Zaragoza: Leo Franco; Diogo, Jarosik, Contini,
Paredes; Gabi, Edmilson (Marco Pérez 62'); Lafita, Jorge López
(Ander Herrera 51'), Bertolo; Sinama-Pongolle (Braulio 40'). 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal: Diego López; Ángel, Gonzalo, Marchena, Joan Oriol (Català 70'); Cazorla, Bruno, Marcos Senna, Cani; Nilmar (Marco Rubén 67'), Rossi (Matilla 80'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 08. Marcos Senna. Collected clearance and fired long shot back in to net.
0-2. 17. Cazorla. Cross from right wing which went over keeper in off far post.
0-2. 65. Nilmar. Ran on to Cazorla pass and turned shot past Leo Franco.
Yellow cards: Contini 20', 63', Oriol 40', Paredes 54', Edmilson 56', Marchena 61', Ander 68', Diogo 89' / red cards: Contini 63'.
Third placed Villarreal kicked off this weekend's matches by beating bottom club Zaragoza 0-3 on Saturday evening. New coach Javier Aguirre was making his home debut, but he saw his side go behind in the eighth minute when Marcos Senna picked up a loose clearance from a local defender and fired a shot past Leo Franco from over 30 yards out. Less than ten minutes later the visitors went two up when Cazorla's long cross went over the head of the keeper and in off the far post, and the game was already lost. Diego López only had one real save to make, from Bertolo soon after the restart, and after Contini was sent off for a second bookable offence, Nilmar ran on to Cazorla's pass to round things off. A poor result for the Maños, and Aguirre has a lot of work to do if he is to turn things around.