Second division - day 14
Salamanca stay in second place, level on points with Xerez, after beating Córdoba 1-0 on Sunday evening. It was a close call though, Miku scoring the only goal near the end. Third placed Zaragoza also left it late to beat Tenerife 1-2, Ewerthon converting a late penalty after Nino had cancelled out Arizmendi's earlier strike.
Earlier in the day Hércules had briefly occupied third spot after coming from two down to draw 2-2 at Gimnàstic. Castellón lost ground on the leading group though after a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Alavés. The Vitoria based side climb away from the danger zone, as do Levante, who beat next to bottom side Alicante 0-2. (30.11.08)
Leaders Xerez threw down the gauntlet to the chasing sides with a 3-1 win over Elche on Saturday evening. The visitors had gone six games without defeat, and David Fuster put them ahead in only the second minute. But Mario Bermejo equalised and then won a penalty which Pedro Ríos converted, and Antoñito wrapped things up after the restart.
None of the other top five played on Saturday, and sixth placed Rayo Vallecano slipped up again, losing 2-1 at Albacete. Kitoko gave the Manchegans the lead in the fifth minute, and although Aganzo equalised after the restart, Iker Begoña headed the winner from a corner later on. Meanwhile Celta and Real Sociedad cancelled each other out in a 0-0 draw, a result which leaves both stranded in mid-table.
Down in the lower reaches of the table, Eibar moved out of the relegation spots with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Murcia. Toquero scored twice to leave Javier Clemente's side further down in the drop zone. Bottom club Sevilla Atlético are further adrift after losing 1-0 to Girona. And Las Palmas are only just above the bottom four after they were beaten 2-1 by Huesca. (29.11.08)