Second division - day 4
Málaga made it four wins out of four after beating Castellón 2-3 on Sunday lunchtime. Peragón, Baha and Hidalgo got the goals, although late strikes by Nakor and Reggi put the result in doubt right up to the end. They are two points ahead of three teams, including Hércules, who won 0-1 at Tenerife thanks to a Farinós penalty. Gimnastic missed out though, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Eibar allowing the Basque side to catch them in the table.
A first win for Celta at last, Antonio Nuñez getting the only goal in a 0-1 result at Poli Ejido to take some pressure off coach Hristo Stoichkov. And their were first victories too for two other sides, Córdoba beating Sevilla Atlético 2-1 and Salamanca winning 3-1 against Granada 74. All move away from the drop zone, leaving Albacete, Las Palmas, Alaves and Xerez in the bottom four. (16.09.07)
Numancia head the second division pending Málaga's game on Sunday after a 1-4 win at Albacete. Moreno, Brit, Carmelo and Alvarez got the goals to leave their opponents further down in the drop zone. Newly promoted Racing Ferrol are level with Numancia on ten points though after a 0-1 victory at Elche, Jonathan Pereira getting the only goal midway through the first half.
Real Sociedad came back from a goal down to beat Las Palmas 2-3, getting their revenge for their midweek defeat in the cup. The Canary Islanders had their keeper sent off in only the third minute, and strikes from Gerardo, Vaughan and Díaz de Cerio turned the result around. Elsewhere Real's Basque neighbours Alavés got their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Cádiz, and Sporting Gijón continued their good start with a 0-2 win at Xerez. (15.09.07)