First Division - Day 14

Zaragoza 0 - Espanyol 1

Zaragoza: Luis García; Cuartero (Ponzio 46'), Alvaro, Milito, Toledo; Galletti, Movilla (Generelo 75'), Zapater, Savio; David Villa, Javi Moreno (Oscar González 60'). 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Ibarra, Lopo, Pochettino, David García; Maxi, Ito, De la Peña (Alex Fernández 71'), Oscar Serrano (Amavisca 48'); Dani, Tamudo (Martín Posse 88'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Toledo, David Villa for Aranzábal, Cani / Espanyol: Lopo, Pochettino, Tamudo for Jarque, Soldevilla, Corominas.

0-1. 31. Tamudo. Pulled down long cross from Dani and fired shot past keeper.

Espanyol moved up level with second placed Madrid on points after beating Zaragoza 0-1. The Catalans had not lost in the Romareda stadium in six years, and they started well, Ibarra putting a long shot wide and Tamudo (returning to side after an injury) going close on a couple of occasions. Javi Moreno headed over at the other end and Kameni had to save from Galletti, but the visitors were on top and produced a long passing move involving almost the entire team before Tamudo picked up the final pass from Dani to put his side in front.

Kameni was in action after that, tipping a Toledo header over the bar and catching a dangerous Savio free kick before the interval. But Lotina's side closed things down in the second half, and the only real danger came five minutes from the end when Galletti shot wide from right of goal. Tamudo went off to hand his place to Martín Posse, who should have wrapped things up a couple of minutes later when he shot wide with only the keeper to beat. But Espanyol had recorded their fourth away win this season, and continue to ride high in the table.