Villarreal 2 – Almeria 1 (La Liga, November 9, 2008) After Giuseppe Rossi scored a rip-snorter from 25-yards inside the first minute, Pires swung over a right wing cross which Llorente volleyed home to put Villarreal 2-up over Almeria. Piatti scored for the second week running to bring Almeria back in the game, although looking suspiciously offside. Piatti gave Almeria a foothold in the game when he scored just after the hour mark.
Sevilla 1 – Recreativo Huelva 0 (La Liga, November 9, 2008) Freddie Kanoute planted a free header just after the hour mark to earn Sevilla the three points.
Racing Santander 1 – Sporting Gijon 0 (La Liga, November 9, 2008)
Mallorca 3 – Athletic Bilbao 3 (La Liga, November 9, 2008) Androni Iraola’s penalty on 43 minutes cancelled out Cleber Santana’s opener (11), but Mallorca then surged into a 3-1 lead thanks to a brace from Juan Arango (57 and 74). Franciso Yeste brought the score back to 3-2 with 11 minutes remaining and Fernando Llorente grabbed Bilbao’s leveller in the final minute.
Deportivo La Coruna 1 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, November 9, 2008) Andres Guardado netted the decisive goal on 37 minutes.
Numancia 2 – Betis 4 (La Liga, November 9, 2008) Javier Del Pino broke the deadlock for Numancia after 27 minutes but Achille Emana equalised from the penalty spot six minutes later. Mehmet Aurelio and Juanito then struck before halftime to give Betis a commanding lead, before Jose Barkero responded for Numancia on 56 minutes. Aurelio scored Betis’ fourth just five minutes from time to secure all three points.
Zaragoza 1 – Castellon 1 (Segunda Division, November 9, 2008)