First Division - Day 20

Zaragoza 3 - Murcia 1

Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Sergio, Ayala, Juanfran; Sergio García (D'Alessandro 85'), Zapater, Luccin (Celades 77'), Oscar González; Diego Milito, Oliveira (Gabi 83'). 4-4-2.
Murcia: Notario; David De Coz, Mejía, César Arzo, Peña; Abel, Pablo García, Movilla (Rosinei 58'), Regueiro (Dani Aquino 71'); Goitom (Iván Alonso 71'), Baiano. 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Sergio, Oscar González for Pavón, Celades / Murcia: César Arzo, Regueiro for Ochoa, De Lucas.

1-0. 33. Oliveira. Picked up Sergio García cross and fired shot across Notario.
2-0. 62. Diego Milito. Collected pass from Zapater and rounded keeper to score.
3-0. 81. Diego Milito. Controlled Sergio García cross and drove shot past keeper.
3-1. 92. Iván Alonso. Header close up after Pablo García headed on Dani corner.

Zaragoza's new coach Ander Garitano got off to a good start after beating Murcia 3-1, their first league win in ten games. Oliveira opened the scoring in the first half with a shot across Notario after picking up a cross from Sergio García which De Coz let through. Earlier on Mejía had headed wide from a yard out, and De Coz and Abel both had chances before the break. But a couple of minutes in to the second half Ayala hit the post, and with an hour gone Diego Milito picked up an assist from Zapater to round Notario and roll the ball into the net.

That virtually ended things, and Diego Milito made sure with a third goal after Sergio García set him up ten minutes from the end. Iván Alonso headed a late consolation after Pablo García had headed on a corner from young debutant Dani Aquino, but it was too late to change the result. Lucas Alcaraz's side drop into the relegation zone for the first time this season, although with many sides bunched together they are still only five points away from seventh placed Valladolid.