First Division - Day 6

Real Sociedad 1 - Zaragoza 3

Real Sociedad: Riesgo; Gerardo, Labaka, Ansotegui, Garrido; Diego Rivas, Aranburu; Xabi Prieto, Mikel Alonso (Uranga 61'), Fabio Felicio (Skoubo 70'); Kovacevic (Garitano 38'). 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Sergio, Gabriel Milito, Juanfran; Celades, Zapater (Ponzio 85'), Aimar, D'Alessandro (Lafita 75'); Sergio García (Oscar González 66'), Diego Milito. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Real: Aranburu for Novo / Zaragoza: Gabriel Milito, Celades, Sergio García for Piqué, Ponzio, Ewerthon.

1-0. 28. Xabi Prieto (penalty). After Kovacevic fouled by Juanfran inside area.
1-1. 33. Diego Milito (penalty). After referee ruled that defender had handled ball.
1-2. 54. Diogo. Lifted ball over defender and poked low shot past keeper.
1-3. 58. Diego Milito. Turned ball in on far post from Sergio García cross.

Zaragoza drove another nail in to the coffin of Real Sociedad manager José Marí Bakero, a 1-3 win leaving the Basque side firmly rooted down at the foot of the table with five defeats in a row and only one point to their name. The visitors though move up to seventh place, just a point outside of the European spots.

As in other matches the referee played an important part in the final outcome, Ramírez Domínguez awarding a penalty to the home side which Xabi Prieto converted after Kovacevic was pulled down, but then sending off Rivas for a second booking. And a minute later Ramírez gave a penalty to the visitors for a non existent hand ball after Gerardo headed the ball away.

Diego Milito converted the kick to level the scores, and Diogo put the visitors ahead early in the second half, picking up a long pass on the left of goal and lifting the ball over the head of Xabi Prieto before poking a shot through a crowd of players. And Diego Milito wrapped things up with the third just four minutes later, turning in a cross from Sergio García after Aimar had sent the ex Barcelona forward off down the wing.