Second division, day 14

Levante produced another goal-less draw, this time against Recreativo Huelva, to hold on to second spot above Almería on goal difference. The Valencia based side have only let in four goals all season, whilst their opponents have now shared the points ten times in fourteen games. The result leaves Numancia four points clear at the top of the table.

The battle for the promotion spots is hotting up though, with only three points separating six sides. Eibar are a surprising fourth after beating Ciudad de Murcia 1-3 with two goals from Brit, and they are level with Cádiz, who drew 0-0 at Salamanca, and Alavés, who won 1-3 at Poli Ejido. Sporting Gijon are just a point behind them after they too won 1-3, at Leganés on Sunday lunchtime.

Rayo Vallecano shouldn't be ruled out just yet though, and they made it three wins in a row under new manager Jorge D'Alessandro after coming from a goal down to beat Málaga B 2-1. Xerez's new coach Esteban Vigo is also having early success, and his side climb out of the relegation spots after a 2-1 win over bottom club Algeciras, who had two men sent off.(30.11.03)

Numancia moved further ahead at the top of the second division, coming from behind to win 2-1 win against Tenerife. Meanwhile Tenerife's neighbours Las Palmas recovered from a goal down themselves to win 3-1 and end Córdoba's run of four victories in a row. Third placed Almería lost the chance to keep up with the leaders after Elche came back with two late goals to draw 3-3, and Getafe moved up to fifth in the table after a 1-2 win at struggling Terrassa. (29.11.03)

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