Second division - day 7
None of the top four clubs won in the round of midweek matches, giving the chasing pack a chance to close the gap. Leaders Burgos stay in top spot despite a disappointing home draw against Jaén, who played for a quarter of the match with ten men after Rico was sent off. Atlético Madrid had to fight to save a point at home to Recreativo, who took the lead through Raúl Molina in the first half of their on Tuesday night game. Correa came on in the second half to inspire his side and set up the equaliser for Diego Alonso. Oviedo were also held in their own stadium to a goal-less draw by Leganés.
Salamanca took advantage to close up on the leaders with a thrilling 2-5 victory at Poli Ejido. The home side took the lead in the first minute through Vizcaino and Juan Jesús levelled at two all after Zegarra and Domingo had turned the score around. However Ejido missed a penalty after Domingo had re-established the lead, and Díaz and Makukula added two more to send Ejido to the bottom of the pack. Salamanca move up to fourth, ahead of Xerez who lost 1-2 at home to Albacete. Basti got both goals for the visitors, and Cubillo pulled one back for Bernd Schuster's side in injury time.
Down at the bottom Nástic got their first win of the season, defeating Levante 1-0. Veteran Vizcaino came in to the side for the first time and set up the only goal for Masnou. They draw level with Badajoz, who lost 1-0 to Elche thanks to a late goal from Ramón. Badajoz have still only scored one goal in seven games. Racing Santander are another side with problems, and they remain just outside the drop zone after drawing 1-1 at home to Eibar. Arzeno gave them the lead from the penalty spot in the first half but then gave the ball away to Olaiz near the end for him to score. Racing's manager Gustavo Benítez may go soon, with Marcos Alonso already lined up to take over.
Racing Ferrol keep up their good run and they go seventh (with a game in hand) after winning away 1-2 at Extremadura. The home side took the lead with Manuel's fifth of the season, making him joint top scorer with Atlético's Diego Alonso. However they went to sleep in the second half and the Gallicians snatched the three points with goals from Emery and then Fran Nogueira in injury time. Murcia are just behind Ferrol after a 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon. The goals came from Ismael, Pedro Largo and Godino for the home side, with David Pirri replying for the Asturians. Córdoba are level with them on points after beating Numancia 1-0. The only goal came from a spectacular effort from Brazil's Whellinton, undoubtedly the goal of the day. (03.10.01)