First Division - Day 10

Almería 0 - Zaragoza 1

Almería: Cobeño; Bruno, Carlos García, Acasiete (Pulido 57'), Mané; Corona (Soriano 71'), Juanito; José Ortíz (Juanma Ortíz 65'), Felipe Melo, Crusat; Negredo. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Sergio (Chus Herrero 03'), Goni, Paredes; Sergio García (Gabi 81'), Zapater, Luccin, Oscar González; Diego Milito, Oliveira (D'Alessandro 74'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Almería: Corona, José Ortíz for Soriano, Juanma Ortíz / Zaragoza: Sergio, Goni, Paredes for Ayala, Pavón, Cuartero.

0-1. 77. Diego Milito (penalty). After Cobeño pulled down Oscar inside area.

Zaragoza beat Almería 0-1 to clock up their first away win in almost nine months. Víctor Fernández had to put out a makeshift defence, with Ayala and Pavón suspended and Sergio Fernández limping off in the third minute, and they should have gone behind with only two minutes gone when Negredo's shot came back off the bar and José Ortíz missed from a yard out. For a few minutes the locals kept up the pressure, César saving headers from Carlos García and Acasiete, but Oliveira could have put the visitors ahead when he burst through only to shoot wide.

The first chance after the break fell to the hosts, Felipe Melo shooting just wide of the post. Zaragoza wasted two easy chances at the other end, Diego Milito firing over the top after a rebound fell to him, and Sergio García somehow missing after a mistake by Cobeño left him with an open goal. In the end it took a penalty to win it, Milito converting the kick after Cobeño tripped Oscar with a quarter of an hour to go. There was still time for Milito to hit the bar, and for César to save an injury time strike from Negredo, but the away side had it, and they move up to seventh in the table as a result.