Second division - day 2
Four clubs top the table on maximum points after the end of day two. The surprise leaders are newly promoted Girona, who won 3-0 against another of the new sides, Alicante. Gabri got the first and last, and set up Serra for the third in between. The visitors played most of the second half with ten men after Blanco picked up a second booking. Levante are just behind them though after a 1-2 victory at Murcia, who themselves have yet to pick up a point. Parri put the away side ahead from the penalty spot in the twelfth minute, and although Mejía headed the equaliser later in the first half, Pedro Vega restored the lead near the end. Xerez are level with Levante after they beat Albacete 2-1, despite having two men and their coach sent off before the break. The Manchegans also had a man red-carded early on, and an early penalty from Alex Pérez was overturned by strikes from Aythami and Antoñito.
Eibar also have six points out of six after they beat Tenerife 3-2. All the goals came after the interval, Kome opening the scoring for the visitors before substitute Carlos Rubén got two for the locals. Yagüe made it three from the penalty spot in injury time, and Nino got a late consolation after that. Castellón are just two points behind the leading group after they won 2-0 against Celta. Mario Rosas got the goals either side of half time, the first from the penalty spot, to take his own tally to four goals and to leave the Galicians down in the relegation zone. Alavés are also on four points after a 1-0 victory over Córdoba, Igor getting the only goal with seven minutes to go.
Córdoba ended the weekend in the bottom four together with Celta, Alicante and Elche, who were beaten 2-0 by Las Palmas. Marcos Márquez got both the goals in a twenty minute period around half time, and they held on despite having Darino sent off on the hour mark. The other two matches ended all square, Gimnàstic drawing 1-1 with Huesca after visiting forward Roberto cancelled out Redondo's earlier strike with only four minutes left on the clock. And Sevilla Atlético and Salamanca also drew 1-1, Perotti saving a point for the home side with an injury time penalty after Cohen had put David Amaral's side ahead. (07.09.08)
Zaragoza and Real Sociedad met again on Saturday, just three days after the Basque side knocked their opponents out of the cup. It looked as though Marcelino's side were well on their way to revenge when Ewerthon scored twice for the locals in the first ten minutes. But second half goals from Marcos and Díaz de Cerio made it 2-2 in the end, leaving the Maños with only one point from their first two league matches. Real have four points, currently occupying the promotion spots together with Hércules and Rayo Vallecano, who drew 1-1 in the only other game on Saturday. Aganzo gave Rayo the lead in the twentieth minute, but an own goal by Amaya three minutes in to injury time saved a point for the Alicante based side. (06.09.08)