Atlético: Courtois; Silvio (Perea 66'),
Godín, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Mario Suárez (Tiago 77'),
Gabi; Adrián, Diego (Koke 86'), Arda Turan; Falcao. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Roberto; Juárez, Lanzaro, Da Silva, Paredes (Rubén Micael 46'); Ponzio, Fernando Meira; Zuculini (Lafita 46'), Barrera (Juan Carlos 63'), Luis García; Hélder Postiga. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 18. Adrián. Steered header over Roberto on far post from Turan cross.
2-0. 30. Domínguez. Header close up after Godín headed across Gabi free kick.
3-0. 75. Adrián. Got on the end of Filipe Luis cross to stab shot under keeper.
Yellow cards: Mario Suárez 23', Gabi 34', Ponzio 55', Rubén Micael 58', Filipe Luis 91'.
Atlético Madrid ended their run of seven games without a victory, beating Zaragoza 3-1 to move back up to the top half of the table. Adrián started things off midway through the first half, looping a header over Roberto from Turan's cross. Domíngez made it two on the half hour mark after Godín headed across Turan's free kick, and Falcao brought a good save out of the keeper before Filipe Luis set up Adrián for his second of the evening. Up to that point the visitors had only troubled Courtois with a couple of efforts from Postiga and Luis García either side of half time, but soon afterwards Postiga headed one back from Luis García's corner. That was it though, and Falcao and Diego both had chances to increase the scoreline later on. An important win for Atleti, and the much criticised Manzano can breath a sigh of relief, at least for the time being.