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Primera División

  • March 12, 2011
  • • 21:00
  • • Estadio de la Romareda, Zaragoza
  • Referee: José Luis González González
  • • Attendance: 31000

La Liga Preview: Zaragoza - Valencia

La Liga Preview: Zaragoza - Valencia

Third-placed Valencia travel to face relegation strugglers Zaragoza

Zaragoza: Doblas; Obradovic, Ponzio, Lanzaro, Diogo; Bertolo, Edmilson, Gabi, N'Daw; Ander, Uche


Valencia: Guaita; Mathieu, R. Costa, Navarro, Bruno; Mata, A. Costa, Topal, Joaquin; Aduriz, Soldado


  • Zaragoza have only defeated Valencia once in La Liga. However, this was in their last meeting at La Romaredo.
  • Los Manos have only lost one of their last six home games in La Liga, a narrow 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid.
  • Four of those six games were single goal victories in favour of Zaragoza, the other one a draw.
  • Zaragoza are one of only two teams without a single player to have scored at least five goals this season.
  • Valencia have won their last three away games by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • If Los Che are able to win, they will possess a better away record than Real Madrid. Real Madrid have managed 29 points in 14 away games, while Valencia currently have 26 points from 13 games.
  • Valencia have not lost a game to any team in the bottom five so far this season.


October 30th, 2010: Valencia 1-1 Zaragoza

Maurizio Lanzaro went from hero to zero as he put the ball in the back of both nets in the first half. With no other goals in the match, Lanzaro remained the only name on the scoresheet in a tight 1-1 draw.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Toni DoblasGoalkeeper
4Matteo ContiniDefender
20Jiri JarosikMidfielder
-C. DiogoDefender
8Nicolás BertoloMidfielder
23Leonardo PonzioMidfielder
21Ander HerreraMidfielder
-Jorge LópezMidfielder
6Maurizio LanzaroDefender
8Guirane N'DawMidfielder
24Ivan ObradovicDefender
25Leo FrancoGoalkeeper
18Jordi AlbaDefender
33Marius StankeviciusDefender
20Ricardo CostaDefender
3Jérémy MathieuDefender
24Tino CostaMidfielder
5Mehmet TopalMidfielder
9Roberto SoldadoStriker
3David NavarroDefender
8Juan MataStriker
20Aritz Aduriz ZubeldiaStriker
-Pablo HernándezMidfielder
-Ever BanegaMidfielder
Players to Watch
Nicolás Bertolo
Nicolás Bertolo
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Bertolo has shown time and time again this season just how important he is for Zaragoza. If they have any intention to attack, most of their efforts will go through this man.
Tino Costa
Tino Costa
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 24
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Costa's passing has been great all season, and he has scored some important and incredible goals. Valencia will look to him for inspiration, and it is likely that he will provide.
Zaragoza are a tough team to beat at home, and Valencia will be low on morale and energy after their champions league exit to Schalke in mid-week. Valencia will probably be the better side on the night, but Zaragoza should be able to take a point.
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