First Division - Day 22

Albacete 2 - Zaragoza 1

Albacete: Gaspercic; Oscar Montiel, Buades, Rubén, Peña; Alvaro Rubio (Jaime 46'), David Sánchez; Peralta (Mikel 71'), Pacheco, Momo (Mark González 63'); Francisco. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Luis García; Ponzio, Alvaro, Milito, Toledo; Movilla (Soriano 86'), Zapater (Javi Moreno 87'); Galletti, Oscar González, Savio; David Villa (Rubén Falcón 83'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Albacete: David Sánchez, Peralta for Viaud, Redondo / Zaragoza: Galletti for Cani.

0-1. 14. Oscar González. Headed ball into net after Toledo headed back corner.
1-1. 47. Pacheco (penalty). After ball hit Oscar on arm from close up in area.
2-1. 84. Pacheco (penalty). After Luis García ruled to have tripped Francisco.

Controversy at Albacete, where the locals ran out 2-1 winners over Zaragoza thanks to two dubious penalty decisions by referee Teixeira Vitienes. Oscar González headed the visitors into the lead on the quarter hour mark after Toledo headed back a corner, and the home fans were the first to be upset by Teixeira when he disallowed a goal by Pacheco for a non existent offside. But soon afterwards he waved play on when Ruben appeared to clear the ball with his arm inside the penalty area, and Víctor Muñoz's side could have gone further ahead had Gaspercic not tipped a long shot from Galletti over the bar.

However just two minutes after the restart the referee ruled that Oscar had handled when Momo's cross hit him on the arm from point blank range, showing him a second yellow card and consequently a red, and awarding the home side their first penalty of the season which Pacheco converted. And six minutes from the end Albacete were given a second penalty when Francisco fell under a challenge from Luis García, the referee sending off the keeper before Pacheco struck home the winner. Coach José González (who was on the bench despite an appendicitis operation only a few days ago) was clearly delighted, his team's first home win since the end of October taking them out of the bottom three.