Preview | 28 NOV 2014

Leadership up for grabs in the Liga Adelante

The top two teams, Girona and Las Palmas, risk the leadership in El Sadar and the Nova Creu Alta.

At. Osasuna – Girona FC (18:00, El Sadar)
After a defeat in their last match against Albacete B, the side from Navarre host the Liga Adelante's second-place team, Girona. Para Pablo Machín, the manager of the Catalan outfit, is expecting an attractive game: "It's a footballing stadium, a historic place, where the people have a lot of influence. I hope that provides us with extra motivation. Those stadiums and matches are the ones we all like playing in".

D. Alavés – CD Numancia (18:00, Mendizorroza)
Alavés and Numancia clash having both won their last games. Alberto López spoke about his opponent's brand of football: "They have some well-versed centre-backs. It's a team that can change the rhythm of the game, with pacey people up front and some in-form players".

UE Llagostera – Real Betis (18:15, Nou Municipal Palamós)
Juan Merino makes his debut as Betis manager on their visit to Llagostera's ground. The new Verdiblancos coach called the game a final: "Betis' goal is promotion, for the squad, the budget and the fans. Every match we play will be a final and we have to treat all of our matches as such".


Two new managers make their debut this weekend; Juan Merino, with Betis, and Álex García, with Sabadell

CE Sabadell – UD Las Palmas (20:00, Estadio Nova Creu Alta)
The championship leaders visit a Sabadell who have a new manager after the dismissal of Miquel Olmo. Álex García is hoping that a win over Las Palmas will provide his players with a morale boost: "We want to play in a certain way against UD Las Palmas, but the most important thing is winning. We have to adapt to the competition and pick up points as soon as possible".

CD Leganés – R Valladolid CF (21:30, Municipal de Butarque)
Leganés and Valladolid square off in Saturday's final Liga Adelante match. The two clubs find themselves in very different situations: victory would take the team from the capital out of the danger zone while it would allow the visitors to stay in the playoff spots and, if Girona and Las Palmas both lose, even draw level on points with the top teams.

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Speaking about: CE Sabadell, UD Las Palmas, Liga Adelante, CD Leganés, R Valladolid CF, At Osasuna, Girona FC, Deportivo Alavés, CD Numancia, UE Llagostera, Real Betis Balompie, LaLiga 2