First Division - Day 25

Sevilla 5 - Zaragoza 0

Sevilla: Palop; Daniel Alves, Escudé, Mosquera, Adriano; Jesús Navas (De Mul 67'), Maresca, Keita (Renato 71'), Diego Capel; Luis Fabiano (Kone 58'), Kanouté. 4-4-2.
Zaragoza: César; Diogo, Ayala, Sergio (Pavón 19'), Juanfran; Sergio García, Zapater (Celades 46'), Luccin, Gabi; Diego Milito, Oliveira (Chus Herrera 55'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Sevilla: Daniel Alves, Keita for Dragutinovic, Poulsen / Zaragoza: No change.

1-0. 19. Luis Fabiano. Got on end of Daniel Alves cross to sweep ball past César.
2-0. 24. Luis Fabiano. Picked up Alves return pass and lifted ball past keeper.
3-0. 43. Ayala (own goal). Deflected ball into net after César blocked Kanouté shot.
4-0. 49. Diogo (own goal). Turned ball past César trying to clear from Luis Fabiano.
5-0. 68. Keita. Steered header in off far post from Daniel Alves wide free kick.

Sevilla bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat to thrash Zaragoza 5-0 on Saturday night. Luis Fabiano combined with Daniel Alves to score two in five minutes midway through the first half, the first with a shot close to goal from Alves's cross and the second after a good passing move between the two. And they could have scored more after that, César saving well from Navas and Capel, and Navas and Kanouté shooting just wide.

Two minutes before the break though César blocked an attack from Kanouté, and Ayala couldn't stop himself from deflecting the rebound into the net. And four minutes after the restart the story repeated itself, this time Diogo getting in ahead of Luis Fabiano only to see his attempted clearance roll past César in to the net.

Diogo's frustration was clear, and soon afterwards he earned himself a red card when he scythed down Capel from behind. Zaragoza were in disarray, and a few minutes later Keita made it five with a header in off the far post from an Alves free kick. Irureta's side didn't get close to Palop's goal until Ayala headed wide with a quarter of an hour to go, and Sevilla could have increased their lead when substitutes Kone and De Mul tried to get in on the act. The Andalusians move up to fifth, just two points outside the Champions League spots pending Sunday's results, and on this form they will soon be in the top four.