Valencia: César; Miguel, Dealbert, David
Navarro, Mathieu; Albelda (Marchena 87'), Banega (Baraja 77'); Pablo
Hernández (Joaquín 89'), David Silva, Mata; David Villa.
Zaragoza: López Vallejo; Pulido, Ayala, Pavón, Paredes; Ponzio (Gabi 66'), Abel Aguilar; Ander Herrera, Lafita (Alex Sánchez 73'), Jorge López (Babic 65'); Ewerthon. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 17. Mata. Ran on to David Silva pass and fired shot wide of López Vallejo.
2-0. 39. David Villa. Got on end of Pablo's cross to shoot wide of keeper.
3-0. 41. Pablo. Got on end of David Villa's cross to shoot wide of keeper.
3-1. 65. Aguilar. Drove shot back past César after keeper saved from Babic.
Yellow cards: Pulido 21', Aguilar 33', Villa 51', Lafita 63', César 75', Ayala 82', Alex 88'.
Valencia moved back up to the Champions League spots after a 3-1 victory over Zaragoza on Sunday evening. Mata took advantage of the visiting defence's confusion over a possible offside to run on to Silva's through ball and score with just over a quarter of an hour gone. And Villa and Pablo set each other up for two more shortly before half time.
Only some brave goalkeeping by López Vallejo prevented the scoreline from increasing after the break, the keeper in particular saving from Pablo a couple of times and from David Navarro later on. But Abel Aguilar did get one back for Marcelino's side after César could only push out a long shot from Babic, the first goal the keeper has let in in the league since he took over from Moyà five games ago.