First Division - Day 14

Cádiz 1 - Zaragoza 2

Cádiz: Armando; Varela, De Quintana, De la Cuesta, Raúl López; Fleurquín, Suárez (Bezares 60'); Enrique (Estoyanoff 60'), Pavoni, Iván Anía (Jonathan Sesma 72'); Oli. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: César; Cuartero (Zapater 46'), Gabriel Milito, Alvaro, Toledo; Celades (Movilla 46'), Ponzio, Generelo (Oscar González 56'); Cani, Ewerthon; Diego Milito. 4-3-2-1.

Team changes: Cádiz: Fleurquín, Pavoni, Oli for Bezares, Jonathan Sesma, Mirosavljevic / Zaragoza: Cuartero, Generelo for Zapater, Sergio García.

1-0. 16. Enrique. Ran on to Pavoni pass and lifted ball over keeper to score.
1-1. 68. Cani. Struck shot from outside of area which bounced past keeper.
1-2. 69. Ewerthon. Picked up long throw and fired shot on turn in off crossbar.

Two goals in a minute gave Zaragoza a 1-2 win at Cádiz, saving the head of Víctor Muñoz for another week at least. The visiting coach had been given an ultimatum by his board last weekend after another disappointing result, but an agonizing victory in the cup after a penalty shoot-out against Xerez had given him a lifeline. However it looked as if it was curtains this time as the home side came out strongly, De la Cuesta having a headed goal disallowed for offside and Enrique going close before the midfielder finished off a neat passing move between Suárez and Pavoni to open the scoring. And only an excellent save from César prevented Iván Ania from making it two before the break.

The visitors were a different side after the break though, and Diego Milito was unlucky to be ruled offside when he fired a shot past Armando soon after the restart. But a few minutes later Cani levelled the scores with a long shot which Armando could perhaps have stopped, and sixty seconds later Ewerthon collected a long throw to fire a shot in off the bar and put his side in front. Pavoni had a chance to square the match again after Estoyanoff set him up, but he shot wide with the goal at his mercy, and Pino turned down a penalty appeal after Cani blocked a Bezares header with his arm at point blank range. But it was not to be, and the home fans will have to wait a little longer for that elusive hundredth first division victory in the Ramón de Carranza stadium.