Zaragoza: Roberto; Diogo, Contini, Jarosik,
Paredes; Gabi (Abel Aguilar 88'), Edmilson; Arizmendi, Ander Herrera (Pennant
74'), Eliseu (Adrián Colunga 80'); Suazo. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: César; Bruno, Dealbert, Maduro, Alexis; Manuel Fernandes, Banega (Baraja 83'); Joaquín (Vicente 80'), Mata (Chori Domínguez 68'), Pablo Hernández; Zigic. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 41. Diogo. Picked up loose ball outside area and fired long shot wide of César.
2-0. 63. Arizmendi. Chested down Edmilson pass and steered shot past César.
3-0. 70. Jarosik. Stuck out foot to poke Gabi's out-swinging corner wide of keeper.
Yellow cards: Contini 23', Edmilson 23', Zigic 23', 45', Alexis 29', Diogo 40', Mata 58', Fernandes 65', Paredes 86' / red cards: Zigic 45'.
Third placed Valencia dropped further behind the two leaders after a 3-0 defeat against Zaragoza on Saturday evening. Despite missing the injured Villa, the Chés dominated the early play, Roberto having to save from Mata, Zigic and Pablo. With four minutes to go to the break though César could only punch clear a long cross, and Diogo picked up the rebound and drilled home a long shot. Before the half time whistle the visitors were left with ten men after Zigic picked up a second booking for a rash tackle on Contini, and seconds after Joaquín missed an easy chance, Edmilson sent Arizmendi through for him to score the second. A few minutes later Jarosik poked home Gabi's corner for a third, and Zaragoza had a vital win which takes them four points clear of the drop zone.