Second division - day 25

Xerez opened up a five point gap at the top of the table after beating neighbours Córdoba 1-2 on Sunday lunchtime. Aythami got the goal to make it five wins in a row after each side had scored from the penalty spot. Hércules are just a point outside the promotion spots after a 1-2 victory at Real Sociedad later in the evening. Rubén Navarro scored twice for the visitors before Xabi Prieto got one back later on.

Salamanca are now five points behind the top three after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Girona, and Levante also lose ground after a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Alavés. The Vitoria based side are just a point away from climbing back out of the relegation spots, but Alicante appear to be on their way back down to the second division B after losing 1-3 to Gimnàstic. (22.02.09)

Rayo Vallecano moved back up in to the top three after a narrow 1-0 victory over bottom club Sevilla Atlético on Saturday evening. Jofre got the only goal to take them above Zaragoza, who were beaten 2-0 by Elche. Tenerife stay in second spt though after drawing 0-0 at Huesca.

Castellón stay outside of the promotion spots after a 2-0 defeat at Albacete, and Celta are almost out of the running for promotion after losing 1-2 to Eibar. Murcia move above the Galicians in the table after a 0-1 victory at Las Palmas, who are now only just above the relegation zone. (21.02.09)