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Oct 28, 2012 at 11am UK at ​Estadio de La Romareda
ZaragozaReal Zaragoza
2-1
Sevilla
Sapunaru (45'), Postiga (36')
Sapunaru (61'), Rodríguez (79'), María Movilla (82')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Medel (70')
Botía (12'), Spahic (63'), Medel (90'), Cicinho (90'), Navas (90'), Fazio (90')

Result: Zaragoza down Sevilla

Result: Zaragoza down Sevilla
© PA Photos
Goals from Helder Postiga and Cristian Sapunaru see Real Zaragoza defeat Sevilla 2-1 at home in La Liga.

Real Zaragoza have defeated Sevilla 2-1 at home in La Liga to increase the gap between themselves and the relegation zone to five points.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts in the 13th minute when Víctor Rodríguez's header from a Helder Postiga cross went just wide.

Franco Zuculini tried his luck for Zaragoza from a narrow angle on 26 minutes, but failed to keep his attempt on target.

A minute later Alvaro Negredo shot wide for Sevilla from outside the penalty box, before Rodríguez forced Andres Palop into making a good save.

Palop denied Apono just after the half-hour mark and moments later Cicinho drew a good save from Zaragoza goalkeeper Roberto Gago.

Then in the 36th minute Zaragoza took the lead, Postiga latching onto a Franco Zuculini pass and shooting home with his left foot from inside the penalty box.

Gary Medel could have restored parity for the visitors soon after, had his header from a Jesus Navas cross been on target.

The home side doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time when Cristian Sapunaru headed home Rodríguez's delivery.

Zaragoza started the second half the brighter of the two teams, with Francisco Montanes and Apono trying their luck to make it 3-0 to their side.

However, Sevilla began to assert themselves on the match, Manu del Moral testing Gago from close range on the hour mark.

Gago also had to be alert to a Federico Fazio header soon after, and also denied Baba.

The visitors' pressure finally paid off in the 70th minute when they halved the deficit, Medel firing in from outside the Zaragoza box.

However, that proved to be a mere consolation, as although Baba came close to scoring the equaliser with 10 minutes left on the clock, Zaragoza held on for a 2-1 victory.

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