Second division, day 19

Numancia moved back to the top of the table after they held Alavés to a 1-1 draw in Vitoria. The Soria based side moved ahead of Levante on goal difference after they were beaten 0-1 by Xerez. Meanwhile third placed Sporting Gijon took advantage to close the gap on the top two to a single point after a Bilic penalty gave them a 0-1 win against promotion rivals Cádiz.

The story of the week though was at Leganés, where Argentine businessman Daniel Grimback walked out on the club only a few months after taking over, leaving them to an uncertain fate. The Madrid based side bounced back though to win 1-2 against bottom club Algeciras, who are now eight points away from safety after the teams above them all picked up points.

Rayo Vallecano moved out of the bottom four, leaving their place to Las Palmas, after two injury time goals gave them a 2-3 win at Córdoba, and Málaga B kept up their hopes of survival with a 1-0 win over Eibar. Recreativo also moved away from the danger zone with a 3-0 win over Elche, and Terrassa did likewise after a late goal gave them a 2-3 victory at Salamanca. (11.01.04)

All three games played on Saturday ended in draws, with Getafe coming from two goals down to square at 2-2 at home to Ciudad de Murcia. Both Canary Island sides drew 0-0, managerless Tenerife away at Almería, and Las Palmas at home to Poli Ejido. (10.01.04)

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