First Division - Day 15

Sevilla 3 - Zaragoza 2

Sevilla: Esteban; Redondo, Javi Navarro, Alfaro, David; Podestá, Martí (Aitor Ocio 85'), Jesús Navas (Antoñito 46'), Baptista, Reyes (Marañón 79'); Darío Silva. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Lainez (Valbuena 06'); Rebosio (Cuartero 36'), Milito, Alvaro, David Pirri; Ponzio, Generelo; Galletti (Jesús 60'), Cani, Savio; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Sevilla: Jesús Navas for Marcos Vales / Zaragoza: Generelo for Soriano.

0-1. 21. David (own goal). Deflected ball past Esteban from Galletti's cross.
0-2. 28. David Villa (penalty). After Javi Navarro pushed Alvaro in area.
1-2. 32. Podestá. Far post header into top corner from Martí's free kick.
2-2. 47. Podestá. Steered header back past Valbuena from Redondo's cross.
3-2. 70. Antoñito. Hit shot on turn which ballooned in off defender.

Sevilla came back from two goals down to beat Zaragoza 3-2, the first time this season they have strung two wins together on the trot. The Andalucians started strongly, but they found themselves behind somewhat unfortunately when David turned Galletti's cross into his own net past the wrong-footed Esteban. And worse was to come when referee Megia Dávila ruled that Javi Navarro had fouled Alvaro in the penalty area when they both challenged for a cross, David Villa converting the resulting spot kick to put the visitors two up.

The home side got a goal back soon afterwards though, Podestá celebrating his recent return to the side with a well placed header from Martí's free kick past Valbuena, who had replaced the injured Lainez in the fifth minute. And with a sudden heavy rainstorm making the ground treacherous, young midfielder Generelo (who was making his first start of the season) slid clumsily into Martí and earned himself a red card from the referee.

With a one man advantage, Caparrós decided to bring on an extra forward Antoñito in place of Jesús Navas, a young winger who has been likened to Reyes but who was a bit overawed on his first ever start for the senior team. Within two minutes the hosts were level, Podestá once again finding the net with a header from Redondo's cross. And with twenty minutes to go Antoñito put his side ahead with a shot on the turn which took a wicked deflection off a defender to send Valbuena the wrong way. Numbers were evened up near the end when an over-excited Podestá picked up a second booking, but by then Sevilla were in control and there was too little time for the visitors to come back.