Second division - day 8

Málaga's perfect record came to an end when they were beaten 2-0 by Elche on Sunday evening. Goals either side of half time by Fajardo and Miguel were enough to end the Andalusians' run of seven wins in a row and take David Vidal's side up to fifth. Earlier in the evening third placed Sporting Gijón were held to a 0-0 draw by Racing Ferrol, who themselves drop down to fifth. Eibar are just a point behind them though after a 2-0 win over Granada 74, Altuna and Del Olmo getting the goals in the second half.

Xerez and Gimnàstic drew 2-2 in a game with three penalties, the first to the locals in the opening minutes scored by Yordi after visiting keeper Roberto was sent off. A Campano penalty and a De Carlos strike turned the scoreline around, but Nàstic were left with nine men when Oscar picked up a second booking, and De Carlos gave away a third penalty a couple of minutes later which Michel converted. The other two games on Sunday finished all square as well, Castellón and Tenerife drawing 1-1 and the match between Córdoba and Salamanca ending with the same scoreline. (14.10.07)

Numancia moved up to second pending Sunday's games after a last minute 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. The game appeared to be heading for a draw after Díaz de Cerio had equalised Nagore's early goal, but Carmelo got the winner in injury time. Hércules missed out on a chance to close up on the promotion spots after they were beaten 2-1 by Alavés. Aganzo got both goals for the Vitoria based side, the second from the penalty spot two minutes from the end after César had levelled the scores a few minutes earlier.

Two managers took over their new charges this week, but neither were able to win. López Caro replaced Hristo Stoichkov at Celta midweek, but his side could only draw 1-1 at bottom club Albacete. And B team coach Antonio Calderón took over from García Remón at Cádiz, but they were beaten 1-0 by Poli Ejido. Poli move out of the relegation zone as a result, level with their opponents in the table. Later in the evening Sevilla Atlético moved up to fourth after a 0-1 victory at Las Palmas. (13.10.07)