La Liga round-up
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia's are without a win in ten games after a 0-0 home draw with Real Zaragoza.Valencia's winless run has now extended to ten games following a 0-0 home draw with Real Zaragoza.
The result will heap more pressure on boss Claudio Ranieri as his side lose more ground on La Primera's pace-setters.
Sevilla also suffered a miserable weekend, slipping to an unexpected defeat at basement boys Numancia.
The strugglers sacked coach Francisco during the week and installed director of sport Maximo Hernandez as caretaker manager and it seemed to do the trick.
Sevilla appeared to be heading for victory when Antonio Puerta put then ahead just after the hour mark, but two goals in the final ten minutes from Aldo Osorio and Jose Antonio handed Numancia only their second league win of the season.
Deportivo La Coruna got a much-needed victory with a narrow 1-0 win over high-flying Levante.
The Galicians scraped home at the Riazor courtesy of a second-half Diego Tristan penalty which was awarded after a dubious foul by Jesule on Cesar.
Espanyol maintained their excellent form and moved up into second spot with a hard-fought 2-1 home success over Racing Santander.
Javi Guerrero cancelled out Dani's early opener, but Argentine Maxi Rodriguez converted a penalty with ten minutes remaining to clinch victory.
Athletic Bilbao inflicted Villarreal's first defeat in six at the San mames with a 2-1 victory.
A brace from Spain international Ismael Urzaiz (46 and 51) ensured that Jose Mari's strike just before the hour mark was no more than a conslolation.
Osasuna edged past Real Sociedad courtesy of a solitary Richard Morales effort twenty minutes from time.
Meanwhile, Getafe collected their second consecutive win with another 1-0 triumph, this time over Malaga with Francisco Gallrado proving the match-winner after 46 minutes.
Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Villarreal
Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 Levante
Espanyol 2-1 Racing Santander
Getafe 1-0 Malaga
Numancia 2-1 Sevilla
Osasuna 1-0 Real Sociedad
Valencia 0-0 Real Zaragoza