OSASUNA CLIMB OFF THE BOTTOM
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Osasuna started the day level on points with Santander but moved three points ahead of them thanks to a second-half brace from Ivan Rosado.
Rosado struck twice in four minutes after an hour to earn the win, despite a late consolation from Garcia Calvo.
Third-bottom Numancia moved above Real Sociedad and condemned Santander to bottom spot when they won their relegation battle 1-0 thanks to an own goal by Luis Miguel Ramis after 14 minutes.
Malaga moved up into ninth place in the table with a 2-1 win away at sixth place Villarreal.
A brace from striker Dario Silva gave Malaga only their third away win of the season and send them flying up the table, while Villarreal stay in sixth despite a goal from Rodolfo Arruabarrena.
Celta Vigo moved into mid-table and eased fears of relegation with a 1-0 win at home to Oviedo, a goal from Henriquen Catanha sealing the points for the home side after 58 minutes.
In the other games, Las Palmas and Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0 in Gran Canaria, while Alaves came away from Espanyol with a point thanks to the same scoreline.