Second division - day 15
A high scoring weekend in the second division, with 34 goals in all between the eleven games. There were none at all though in the match between Recreatvo and Málaga B, although the Huelva based side still hold on to second spot behind Xerez. Almería's run up the table came to an end after they lost 3-1 to an Albacete side who started the day in the relegation zone, and Levante close to within a point of them after thrashing Ciudad Murcia 6-0 earlier in the day with two goals from Riga.
Hércules were also knocked off their perch by last week's bottom club Poli Ejido, the 3-1 defeat leaving them back in ninth spot. Elche move above them after coming from behind to beat Numancia 4-1, thanks mainly to a Frankowski hat-trick, and Sporting Gijón also move up after a David Karanka strike gave them a 0-1 win at Eibar. Finally López Caro ended his spell as manager of Real Madrid Castilla in style with a 0-1 victory at Nàstic. As explained earlier, López will replace Luxemburgo as first team coach with immediate effect. (04.12.05)
Leaders Xerez extended their unbeaten league run to 13 games after drawing 1-1 at Racing Ferrol. Lucas Alcaraz's side fell behind to a Baha strike in the first half, but Camuñas equalised after the restart. Valladolid moved up into the top three pending Sunday's games after a comfortable 0-4 win at Lleida. Aduríz (currently linked to a possible move to Athletic Bilbao) got the first three and made a fourth for Losada. Four goals as well for Real Murcia, who beat bottom club Castellón 4-1 with two from Iván Alonso to end a run of five games without a win, and Lorca and Tenerife drew 1-1 in the other match on Saturday evening. (03.12.05)