Second division, day 22
Leaders Murcia were surprised at home by bottom club Oviedo, who beat them 0-1 to keep their survival hopes alive. The only goal came from Idiakez after the break, virtually the only shot at goal by the Asturians in the whole match. David Vidal's side stay top however, ahead of Levante on goal difference after they won 1-0 against Getafe. Amato got the goal from a controversial penalty two minutes before the end. With Zaragoza losing 2-1 to Córdoba on Saturday night, only one point separates the top three sides.
Albacete moved to within to points of the promotion spots after beating Terrassa 1-0, the second division's top scorer Perera getting the goal in the fourth minute. Xerez are three points behind them with a 2-1 win against Elche on Sunday lunchtime, and Poli Ejido move up to sixth despite drawing 0-0 against Eibar. They are now a point ahead of Las Palmas, who beat struggling Racing Ferrol 1-2 on Saturday night.
The game between Sporting and Numancia was stopped for seven minutes as tempers flared, with players fighting and fans invading the pitch. The visitors ended with nine men, but still won the game 1-2. Salamanca's Raúl Sánchez won himself a trip to the Caribbean for scoring his side's first goal in over two months, and they ended up winning 2-1 against Almería. Tenerife had no problems scoring though; they beat Compostela 5-1 to send their opponents to the brink of the drop zone. Badajoz climb out of the bottom four though after winning 1-3 at Leganés. (09.02.03)