First Division - Day 31

Zaragoza 2 - Celta 0

Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Piqué, Gabriel Milito, Juanfran; D'Alessandro (Longas 76'), Zapater, Celades, Oscar González (Ewerthon 68'); Sergio García (Lafita 76'), Diego Milito. 4-4-2.
Celta: Pinto; Angel, Tamas, Lequi, Placente; Iriney, Oubiña; Antonio Nuñez, Canobbio (Bamogo 18'), Nené (Jorge 73'); Baiano (Jesús Perera 26'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Piqué, Oscar González for Chus Herrero, Aimar / Celta: Lequi, Iriney, Oubiña for Contreras, Pablo García, Gustavo López.

1-0. 72. Ewerthon. Picked up ball in midfield and drove low shot wide of Pinto.
2-0. 75. Ewerthon. Collected Diego Milito headed pass and ran on to score.

Zaragoza took advantage of Valencia's defeat the day before to move back above them to fourth spot after a 2-0 win over Hristo Stoichkov's Celta. The presence of the new coach attracted a lot of interest, but this time he was unable to inspire his side to victory, partly due to the fact that he lost two of his star players Canobbio and Baiano to injury early on.

The locals though couldn't take advantage in the first half, their only chances a couple of efforts from D'Alessandro and Piqué off target. Nené and Bamogo tried their luck at the other end after the restart, but it was not until Víctor Fernández brought on Ewerthon for Sergio García midway through the second half that the game came alive.

Within seven minutes the Brazilian forward had his name on the scoresheet twice, the first after running through from midfield to beat Pinto, and the second after Diego Milito set him up, keeping up the Mañés unbeaten home record in 2007. It was a setback for the Galicians, who are now only out of the relegation zone on goal difference over Levante.