Second Division - Day 11

Osasuna are now two points clear at the top of the table after a 2-2 draw against Barcelona B on Friday night, although any one of five teams could overtake them later this weekend. The Pamplona based team found themselves two goals down in the first half hour, José Arnáiz setting up David Concha and Carles Aleñá to score. Quique got one back from a Clerc cross before the break, and Fran Mérida made it all square just two minutes after the restart, but Mérida was sent off for a second bookable offence a few minutes later. (20.10.17)

Granada are up to second in the table pending Sunday’s games after a 1-3 victory at Numancia on Saturday evening. The Andalusians started the match two points below their hosts, but strikes by Pedro and Joselu pt them two up at the break. The locals had Markel sent off on the stroke of half time for a foul on Machís, and although Guillermo got one back from the penalty spot after Montoro beorought down Pere Milla with two minutes to go, Manuj wrapped things up after Machís set him up on a quick breakaway just a minute later. Huesca are also level on 19 points with Granada though after they beat Cádiz 1-0. Lluis Sastre headed the only goal early on from a long pass by Vadillo to leave the Andalusians near the bottom of the table after a seventh game in a row without a win.

Tenerife are now two points below the play-off spots after a 2-2 draw at Lorca, although they will be happy with a point after going two behind in the first half. Acosta put through his own net and Manu Apeh made it two shortly before the break, but Juan Carlos converted a penalty after keeper Torgnascioli brought down Delibasic on the stroke of half time, and Casedesús fired home the equaliser with seven minutes to go. Lorca stay down in the relegation spots, now four points above bottom club Sevilla Atlético, who also drew 2-2 against Zaragoza. Carlos Fernández put the youngsters ahead twice at the start of the first and second halves, but Borja Iglesias levelled it both times. (21.10.17)

As equal as ever in the second division, last week’s top six teams all drawing their respective matches, and only two points between the top eight. Lugo stay level on points with Osasuna in second spot though after they drew 2-2 at Valladolid, a Herrera strike and a Polaco penalty putting the Galicians two up at the break, but two more penalties from Michel and Mata saving the day for the locals. Lugo ended with ten men after Bernardo was sent off with twenty minutes to go. Sporting Gijón and Rayo Vallecano remain a point behind the leaders after they drew 1-1, Michael Santos heading the Asturians in front early on, but Raúl de Tomás heading the equaliser before the break.

Further down the table Alcorcón moved out of the bottom four after a 0-3 win at Nàstic, Peña firing the Madrid based team into the lead midway through the first half, and Dorca and Dumitru adding two more after the restart. Córdoba are in next to bottom spot after they lost 2-0 at Oviedo, a Guardiola own goal on the hour mark and an injury time strike from Johannesson taking the Asturians four points clear of the relegation spots. It was a bad start for Juan Merino, who was in charge of the Andalusians for the first time after taking over from Luis Carrión a few days ago. Reus stay a point ahead of Oviedo in tenth spot after they won 0-1 at Almería, Borja getting the only goal shortly before the interval to take the Catalans two points above their hosts. (22.10.17)

Cultural Leonesa and Albacete drew 0-0 in the Monday night game, a result which keeps the locals in thirteenth spot, and leaves the Manchegans still down in the relegation sone, albeit level on points with Nàstic. (23.10.17)