Second division - day 13
Second placed Numancia lost a bit of ground on Málaga after a 0-0 draw at Cádiz on Sunday evening, and they ended the weekend three points behind the leaders. Fifth placed Elche also failed to close up on the top three after losing 3-1 at Salamanca, a second minute goal from Michel overturned by a Quique Martín penalty and strikes from Jorge Alonso and David Rodríguez in the last half hour of the match. Celta moved to within a point of David Vidal's side after beating Hércules 0-1, Jesús Perera getting the only goal three minutes after the restart.
Córdoba dropped to seventh after drawing 1-1 with Poli Ejido, a controversial goal from Castell in the fourth minute of injury time cancelling out Arteaga's earlier strike. Tenerife climbed back into the top half of the table after a comfortable 3-1 win over struggling Xerez, moving ahead of Eibar and Castellón who could only draw 0-0. And Alavés distanced themselves from the drop zone after a 3-1 win over Las Palmas, who are now firmly anchored to the foot of the table. (18.11.07)
Four matches in the second division on Saturday, with Málaga consolidating their place at the top after coming from behind to beat Racing Ferrol 4-2. The Galicians were two up at the break thanks to a Gaitán own goal and a strike from Pereira, but two from Hidalgo after the restart levelled the scores, and Gerardo and Peragón wrapped things up later on. Sporting Gijón move back up to third after beating last week's incumbent Sevilla Atlético 1-3. A Lolo own goal and a shot from Kike Mateo gave the Asturians a two goal lead by half time, and although David Prieto got one back for the locals, Barral finished them off near the end.
The game between Gimnàstic and Real Sociedad, two of the sides relegated last season, ended in a 1-1 draw. Delibasic put the Basque side ahead midway through the first half, but they had Víctor López sent off before half time and the Catalans took advantage to equalise through Dani Tortolero with ten minutes to go. Meanwhile Albacete's nightmare season continued with a 1-0 defeat at Granada 74, and the Manchegans sink further down in the drop zone. Borja Criado got the only goal for the home side in the eightieth minute. (17.11.07)