Second division, day 2
Five sides are tying for top spot at the end of the second weekend after Valladolid, Cádiz and Málaga all won. Valladolid lead the pack thanks to a 2-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday lunchtime, Llorente and Iñaki Bea getting a goal in each half. Cádiz are second after beating Tenerife 0-1 later in the day, Jonathan Sesma getting the winner a quarter of an hour from the end. And Málaga defeated Alavés 1-0, the only goal being scored by visiting midfielder Carpintero in his own net after the restart.
Curiously there were no draws at all in the second division this weekend. Ponferradina followed in the footsteps of Vecindario, recording their first ever victory at this level after beating Numancia 2-0 with goals from Rubén Vega and Diego Ribera. And Poli Ejido bounced back after their first day defeat, a late goal from Cristian giving them a 1-0 victory over Salamanca. (03.09.06)
With the first division resting for international weekend, six second division matches were brought forward to Saturday evening. And Albacete and Xerez took advantage to clock up their second wins and head the table with maximum points. Albacete beat Elche 1-2, both goals coming from Parri against his old side. And Xerez won 2-0 against last weekend's leaders Ciudad Murcia, Geijo leaving behind his controversial signing for Levante to set up Pedro Ríos for the first and score the second himself.
Elsewhere Tote returned to Real Madrid to lead Hércules to a 0-3 win over Castilla, the striker scoring two of his side's three goals and also provoking the sending off of Javi García in the first half. And a first win away from home too for Sporting Gijón, who beat Lorca with second half goals from Barral and Omar.
A festival atmosphere at Vecindario, where the newly promoted side beat Castellón 4-2 to record their first ever win in the second division. On loan Deportivo La Coruña striker Xisco was the hero of the night with three goals (although one could be counted as an own goal when the referee makes his report). And the first three points as well for Real Murcia, who beat Almería 3-2 with two goals from Iván Alonso. The visitors ended with eight men after having three players sent off. (02.09.06)