Spanish Super Cup 2004/2005

The Spanish Supercup is played over two legs just before the start of the regular season between the league champions and the cup winners, who last season were Valencia and Zaragoza respectively. (01.07.04)

First leg - 21 August 2004

Zaragoza 0 - Valencia 1

Zaragoza: Luis García; Cuartero, Alvaro, Milito, Toledo; Galletti (Cani 79'), Movilla (Generelo 79'), Zapater, Savio; Javi Moreno (Drulic 67'), David Villa. 4-4-2.
Valencia: Cañizares; Curro Torres, David Navarro, Pellegrino, Carboni; Albelda, Baraja; Rufete (Fiore 88'), Angulo, Vicente (Corradi 85'); Di Vaio (Mista 69'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 61. Vicente. Bent free kick round defensive wall and in off far post.

The official season in Spain began with the first leg of the Supercup between last season's league champions Valencia and cup winners Zaragoza. The visitors had the better of the first half, with Angulo hitting the bar close to the break. Savio did go close himself at the other end, but Vicente gave Ranieri's side the lead on the hour mark when he beat keeper Luis García with a well struck free kick. Cani came close to equalising when he hit the bar with a long effort near the end, but it was Valencia who took the spoils and who should wrap up the first trophy of the season in the second leg next Tuesday.

Second leg - 24 August 2004

Valencia 1 - Zaragoza 3

Valencia: Cañizares; Caneira, David Navarro, Pellegrino, Carboni; Albelda, Baraja (Aimar 46'); Rufete (Angulo 46'), Mista, Fiore; Corradi (Xisco 65'). 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Luis García; Cuartero, Alvaro, Milito, Toledo; Galletti (Soriano 70'), Movilla, Zapater (Generelo 60'), Savio; Javi Moreno, David Villa (Cani 55'). 4-4-2.

0-1. 10. Alvaro. On far post after Savio crossed following short corner.
0-2. 33. Galletti. Ran on to long Villa pass to shoot past advancing Cañizares.
1-2. 52. Corradi. From close up after Angulo played on Caneira cross.
1-3. 82. Javi Moreno. Got above defence to head corner past Cañizares.

A surprise in the second leg of the Spanish Supercup, with unfavoured Zaragoza recovering from their first leg home defeat to beat Valencia 1-3. Víctor Muñoz's side raced into a two goal lead within the first half hour, Alvaro levelling the tie with a header from Savio's cross and Galletti making it two after Villa set him up. Ranieri brought on Angulo and Aimar at the break, and Corradi pulled one back soon after the restart. But the visitors didn't lose their nerves, and Javi Moreno put the result beyond doubt with a late headed goal.

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