Second division - day 8
Defeats for the top two meant that Oviedo hold on to top spot at the end of the weekend. Leaders Burgos were beaten 1-0 by Eibar, with Kortina scoring the only goal a quarter of an hour from time. Oviedo stay ahead of them on goal average, and a point ahead of Atlético Madrid who lost 2-1 to Sporting Gijon. Correa gave Atlético the lead in the first half, but Lozano equalised after the break and Ledhiakov got the winner in injury time. Xerez move just behind Atlético on goal average after their victory the day before.
Racing Santander sank back into the relegation zone after losing to their namesake Racing Ferrol by 2-0. Their new technical director Quique Setién took over as caretaker manager from Gustavo Benítez, who was sacked midweek after their poor start to the season. It did them little good though as they fell to goals from Manel and Burlé, and Ferrol rise up to fifth in the league with a game in hand over all their rivals. Salamanca are a point behind them after a thrilling 3-3 draw against another of the teams in the bottom spots, Gimnastic Tarragona. After leading with an early Marinescu goal, they found themselves behind as Deus and then Pinilla scored. Pinilla made it three for Nástic from the penalty spot before the interval, but second half goals from Makukula and then Nan Ribera in injury time salvaged a point.
Recreativo moved back to the top half of the table with a 1-0 victory over bottom club Poli Ejido, who have yet to win a game. The only goal came from Raúl Molina in the eighth minute. They draw level with Albacete, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Córdoba, themselves in a group of four teams a point behind their opponents. Murcia head that group on goal average after drawing 1-1 at struggling Badajoz, Loreto giving them the lead before Marín scored what was only their rivals' second goal of the season. Elche are just behind Murcia after they too drew 1-1, coming from behind at Numancia. A late Nino goal saved them a point after Rosu had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot in the second half. Finally Leganés complete the group on eleven points after their second victory of the season, beating Extremadura 2-0 with goals from Oscar and Arnal. (07.10.01)
Oviedo inched to the top of the table pending Sunday's games with their second score-less draw in a row, this time at struggling Levante. Oviedo's Oli was sent off 20 minutes from the end. In the other game played on Saturday, Xerez moved back into contention after beating Jaén 0-2 away in a local derby. Mena scored early on for the visitors and Pereira got the second in injury time. (06.10.01)