Zaragoza: Roberto; Lanzaro, Da Silva, Paredes,
Obradovic; Rubén Micael (Lafita 46'), Dujmovic (Mateos 61'),
Apoño, Luis García; Aranda (Juan Carlos 65'), Hélder
Rayo: Joel; Tito, Arribas, Pulido, Casado; Javi Fuego, Movilla; Michel (Piti 84'), Michu, Trashorras (Armenteros 26'); Rayco (Diego Costa 46'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 32. Postiga. Spectacular scissors kick in off crossbar from Apoño's centre.
1-1. 74. Diego Costa. Got between defenders to head Casado cross past Roberto.
1-2. 81. Michu. Drove low shot inside Roberto's near post from Casado's centre.
Yellow cards: Aranda 15', Luis García 35', Pulido 35', Michu 39', Lanzaro 54', Paredes 56', Diego Costa 56', Juan Carlos 88', Obradovic 91'.
Results elsewhere meant that bottom club Zaragoza are now ten points away from safety after they lost 1-2 to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday evening, and with half of the season yet to go they are already looking doomed. Once again though they started well, and Postiga went close a couple of times before beating Rayo's new keeper Joel with an acrobatic scissors kick. But after the restart Postiga and Aranda were unable to add to the scoreline, and with a quarter of an hour to go it was another of Rayo's new on-loan signings from Atlético Madrid, Diego Costa, who levelled the scores with a well directed header from Casado's cross. Lafita tested Joel from long range a few minutes later, but play went up the other end and Michu latched on to yet another Casado centre to fire home the winner. For the third match in a row Zaragoza had thrown things away after taking the lead, and their demoralized players had to be consoled by coach Manolo Jiménez as they trudged off the pitch at the end.