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Spanish Primera BBVA

La Romareda (ATT 21,000) 5th May 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: F Teixeira Vitienes

Zaragoza Real Zaragoza vs Rayo Vallecano R Vallecano

Zaragoza 3

Apono (pen 26, 90+2)
Rodri (51)

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Back-to-back wins for Zaragoza

Last Updated: 05/05/13 6:40pm

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Apono: Netted Zaragoza's second

Apono: Netted Zaragoza's second

Real Zaragoza recorded back-to-back Primera Division wins for the first time this season as Rayo Vallecano succumbed meekly at La Romareda in a 3-0 scoreline.

Apono hit a brace and Rodri was also on target as Zaragoza hauled themselves out of the relegation zone at the expense of Deportivo La Coruna.

Zaragoza ended a 15-match winless streak in the league with a dramatic 3-2 win over Real Mallorca last time out, and the momentum of that victory was much in evidence today as they comprehensively outplayed their top-10 ranked visitors.

The hosts left it late to see off Mallorca and were in no mood to put their fans through the mill again today, instead taking the match to their visitors.

Paco Montanes had their first chance in the fourth minute with a shot that whistled by the post, while a short time later Alvaro's close-range header from Apono's free-kick was kept out by Ruben.

The hosts' early pressure told after 25 minutes when Abraham's shot was harshly adjudged to have struck the hand of Jordi in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

Apono took the responsibility from 12 yards and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Rayo threatened just once in the half, Alejandro Dominguez's 25-yarder drawing a good save from Roberto.

The hosts needed only six minutes of the second period to extend their lead, Rodri snaffling up the rebound from close range after Helder Postiga had seen his header parried by Ruben.

Dominguez remained Rayo's only outlet in the final third and he provided a rare moment of threat with 17 minutes left when his shot from six yards was saved by Roberto.

Postiga was denied a goal when his header struck the post in the first minute of added time, but a third did arrive with seconds remaining when Apono fired in from 20 yards as Zaragoza claimed consecutive wins in La Liga for the first time in 12 months.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 33 81
2 Real Madrid 32 76
3 Atletico Madrid 33 72
4 Valencia 32 65
5 Sevilla 32 63
6 Villarreal 33 53
7 Malaga 32 46
8 Athletic Bilbao 33 46
9 Celta Vigo 32 42
10 Espanyol 33 42
11 Rayo Vallecano 32 41
12 Real Sociedad 33 39
13 Getafe 33 36
14 Elche 33 34
15 Levante 33 32
16 Eibar 32 31
17 Almeria 32 28
18 Deportivo La Coruna 32 28
19 Granada 32 25
20 Cordoba 33 20