Second division - day 23

Málaga stay in top spot after Numancia lost 0-1 at home to Elche on Sunday evening. Miguel got the only goal early on to take David Vidal's side up to fourth, level on points with Sporting. Elsewhere Hércules and Granada 74 stay in mid-table after a dull 0-0 draw, a result which left local coach Andoni Goikoetxea in a delicate position. Down at the foot of the table, Racing Ferrol moved off the bottom to the after beating the team above them Poli Ejido 2-0. New signing Alvaro Antón got both the goals after the break. Gimnàstic are just outside the drop zone after drawing 2-2 against Córdoba, Juanlu saving a point for the Andalusians in the fifth minute of injury time after two goals from Campano had put the home side ahead. (03.02.08)

Sporting Gijón hold on to third spot despite a 0-1 defeat the hands of Las Palmas on Sunday lunchtime. Adrián Colunga scored the goal with just under an hour gone to take the Canary Islanders out of the bottom four. Sevilla Atlético moved up to fourth, just behind the Asturians on goal difference, after a late 2-1 win over Salamanca in their midday kick off. Juanjo headed the winner two minutes from the end after a long Jorge Alonso free kick had cancelled out an earlier free kick from Salva Sevilla. (03.02.08)

Málaga return to the top of the table pending Numancia's match on Sunday after a 1-0 victory over Alavés. Apoño got the only goal twenty minutes into the second half to give the Andalusians their first win in four games. Meanwhile Fourth placed Celta were beaten 1-2 by Castellón, who have not lost since Pepe Murcia took over as coach at the end of last year. Tabares opened the scoring early on and Oberman got a second before Jorge pulled one back with a shot from over 50 metres out.

Real Sociedad couldn't take advantage though, the Basque side held to a 1-1 draw by neighbours. Eibar. Goiria put the visitors ahead midway through the second half, but Díaz de Cerio equalised a minute later. A carnival atmosphere in Cádiz, although the local fans had little to entertain them as their side drew 0-0 with Tenerife. Celebrations though at Albacete, where new signing Alustiza started to pay off his transfer fee with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Xerez. (02.02.08)