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First Division - Day 38

Getafe 0 - Zaragoza 2

Getafe: Moyà; Valera, Miguel Torres, Rafa, Arroyo (Pedro Ríos 72'); Casquero (Güiza 77'), Lacen; Pedro León (Alex Pérez 59'), Sarabia, Abel Barrada; Miku. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Roberto; Pablo Alvarez, Da Silva, Paredes, Abraham; Zuculini (Luis García 46'), Rubén Micael; Edu Oriol (Dujmovic 63'), Apoño, Lafita (Barrera 87'); Hélder Postiga. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 56. Apoño (penalty). After Miguel Torres handled ball inside penalty area.
0-2. 91. Postiga. Picked up loose ball outside area and struck shot over Moyà.

Yellow cards: Paredes 05', Miguel Torres 13', 56', Sarabia 25', 25', Valera 35', Lacen 78', Rubén Micael 80', Luis García 87', Postiga 92' / red cards: Sarabia 25', Miguel Torres 56', Dujmovic 82', Miku 85'.

Zaragoza started their game at Getafe still down in the bottom three, but they knew that, with Rayo and Granada playing each other, a fourth win in a row would ensure their safety. The game swung their way when Sarabia was sent off midway through the first half after picking up two bookings in the same incident, and Moyà had to save from Apoño and Pablo Alvarez before the break and Lafita immediately afterwards. A few minutes later the locals were down to nine men after Miguel Torres was also given a second yellow card for handling in the area, and Apoño stepped up to put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot. Güiza should probably have equalised when he shot over the top a few minutes after that, but Dujmovic and Miku were also shown red cards by an over-zealous José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes, and with the game in time added on Postiga wrapped things up with a shot from outside of the area over the head of the local keeper. An amazing escape for Manolo Jiménez's side, the first time in the history of the league that a team has saved themselves after dropping twelve points away from safety.