The fight for promotion from the second division is tighter than ever after the top six all failed to win. Leaders Xerez stay three points clear at the top though after coming back from two down to draw 2-2 at Levante. Mario Bermejo got both goals for the Andalusians in the second half. Hércules remain in third spot after they too drew 2-2 against direct rivals Zaragoza. Ewerthon gave the locals an early lead, but two in a minute midway through the second half from Sales and Delibasic turned the scoreline around before Zapater levelled the scores once again.
Salamanca took advantage to rejoin the promotion race with a 4-0 victory over Gimnàstic, with Miku getting two of the goals after the restart. Real Sociedad also improved their position with a 1-0 win over bottom club Sevilla Atlético, although they made hard work of it before Aranburu scored late on. Earlier in the day local rivals Elche and Murcia cancelled each other out in a 1-1 draw which leaves both in the lower half of the table. (08.03.09)
Tenerife stay in second spot after a 2-2 draw at Alicante on Saturday evening, although they will regret not taking the three points after Alfaro and Nino had given them a two goal lead at the break. Their closest contenders failed to win as well though, with Rayo Vallecano fighting back to 1-1 draw against Girona, and Castellón losing 2-1 at Córdoba despite taking a first half lead.
Córdoba's win means they move out of the drop zone, and they will be replaced in the bottom four by Alavés who lost 2-1 at fellow relegation rivals Las Palmas later in the evening. Eibar sank further down in the table though after a 2-0 defeat at Albacete, and Celta are still in the danger zone after Eusebio's new side lost 0-1 at home to Huesca. (07.03.09)