Zaragoza: Roberto; Sapunaru, Loovens, Alvaro,
Abraham; Pinter (Romaric 85'), Apoño; Víctor Rodríguez
(Rubén Rochina 60'), Rodri (Movilla 71'), Paco Montañés;
Rayo: Rubén; Arbilla, Jordi Amat, Jordi Figueras, Casado (Adrián González 51'); Javi Fuego, Trashorras (Alberto Perea 55'); Franco Vázquez (Tamudo 66'), José Carlos, Piti; Chori Domínguez. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 26. Apoño (penalty). After referee ruled that Figueras handled inside area.
2-0. 50. Rodri. Following up after Rubén saved Postiga header from Víctor cross.
3-0. 92. Apoño. Drilled low shot past keeper after Romaric intercepted pass.
Yellow cards: Jordi Figueras 25', Adrián González 55', Pinter 56', Rochina 66', Sapunaru 72', Movilla 84'.
Rayo Vallecano drop down below Sevilla to ninth after they lost 3-0 to a Zaragoza side who move out of the relegation spots as a result of their win. Manolo Jiménez's side were looking to build on last week's victory over Mallorca, their first since the start of the year, and Rubén had to be on his toes to keep out an Alvaro header early on. Midway through the first half though the locals were given a helping hand by referee Fernando Texeira Vitienes, who awarded them a non-existent penalty for what he considered to be hands by Jordi Figueras, Apoño slotting home the resulting spot kick. And although Roberto had to turn a long shot by Chori Domínguez round the post before the interval, Rodri made it two on the follow up after the visiting keeper could only push out Postiga's header. Soon afterwards Apoño cleared Piti's header off the line with the keeper beaten, but Postiga went close a couple of times after that, and with the game in injury time Apoño wrapped things up with a shot inside the post after Romaric intercepted an attempted pass out of defence.