First Division - Day 24

Betis 2 - Zaragoza 1

Betis: Prats; Varela, Juanito, Lembo, Mingo; Ito (Arzu 34'), Benjamín; Joaquín (Ismael 67'), Fernando (Capi 83'), Denilson; Alfonso. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Lainez; Rebosio, Milito, Alvaro, Toledo (David Pirri 66'); Galletti (Cuartero 46'), Ponzio, Movilla, Cani; David Villa, Dani (Yordi 59'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Betis: No change / Zaragoza: Rebosio, Cani for Cuartero, Savio.

0-1. 02. Cani. Fired shot in on far post after defence failed to clear corner.
1-1. 33. Denilson. Picked up loose ball and curled shot into top corner of net.
2-1. 37. Alfonso. Ran on to Denilson's chipped cross to head past Lainez.

Betis moved up to eighth in the table after beating Zaragoza 2-1, their fourth victory in a row. The visitors took the lead though in the third minute when Cani got on the end of a corner to fire a shot past Prats, and could have extended their lead later in the half. Víctor Fernández decided to replace his captain Ito, but before he could do so Denilson levelled the scores when he collected a rebound from his own shot and curled the ball into the top corner of Lainez's net. Ito left the pitch anyway after throwing his armband onto the ground in disgust, and five minutes later Denilson cut in from the left and chipped the ball across for Alfonso to head his side in front. Neither side could add to the score after the break, and the defeat takes Zaragoza back down into the bottom three.