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Segunda and Segunda B races taking shape

Levante look set to make a quick return to the Primera.

Levante UD v FC Barcelona - La Liga
Deyverson now at Alaves, of course...but finding pics of Levante players is hard!
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24 of the 42 regular season matches played now in the Segunda, and Levante look to be making a quick return to the Primera. They’re on 52 points, and on track for their second Segunda championship. Girona, meanwhile, are looking to make the big time for the first time ever. They’re on 45 points, five ahead of third-placed Cadiz, and have been playing well of late. On-loan Inter player Samuele Longo has been a real spark for them.

Cadiz (40), Tenerife (37), Getafe (37), and Lugo (35) make up the playoff positions at the moment, with Real Oveido just behind on goal difference. With Alfonso Pedraza having left Lugo, it remains to be seen if they can keep up the momentum.

At the bottom, as usual there are numerous clubs within a few points of the drop but Mallorca (25), Almeria (24), Mirandes (24), and Gimnastic Tarragona (22) are currently the bottom four. Cordoba (27) are struggling too and haven’t won in five matches. Rayo Vallecano hadn’t either, but are now on 28 points after beating Almeria.

A quick look at the Segunda B: if you remember, there are four divisions, and the clubs topping each division have the easiest path to promotion, while the teams in 2nd, 3rd and 4th in each group enter the playoffs but have to make it through three rounds to get the prize.

Group I: Cultural Leonesa (56) has a five point lead over Racing Santander.

Group II: Albacete (47) are well ahead of Leioa (40). Real Madrid Castilla are only in seventh place.

Group III: The most competitive group, with Barca B (46) just leading Alcoyano (45) and Valencia B (42). Villarreal B is on 38, in sixth.

Group IV: Cartagena (48), Lorca (48) and Marbella (47) are the top three for sure; no one else has more than 38.

A long way to go yet!