian Umar Sadiq.
Real Oviedo – RCD Mallorca (2-2)
Real Oviedo and Mallorca tied this Sunday 2-2 in a duel that faced the Vermilion team in the first half, but that a goal from Javi Mier at the edge of the break and another from Arribas 20 minutes from the end turned into a meritorious draw for the local and at a point that knows little to those of García Plaza.
Rayo Vallecano – Alcorcón (2-1)
A goal from Antoñín in the first half, which Barbero neutralized in the 78th minute, and another from David Fernández on his own goal almost at the end allowed the Lightning take the Madrid derby with suspense against the Alcorcón and continue intractable in Vallecas.