Second Division A - Day 5

Sevilla kept their top spot in the second division despite dropping their first points in their 1-1 draw at Leganés. It could have been worse though, Otero equalizing for them in the fifth minute of injury time. There were disgusting scenes at the end though, as Sevilla's 'fans' ripped up chairs and threw them on the pitch. The other two relegated teams Betis and Atlético Madrid met in the match of the day, and their game followed the same pattern (except for the rioting). Betis took the lead through their new signing Gastón Casas just before half time, and Atlético levelled the scores in the ninety-seventh minute when referee Fidel Valle Gil (no relation to the Atletico president?) awarded a penalty which Correa converted. The visitor's international centre forward Salva was sent off in the last minute of normal time.

Sevilla are one point ahead of newly promoted Jaén, who got their fourth 1-0 victory, this time against Universidad Las Palmas, with a goal by Carlos Torres. They have only lost one game so far by, guess what, 1-0. At least they are doing better than Universidad, who also went up this season. They haven't got a goal in five games and are currently next to bottom. The bottom club Lleida did get a goal, their first of the season, but they were beaten 2-1 by Elche, who move back up to fourth on nine points, level with Leganés and Recreativo, who drew 0-0 for the third time in five games this season (the other two finished 1-0).

All in all it was another low scoring day, with only 19 goals in the 11 matches. As well as the match at Jaén, two other games finished with the same result, with Levante's Peragón scoring the only goal against Extremadura to take them third, a point behind Jaén, and Albacete beating struggling Salamanca with a first goal by ex Barcelona star Amunike, who was making his debut. Córdoba also won by a one goal margin, away at Compostela. There was another 0-0 draw, between Getafe and Eibar, and the other two matches Ferrol versus Badajoz and Sporting versus Murcia, finished in what must be considered high scoring 2-2 draws compared to the rest. Murcia's forward Lorento even dared to score two goals, somewhat of a record for the second division this season.