First Division - Day 29

Zaragoza 1 - Barcelona 0

Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Piqué, Gabriel Milito, Juanfran; D'Alessandro, Zapater, Celades (Movilla 58'), Aimar (Lafita 87'); Sergio García (Nery 77'), Diego Milito. 4-4-2.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Oleguer (Van Bronckhorst 72'), Puyol, Thuram; Xavi, Márquez (Zambrotta 46'), Iniesta, Deco; Giuly (Gudjohnsen 66'), Ronaldinho, Messi. 3-4-3.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Celades for Sergio / Barça: Oleguer, Márquez, Deco, Giuly for Zambrotta, Van Bronckhorst, Edmilson, Eto'o.

1-0. 57. Diego Milito. Touched the ball under Valdés from D'Alessandro cross.

Barcelona are in danger of losing top spot after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Zaragoza on Saturday evening. Frank Rijkaard reverted to the 3-4-3 formation which served to eliminate the "Maños" from the cup a few weeks ago, but the element of surprise had gone and they hardly troubled César throughout the first half. Diogo brought a good save out of Valdés and Sergio García fired a shot inches wide of the post, and at half time Rijkaard abandoned his plans, bringing on Zambrotta to return to a flat back four.

For a few minutes Barça got back in the game, but D'Alessandro almost caught them out on a quick break-away. And a few minutes later D'Alessandro picked up Sergio García's throw and crossed in for Diego Milito to touch the ball past Valdés and Puyol from a wide angle. Deco tested César soon afterwards, and the keeper produced the save of the night from Messi later on. But Zaragoza had the three points, and they move up into the Champions League spots, ahead of Valencia on goal difference and now only four points behind their opponents.