Second Division A - Day 8

Oviedo inched to the top of the table with their second score-less draw in a row, this time at struggling Levante on Saturday evening. Oviedo's Oli was sent off 20 minutes from the end with a direct red card, but they held on to maintain their unbeaten record. Levante's manager José Carlos Granero argued with home fans after the game and may be replaced soon if things don't improve, with his side just outside the relegation spots. Oviedo hold on to top spot on goal average after leaders Burgos were beaten 1-0 by Eibar. Kortina headed the only goal a quarter of an hour from time from Garai's long pass.

Atlético Madrid lost their first game of the season 2-1 to Sporting Gijon thanks to two penalties in the second half. Correa gave Atlético the lead in a first half which they dominated, but Lozano equalised from the penalty spot just after the break after Aguilera brought down the Sporting forward. The match seemed to be heading for a draw when Alvarez was sandwiched between Carreras and Colsa in injury time, and Ledhiakov stepped up to beat Burgos from the spot once again. Xerez moved back level with Atlético in third place after beating Jaén 0-2 away in a local derby. Mena scored early on for the visitors with a shot which keeper Emilio let through his hands, and Pereira got the second in injury time. Both teams meet again in the cup midweek.

Racing Santander sank back into the relegation zone after losing to their namesake Racing Ferrol by 2-0. Their new technical director Quique Setién took over as caretaker manager from Gustavo Benítez, who was sacked midweek after their poor start to the season. It did them little good though as they fell to goals from Manel and Burlé, and Ferrol rise up to fifth in the league with a game in hand over all their rivals. Salamanca are a point behind them after a thrilling 3-3 draw against another of the teams in the bottom spots, Gimnastic Tarragona. After leading with an early Marinescu penalty when Mutiu was brought down in the area, they found themselves behind as Deus and then Pinilla scored. Pinilla made it three for Nástic from the penalty spot before the interval, but second half goals from Makukula and then Nan Ribera in injury time salvaged a point.

Recreativo moved back to the top half of the table with a 1-0 victory over bottom club Poli Ejido, who have yet to win a game. The only goal came from Raúl Molina in the eighth minute. They draw level with Albacete, who were held to a 0-0 draw by Córdoba, themselves in a group of four teams a point behind their opponents. Murcia head that group on goal average after drawing 1-1 at struggling Badajoz, Loreto giving them the lead before Marín scored what was only their rivals' second goal of the season. Both teams ended up with ten men after Jornet got sent off for the home side and Carrero for the visitors, and Murcia's Aguilar missed his second penalty in a week near the end.

Elche are just behind Murcia after they too drew 1-1, coming from behind at Numancia. A late Nino goal saved them a point after Rosu had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot in the second half. Numancia drop to within two points of the relegation zone. Finally Leganés complete the group on eleven points after their second victory of the season, beating Extremadura 2-0 with goals from Oscar and Arnal, the second coming despite the fact that the home side were down to ten men after Julian Ronda picked up a second yellow card.