First Division - Day 34

Zaragoza 5 - Osasuna 1

Zaragoza: Luis García; Zapater, Milito, Capi (Toledo 79'), Aranzábal; Movilla, Generelo; Cani, Oscar González (Camacho 75'), Savio (García Granero 84'); David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
Osasuna: Sanzol; Izquierdo, Cruchaga, Flaño, Clavero; Ortíz (David López 68'), Puñal, Muñoz, Moha; Aloisi (Iván Rosado 65'), Milosevic. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Milito, Capi, Oscar González for Ponzio, Alvaro, Toledo, / Osasuna: Sanzol, Izquierdo, Flaño, Clavero, Ortíz, Muñoz, Aloisi, Milosevic for Elía, Expósito, Josetxo, Corrales, Delporte, Pablo García, Morales, Webó.

1-0. 11. David Villa. Connected with Cani cross to beat keeper from left of goal.
2-0. 39. Savio. Lifted ball over defenders and ran through to volley shot into net.
3-0. 59. Oscar. Picked up Villa's back-heel pass and ran on to beat Sanzol.
4-0. 63. Generelo. Won ball in midfield and ran through to shoot past keeper.
4-1. 66. Moha. Latched on to loose ball outside area to curl shot over Luis García.
5-1. 85. David Villa. Collected pass from left and steered shot wide of keeper.

Zaragoza moved up to eighth in the table after hammering Osasuna 5-1 on Sunday evening. Visiting manager Javier Aguirre made no less than eight changes to a side which had played a rescheduled league game only three days before and they paid the price, even though they could have taken the lead early on had Ortíz passed to the unmarked Aloisi rather than trying to score himself. However a couple of minutes later David Villa got on the end of Cani's cross behind the defence to beat Sanzol from a wide angle.

Muñoz came close to equalising later in the half when he crashed a shot against the foot of the post, but Sanzol had to be at his best to save from Savio at the other end. And five minutes before the break Savio went one better, lifting the ball over a cluster of three defenders and running past them to volley the ball into the net.

Víctor Muñoz was serving out a one match ban after picking up his fifth booking last week, and had to watch from the stands. His side didn't need him though and started to put on a display of football with two goals in four minutes around the hour mark, Oscar González running on to a clever back-heel pass from Villa to get his side's third and Generelo winning the ball in his own half and battling through to score a fourth.

Moha pulled one back just three minutes later with an excellent dipping shot from outside of the area which caught Luis García off his line, but Villa wrapped things up with his second of the night after substitutes Camacho and García Granero combined to set him up. It was an impressive display, and Zaragoza are still not out of contention for one of the European spots this season.