First Division - Day 13

Zaragoza 0 - Sevilla 2

Zaragoza: César; Ponzio, Gabriel Milito, Alvaro, Toledo; Cani, Zapater, Celades (Generelo 60'), Ewerthon (Valbuena 40'); Sergio García, Diego Milito (Lafita 70'). 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, David Prieto (Luis Fabiano 56'), Dragutinovic, David; Jesús Navas, Martí, Jordi, Adriano; Saviola (Pablo Ruíz 67'), Kanouté (Kepa 80'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Zapater, Ewerthon, Sergio García for Generelo, Oscar González, Savio / Sevilla: David Prieto, Dragutinovic, Jordi, Saviola for Javi Navarro, Aitor Ocio, Maresca, Luis Fabiano.

0-1. 58. Saviola. Ran on to deflected pass and beat keeper from left of area.
0-2. 91. Alves. Following up after Valbuena saved shot from Luis Fabiano.

Sevilla returned to the Champions League spots thanks to a 0-2 victory over struggling Zaragoza. The home side had not won for eight games in a row, and under pressure coach Víctor Muñoz decided to change his system and play with two strikers. But even though the visitors were theoretically tired after their midweek UEFA cup tie, the locals were unable to penetrate a defence which have only let in six goals in twelve games, and César had to be on his toes to stop a couple of efforts from Jesús Navas.

The keeper had to leave the field five minutes before the break though after being shown a red card for handling the ball outside of the area, and Valbuena took over between the sticks. For a few minutes that seemed to inspire them to better things, and Sergio García hit the post as they pegged their opponents back. But a few minutes in to the second half Saviola beat the offside trap to fire a shot low past the keeper, and the visitors were in front. Víctor made a couple of changes, but there was no reaction, and substitute Luis Fabiano could have increased the lead when he hit the post. With the game coming to an end though Daniel Alves did make it two on a quick counter-attack, leaving Víctor's job hanging on a thread.