Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre was refusing to get carried away with his side's superb 3-2 win over Real Madrid, stressing that they are not yet mathematically safe from the drop
The Aragon outfit led 3-1 thanks to two goals from Angel Lafita and a penalty from Fernandez before surviving a late Madrid onslaught once Karim Benzena had pulled a goal back for Jose Mourinho's men.
"I appreciate the victory for my players. Obviously, Madrid put us under pressure at the end but that was to be expected," he told Eurosport after the game.
"At the end of the day it is a positive result. We have taken a substantial step forward but not a definitive one. Mathematically, we are not yet safe."
Mexican coach Aguirre was pleased that his side had built up some breathing space between themselves and the drop after facing a Madrid side, whom according to him still had something to play for.
"Whatever happens this weekend, we will not be in the relegation zone. That is the difference. Now I won't be making a lot of noise all week adding and subtracting all the points," he smiled.
"The team did a good job out there on the pitch. I said during the week that Real Madrid go out to win any competition. That's what I've known since I was a little boy in Mexico."
Zaragoza's victory sees them climb to twelfth spot with 39 points, four clear of Osasuna, who are third from bottom.