Zaragoza: Roberto; Juárez, David Mateos,
Da Silva, Paredes; Ponzio, Fernando Meira; Barrera (Juan Carlos 62'),
Rubén Micael (Lafita 56'), Luis García; Hélder Postiga
(Jorge Ortí 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Guaita; Bruno, Dealbert, Víctor Ruíz, Jordi Alba; Mehmet Topal, Banega; Feghouli, Dani Parejo (Mathieu 46'), Piatti (Jonas 60'); Soldado (Aduríz 83'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 82. Jordi Alba. Hooked acrobatic shot past keeper from Bruno assist.
Yellow cards: Meira 19', Víctor Ruíz 30', Feghouli 39', Mateos 47', Guaita 57', Paredes 60', Topal 77'.
Valencia returned to the Champions League spots after a 0-1 victory at Zaragoza, although the match had little to recommend it throughout the ninety minutes. Only a couple of shots off target in the first half from Ponzio and Dani Parejo, and the first time either keeper was in action was when Roberto saved a deflected free kick from Banega early on in the second half. The only goal came eight minutes from the end when Bruno chipped a speculative pass in to the box and Jordi Alba got ahead of the keeper to hook the ball in to the net, and Guaita didn't see any action until his own defender Dealbert almost turned the ball past him near the end. Soldado did come close to a second with a spectacular overhead kick, but Roberto was standing right in his way.