Second division - day 2
Málaga join Castellón at the top of the table after beating Alavés 0-1 on Sunday lunchtime, Peragón heading what was to prove the only goal from Eliseu's cross twelve minutes from the end. Numancia drop out of the top three though after they drew 1-1 with Elche, who had also won on the opening day. Iván Amaya gave the locals the lead after the break, but Rafa Jordá equalised in the last minute. Gimnastic are up to fifth after a late 2-2 draw at Córdoba, Pinilla saving a point for the Catalans from the penalty spot despite playing with ten men for most of the match.
Tenerife move up into the top half of the table after a 2-0 win over Cádiz, Nino and Ayoze getting the goals either side of half time. Racing Ferrol are also undefeated after beating Poli Ejido 1-3, a result which leaves the Andalusians firmly anchored to the bottom of the table. Elsewhere Xerez and Albacete shared the points in a 1-1 draw, and Sevilla Atlético beat Salamanca 0-1 thanks to a Pablo Sánchez penalty, a victory which they dedicated to their ex team mate Antonio Puerta. (02.09.07)
Castellón top the second division after Saturday evening's games, the East coast side coming from a goal down to beat Celta 2-1. Antonio Nuñez had given Hristo Stoichkov's side the lead with twenty minutes to go, but strikes by Arana and Aurelio turned the scoreline around. Last week's leaders Sporting Gijón were held to a 2-2 draw at Las Palmas, although they were thankful to come away with a point after Jorge's late equaliser.
Real Sociedad beat local rivals Eibar 0-1 to take their first points of the season, a relief for new coach Chris Coleman. The only goal was scored by Gerardo from the penalty spot after Vaughan was fouled in the area on the hour mark. Elsewhere Hércules clocked up a late 2-3 victory at Granada 74, who were playing their first home game in the second division after taking over from Ciudad Murcia in the summer. (01.09.07)