Second Division - Day Twenty Three

It was a low scoring weekend in the second division as well, with only fourteen goals in the eleven games. Salamanca held on to their three point lead at the top despite losing 0-2 at home to Villarreal, but they have now only taken three points from the last five games and are in danger of losing their lead if they slip up again. The visitors goals came from Moises, now second top scorer in the league with 14 goals, and new signing Dennis Serban. Second placed Levante failed to take advantage of Salamanca's bad run, also losing 2-0 at on form Lleida, with Javi Peña scoring one and making the other. Third and fourth placed Las Palmas and Sporting cancelled each other out with a 1-1 draw. Jarni has still not joined the Las Palmas squad due to a dispute over the final fee, although this should be settled shortly. Badajoz were also surprised at home by Eibar, with Lenni scoring the only goal near the end, and with the top five failing to win, Extremadura moved back up to fourth with a single goal victory against Getafe, Rueda getting the goal. The two giant killing teams from the cup, Osasuna and Mérida, met in Navarra, but could not score a goal between the. Neither could Compostela and bottom club Toledo, nor Logroñes and Tenerife. Both clubs were in the news during the week, with the liquidator of Logroñes claiming he has found a buyer for the bankrupt club (to be confirmed), and Tenerife being docked three points for fielding an ineligible player, Jordi (from their B team), in their match against Leganés. Their 0-4 victory has been reversed, with the match being awarded to Leganés by 3-0. Atlético B continued their climb out of the relegation zone with a 0-1 away win at Leganés, with a goal ten minutes from time by Ramón, and Córdoba also did their cause a world of good with a 2-1 victory against relegation rivals Recreativo. The Huelva side's manager and board resigned a few days ago, and the local council will be putting funds into the club to ensure its future. Another team with a change of management in the last few days was Elche, who drew 1-1 against an Albacete side who have not won at home in over four months. Argentina's Jorge 'Indio' Solari, father of the Atlético player and father-in-law of Madrid's Redondo (so my sources tell me) watched his new side's draw, which still leaves them in the relegation zone together with Córdoba, Recreativo and Toledo.

See our second division results and league positions tables for details.

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