First Division - Day 10

Zaragoza 0 - Málaga 2

Zaragoza: Láinez (Juanmi 65'); Cuartero, Paco, Aguado, Esquerdinho; Juanele, Toro Acuña (Aragón 65'), José Ignacio, Chainho (Galletti 65'); Yordi, Bilic. 4-4-2.
Málaga: Contreras; Rojas, Litos, Fernando Sanz, Roteta; Gerardo, Miguel Angel, Romero, Musampa (Leko 92'); Darío Silva (Edgar 78'), Dely Valdés (Canabal 10'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Paco, Toro Acuña, Chainho, Yordi for Rebosio, Pablo, Ferrón, Garitano / Málaga: No change.

0-1. 09. Musampa. Took deep pass from Darío Silva and shot across keeper.
0-2. 52. Musampa. Weak shot which went through keeper's hands.

Málaga climbed out of the danger zone above their opponents with a well earned victory in the Romareda stadium, their first in Zaragoza for 48 years. Holland's Kiki Musampa got both their goals, the first early on after good work from Gerardo and Darío Silva, and the second after the half time interval with a shot which keeper Láinez let right through his hands. A few minutes later Láinez was forced to leave the field with a shoulder injury after colliding with Canabal, Juanmi coming on to mixed reactions from the crowd after refusing to renew his contract with the Aragones side. Musampa could have had his hat-trick a couple of minutes later if his shot had been more on target, but in the end Peiró decided to close the game down, taking off Darío Silva who deliberately forced the referee to give him his fifth yellow card of the season by walking off slowly, knowing that he would be away on international duty next week.

Zaragoza's performance was disappointing despite the return of Toro Acuña, with only Bilic showing any form, and they ended the day down in sixteenth place. Their manager Txetxu Rojo was booed by home fans at the end, and his future depends to a large extent on his team beating Servette in the UEFA cup next Thursday. Málaga climb up the table to twelfth, although an early injury to Dely Valdés caused them some concern, and with Darío Silva due to be away on international duty for the next month they could be short of strike power for their next few games.