Second division - day 19
Xerez are back on top of the second division after beating Tenerife 2-0 on Sunday lunchtime. Both sides started level on points, but Momo converted a free kick before the break and then set up Calle in the second half to take the Andalusians ahead of Zaragoza thanks to number of goals scored. Real Sociedad could have caught up with Tenerife later in the evening, but in the end they stay two points behind them after drawing 1-1 with Rayo Vallecano. Agirretxe gave the Basque side the lead, but a last minute Aganzo penalty saved a point for the visitors.
Only two points separate nine teams from fifth place downwards though, Castellón moving up to sixth after a 2-1 win over Gimnàstic. Ulloa got both the goals in the second half, with N'Gal replying for the Catalans at the end. Levante are level with Castellón after a 0-2 victory at Elche, Geijo getting the first before the break and Rubén the second from the penalty spot later on. And Girona moved up to the top half of the table after beating Eibar 2-0, the goals coming from new signings Felipe and Igor. (11.01.09)
Zaragoza top the second division after beating last week's leaders Salamanca 1-0 on Saturday evening. Substitute Braulio got the only goal late in the second half. Hércules missed out on a chance to move up in to the top three after they were surprisingly beaten 1-2 by city neighbours Alicante. Celta are now just a point behind the East coast side after a 1-2 win at Alavés, David Rodríguez scoring both goals before getting himself sent off.
All four teams in the relegation spots picked up points, with Murcia winning 1-0 against Albacete thanks to a second half strike from Despotovic. It was a second win in a row for José Campos's side, and they are now only a point from safety. Bottom club Sevilla Atlético drew 1-1 at home to Huesca, who are now sixth pending Sunday's games. And later in the evening Córdoba were held to a 0-0 draw by Las Palmas, leaving the Andalusians a point behind Murcia. (10.01.09)