Oct 21, 2012 at 4.50pm UK at ​Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes
Granada
1-2
ZaragozaReal Zaragoza
El Arabi (77')
Iriney (31'), Nyom (40'), Lopez (63'), Manuel Ortiz (83'), Orellana (85')
Iriney (72')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Rodríguez (27'), Postiga (3')
María Movilla (1'), Postiga (21'), Paredes (59'), Apono (73')

Result: Real Zaragoza hold on to beat Granada

Helder Postiga
© PA Photos
Real Zaragoza survive a late scare to beat ten-man Granada by two goals to one, with Helder Positga and Victor Rodriguez doing the damage for the away side.

Real Zaragoza made the most of a bright start to edge out Granada in a frantic La Liga encounter at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

Portuguese striker Helder Postiga put Zaragoza into the lead after just two minutes, heading home unmarked at the near post.

Granada were left stunned 20 minutes later as they fell two goals behind when Victor Rodriguez finished neatly to put the away side firmly in control.

A scrappy second half sprung into life twenty minutes from time when Brazilian midfielder Iriney received a red card for a late challenge just outside the penalty area.

Zaragoza failed to make their man advantage count in the closing stages and gifted the home team a lifeline on 77 minutes through Youssef El Arabi, who took advantage of some slack marking to score with an assured header.

Real boss Manolo Jiminez was sent to the stands for berating the referee in stoppage time but his side held on for three precious points.

Javier Aguirre
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