Zaragoza: Leo Franco; Diogo, Jarosik, Lanzaro,
Paredes (Pinter 84'); Gabi, Edmilson (Ponzio 52'); Lafita, Ander Herrera,
Bertolo; Braulio (Marco Pérez 52'). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Carvalho, Marcelo; Lass, Xavi Alonso; Di María (Morata 89'), Özil (Diarrá 84'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Benzema (Granero 78'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 14. Özil. Picked up Marcelo's angled pass and struck shot across Leo Franco.
0-2. 44. Cristiano Ronaldo. Curled free kick over defensive wall in to top of net.
0-3. 46. Di María. Ran on to Xabi Alonso's lofted pass and lobbed ball over keeper.
1-3. 67. Gabi (penalty). After Bertolo brought down by Carvalho inside area.
Yellow cards: Arbeloa 25', Gabi 32', Marcelona 35', Carvalho 52', Lanzaro 59', Xabi Alonso 75', Bertolo 78'.
Real Madrid won 1-3 at bottom club Zaragoza on Sunday evening to keep up the pressure on leader Barcelona. The locals started well, with Jarosik heading over and Lafita shooting wide. But with just under a quarter of an hour gone Ronaldo sent Marcelo away for him to set up Özil for the opener. Benzema had a couple of efforts saved and Lass fired a long shot just wide, with Lafita testing Casillas at the other end. But with half time coming up Özil was fouled outside of the area, and Ronaldo made it two with a trademark free kick. And just a minute after the restart it was game over after Di María ran on to a long ball from Xabi Alonso to lift a shot over Leo Franco. Gabi pulled one back from the penalty spot twenty minutes later after Carvalho brought down Bertolo, but Benzema and Lass could have added to the lead after that had Leo Franco not been on his toes.