First Division - Day 27

Zaragoza 1 - Atlético Madrid 0

Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Gabriel Milito (Piqué 46'), Sergio, Juanfran; D'Alessandro, Zapater, Celades, Aimar (Movilla 65'); Ewerthon (Sergio García 40'), Diego Milito. 4-4-2.
Atlético: Leo Franco; Seitaridis, Zé Castro, Eller (Mista 74'), Pernía; Galletti, Luccin, Gabi, Jurado (Marqués 86'); Agüero, Fernando Torres. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Diogo, Sergio, Ewerthon for Chus Herrero, Piqué, Sergio García / Atlético: Seitaridis, Pernía, Gabi for Valera, Antonio López, Maniche.

1-0. 19. Diego Milito. Ran on to D'Alessandro pass and rounded Castro to score.

Zaragoza move to within a point of fourth placed Valencia after beating their closest rivals Atlético Madrid 1-0. The Maños were celebrating their 75th anniversary, but they were distracted early on and could have gone behind had César not kept out Agüero, and had Fernando Torres been able to finish off another attack. However with almost twenty minutes gone Diego Milito gave the home fans something to shout about when he ran on to a long D'Alessandro pass to beat Leo Franco for his fifth goal in six matches and his eighteenth of the season.

It was a hard and a times bad tempered match though, and referee Ramírez Domínguez let Diogo and Luccin off red cards later in the first half. César saved from Luccin and Torres before the break and from Galletti in the second half, and Sergio García came on for the injured Ewerthon to head wide at the other end soon after the restart. In the end though the three points stayed in the Romareda stadium, and Zaragoza had clocked up an important win against a direct competitor for the Champions League spots.