Second division, day 15
Cádiz are the new leaders of the second division after they beat fourth placed Elche 3-1 on Sunday lunchtime. Both sides came into the match on top form, but the Andalusians recovered after an early Moisés strike with goals from Navarrete, Jonathan and Manolo Pérez to make it five straight wins in a row. Last week's leaders Eibar drop to second on goal difference after losing 2-1 to Almería. Both teams were undefeated in their last eight outings, but the hosts came out on top thanks to a goal in each half from new signing Roberto Nanni. Quique Mateo scored for the Basque side in between.
Almería move up to seventh, just a point behind Valladolid who won 2-3 at Racing Ferrol. Sergio Kresic's side seemed to be on the way to an easy victory when they went three up in the first hour through Oscar, Aduriz and Hornos, but two goals from Mario Bermejo put the result in doubt right up to the end. Xerez drop down to sixth though after losing 1-0 at Gimnastic Tarragona, a hotly disputed Pinilla penalty three minutes from the end enough to give the Catalans the three points. And Poli Ejido failed to win for the eighth week in a row, their 1-1 draw at Salamanca leaving them down in eleventh spot.
Down at the bottom of the table, the first ever meeting between city rivals Real Murcia and Ciudad Murcia ended in a 2-2 draw. The visitors twice took the lead, but a late strike by David Karanka meant they had to settle for a point each which leaves them both still in the relegation zone. Bottom club Córdoba are still below them though after they lost 3-2 to local rivals Málaga B on Sunday lunchtime, and Terrassa are now only one place above the bottom four after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sporting Gijón later in the day. (05.12.04)
Alavés moved back up into the top three after a 2-0 victory over Lleida on Saturday evening. Rubén Navarro put the Vitoria based side ahead in the first half, and Nené added a second from the penalty spot later on after Bodipo had been fouled. Celta missed out on a chance to close up on the top spots after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Tenerife. In the end though they were grateful for a point, Oubiña equalising on the hour mark after Vitolo had given the Canary Islanders a first half lead. Recreativo did move up the table though after coming from behind to beat Pontevedra 2-1, Viqueira getting the winner a couple of minutes from the end. (04.12.04)