First Division - Day 8

Atlético Madrid 4 - Zaragoza 0

Atlético: Leo Franco; Perea (Valera 70'), Pablo, Ze Castro, Pernía; Maxi, Maniche (Cléber Santana 76'), Raúl García, Luis García; Agüero, Diego Forlán (Jurado 65'). 4-4-2.
Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Ayala, Sergio (Pavón 75'), Juanfran; Zapater, Gabi (D'Alessandro 46'), Luccin, Aimar; Diego Milito, Oliveira (Sergio García 64'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Atlético: Leo Franco, Perea, Maxi, Luis García for Abbiati, Seitaridis, Reyes, Simao / Zaragoza: Gabi, Oliveira for D'Alessandro, Sergio García.

1-0. 10. Luis García. Ran on to Forlán through ball to curl shot past César.
2-0. 34. Diego Forlán. Connected with Maxi's lifted pass to lob ball over keeper.
3-0. 63. Maxi. After Maxi himself tripped by Sergio as he entered area.
4-0. 90. Maxi. Picked up pass from Luis García and beat César from wide angle.

With the Champions League sides all kicking off on Saturday, the match between Atlético Madrid and Zaragoza was the pick of the day on Sunday. And Atlético proved that they are a force to be reckoned with this season after thrashing their opponents 4-0. Diego Forlán set up Luis García for the first goal in the tenth minute, and got the second himself a few minutes later after an excellent lifted pass from Maxi Rodríguez.

Up to that point Leo Franco had only been troubled by a couple of efforts from Oliveira, and César had to be at his best to keep out Luis García and Agüero before half time. And midway through the second half Maxi made it three from the penalty spot after Sergio brought him down. The introduction of Sergio García improved things for the visitors, and Aimar went close a couple of times. But Maxi had a goal ruled out for a non existent offside, and with the game coming to an end the Argentine midfielder got his second of the night after Luis García set him up.