Second division - day 11
Salamanca are back on top after a 2-0 win over Alicante on Sunday evening. Azkorra and Dañobeitia got the goals after the break to hand visiting coach Nino Lema a defeat in his first game in charge. Zaragoza drop out of the promotion spots though after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Castellón, Ewerthon equalising for Marcelino's side after Ulloa had given the visitors an early lead. Earlier in the day last week's leaders Hércules drew 0-0 with a Xerez side who themselves are only a point outside of the top three.
Down at the bottom of the table, Sevilla Atlético stay in last spot despite a 2-2 draw at Alavés. De la Bella and Pukki put the visitors two up with less than a quarter of an hour gone, but a goal in each half from Cuevas and Igor saved a point for the home side. The Andalusians are level with Alicante and one point behind Elche, who drew 0-0 against Albacete. Claudio Barragán's team have still not won at home all season. (09.11.08)
Six matches on Saturday evening, with Rayo Vallecano moving back up in to the top three after a 1-0 win against Huesca. Michel got the only goal in the second minute, but the Madrid based side had to play three-quarters of the match with ten men after Aganzo was sent off for a second bookable offence. Tenerife started the day level with Rayo on points, but they drop behind the leaders after a 2-1 defeat at Levante. A goal from Pallardó gave the Valencia based side their first win in six games after Kome had cancelled out Nadal's earlier strike. And Real Sociedad lost further ground on the promotion spots after they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by neighbours Eibar. There was further bad news for coach Lillo as well, his star striker Díaz de Cerio breaking his leg.
Murcia moved to within a point of escaping the relegation zone after a 2-0 victory over Girona, Capdevila and Bruno getting the goals for Javier Clemente's team. Celta climbed further away from the danger area though after an action packed 3-4 victory at Córdoba, Dinei netting two of the goals to give the Galicians their second win in a row. The defeat left Córdoba just a point above the bottom four, level with Las Palmas, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Gimnàstic. Marcos Márquez saved a point for the Canary Islanders with a penalty midway through the second half after his side had fallen behind, although it may not be enough to prevent under-pressure coach Juan Manuel Rodríguez from being fired. (08.11.08)