Villarreal close gap on leaders
Villarreal consolidated third place in the Primera Division thanks to a fine 3-0 win away to Zaragoza this evening as
Early goals from
Zaragoza had started brightly enough, but found themselves behind after eight minutes, when Senna let fly from outside the box and beat
That goal knocked the wind out of Aguirre's side and less than ten minutes later, they were two down. This time, however, Franco should have done better as he let Cazorla's tame long-range cross-shot slip past him.
Cazorla and Cani both came close to a third before the interval, and although Zaragoza came out strongly in the second half and nearly got back into the game through
Contini was shown a second yellow card after 64 minutes and moments later, Villarreal clinched it as Nilmar latched on to Cazorla's clever pass and clipped a fine finish over Franco.
It was a miserable home debut for new Zaragoza coach Aguirre, who had stressed the importance of winning at La Romareda in the build-up to this game. His side stay bottom, with eight points, while Villarreal moved closer to the big two.