Second division, day 12
Surprise leaders Eibar opened up a four point gap at the top of the table after a 0-3 win over second placed Xerez on Sunday lunchtime. The league's top scorer Llorente got a goal in each half, and Moisés wrapped things up later on. Alavés took advantage to move up level with Xerez on points after a 1-1 draw at Málaga B. Abel opened the scoring for the locals with a free kick after visiting keeper Bonano had saved an earlier penalty, but Epitié made it all square after the break.
Only two points separate eight sides though in what is proving to be another close league. Elche moved up to within a point of the promotion spots after a 1-0 win over Real Murcia, Nino getting the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in injury time. And they are level with Racing Ferrol, who picked up a valuable point in a 0-0 draw at Poli Ejido, and with Cádiz, who recorded a comfortable 1-3 victory at Salamanca.
Valladolid beat Recreativo 1-0 to make it five games in a row without defeat, Hornos getting the goal early on. And Tenerife defeated Sporting Gijón by the same score, a late strike by Jesús Vázquez enough to give them the three points. Almería won 0-2 at Pontevedra to send the Galicians further down into the relegation zone, and they drop below Ciudad Murcia, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Nàstic. (14.11.04)
Only two matches in the second division on Saturday, with Celta climbing back up the table to sixth after Contreras gave them a 0-1 win over bottom club Córdoba. Terrassa got their revenge for the midweek cup defeat against Lleida, beating their fellow Catalans thanks to three goals in the last quarter of an hour. (13.11.04)