Second division, day 13
Eibar extended their lead at the top of the table to five points after beating their Basque rivals Alavés 0-2 on Sunday lunchtime. The turning point came when Téllez was sent off for the locals with only twenty minutes gone, and Llorente got both goals after the break to take his tally for the season to eleven. The result leaves Alavés out of the top three, level with two sides including Elche, who drew 2-2 at Celta. Yosu Uribe's team were two up at half time with a penalty and another goal from Nano, but Jonathan and Juan Sánchez saved a point for the Galicians after the restart.
It was a weekend for draws in the second division, with seven of the eleven games ending all square. Racing Ferrol are level with Alavés and Elche after their match with Córdoba ended without goals, a good result for visiting manager Crispi, who took over as the Andalusian side's third manager this week. A 0-0 draw as well between Gimnastic Tarragona and Pontevedra, and Nàstic's neighbours Terrassa drew 2-2 at Almería, coming from behind twice to save a point. And Sporting Gijón and Ciudad Murcia also ended all square at 2-2, Arturo saving a point for the Asturians with two late goals.
Valladolid took advantage to move up the table to tenth, only three points away from the promotion spots, after beating Real Murcia 0-1. Sousa got the only goal on the half hour mark with a magnificent shot from outside of the area to leave Manolo Preciado's side back down in next to bottom spot. Salamanca climbed away from the danger zone though with a 1-3 win against Málaga B, Brit scoring twice in the second half to take his side above their opponents in the table. (21.11.04)
Cádiz moved up to second in the league pending Sunday's results after a 3-0 win over Poli Ejido. Pavoni put the Andalusians ahead in the fifth minute following a corner, and goals from Navarrete and De Gomar after the break wrapped things up. Xerez held on to third spot after drawing 1-1 at Lleida, Dani Pendín equalising on the stroke of half time just two minutes after Nakor had put the Catalans ahead from the penalty spot. And draw specialists Recreativo and Tenerife clocked up another point each after their match finished without goals. (20.11.04)