Second division, day 7
High scoring Levante are two points clear of Las Palmas at the top of the second division after winning 0-2 away at Numancia. The first goal came after a quarter of an hour when Amato headed home a Mijatovic free kick, and substitute Congo made it two near the end, turning in Jofre's cross.
Terrassa hang on to third spot after drawing 1-1 at home to Tenerife. The referee incomprehensibly ruled out a spectacular headed goal by Gibernel for the home side early on, and then they found themselves behind when Paunovic headed Dani's cross past Morales. However debutant Fernando equalised a minute later.
Last week's leaders Xerez drop out of the top three after losing 0-1 at home to Salamanca. Jorge D'Alessandro took over as manager of the visitors midweek after Balta resigned, and he saw his side take the lead before the break when a long free kick from Aurelio beat everybody. Then in the last few minutes Stelea saved a penalty from Pineda to take Salamanca out of the bottom four.
Albacete are in fifth place after drawing 1-1 at Leganés. Visiting keeper Carlos Roa was in great form and kept out Sivori and Emery before his side took the lead with a Perera penalty after the break. However the keeper was beaten in the end when a free kick came off the bar and went in off the back of his own defender Siviero. Albacete ended with ten men after Pablo picked up a second booking near the end.
Murcia's good run came to an end when they were beaten 1-0 by Badajoz. The only goal came midway through the first half from Leandro, following Nené's pass. Earlier on Tito had hit the bar for the visitors. Both teams had a player sent off in injury time, Alfonso for the visitors and then Marcos Mato for the home side.
Zaragoza recorded their second win of the season after beating struggling Oviedo 3-1. After a goal-less first half, a goalkeeping mistake let in Galletti for the first goal, and Aragón and Corona added two in a minute soon afterwards, the first directly from a corner. Oli headed one back near the end, but Oviedo stay in next to bottom place.
The only consolation for the Asturians is that their neighbours Sporting Gijon are below them in bottom spot. They were in line to win their first game of the season after Soto scrambled a goal five minutes from the end against Poli Ejido, but their opponents saved a point with an injury time strike from Rios.
Last week's bottom team Almería did get their first victory of the season, 2-1 against a Compostela side who made the long journey across Spain by bus due to lack of funds. Maikel put the visitors in front but two goals from Bilic, the first from the penalty spot, turned the game around. Even so Almería's keeper Barbero saved an injury time penalty which could have spoilt everything again. (20.10.02)
Las Palmas moved top of the second division pending Sunday's games after a 2-1 victory over Getafe. All three goals came in the first half, with under 21 international Rubén putting the home side ahead from Alvaro's pass with just under half an hour gone. Luis López equalised from the penalty spot five minutes later after Lima fouled Craioveanu, but Monteagudo got on the end of Baiano's free kick almost immediately to re-establish the lead. The home side ended the game with nine men after Angel López and then Lima were sent off in the second half.
Eibar won their first game in four after defeating Racing Ferrol 1-0. The only goal of the match came midway through the first half from Miguel after Racing keeper De Navas botched a goal kick. Elsewhere, Córdoba keeper Jauregui was instrumental in saving a point for his side in a 0-0 draw at Elche. (19.10.02)