Second division, day 12

Numancia powered their way back to the top of the table with a 7-0 win over Ciudad de Murcia on Sunday, six different players getting their names on the scoresheet. The Soria based side have yet to let in a goal at home, and they move ahead of last week's leaders Almería, who were held to a 0-0 draw at bottom club Terrassa. In the last match of the evening, Elche moved up to within two points of the top three with a 2-0 victory over Tenerife.

Rayo Vallecano's new manager Jorge D'Alessandro had an immediate effect, and his side's 2-1 victory over Sporting Gijon takes them out of the relegation zone. Málaga B also climb out of the bottom four with their second victory in a row, 1-2 over Poli Ejido, who replace them in nineteenth place. Managerless Xerez also ended the weekend in the drop zone after losing 1-2 to Getafe, and in the other match on Sunday, Salamanca and Recreativo (who are also looking for a new coach) drew 1-1. (16.11.03)

Third placed Levante were held to a 0-0 draw by Alavés in one of four games played on Saturday evening. The Vitoria based side move up level on points with fourth placed Cádiz, who lost 1-0 to neighbours Córdoba, and Eibar, who came from behind with two late goals to beat Leganés 1-2. Las Palmas also recovered after going two down at home to Algeciras, scoring twice in the second half to draw 2-2. (15.11.03)

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