Spanish Liga leaders FC Barcelona easily
defeated Zaragoza on Saturday, while Valencia dropped three points,
losing to Deportivo la Coruña at Mestalla stadium.
In Zaragoza, Barça only needed two minutes to open the score, be it with
the help of Toledo who hit his own net. On the half hour mark, Frenchman
Ludovic Giuly doubled the lead, and the goal from Samuel Eto'o in the
39th minute seemed to be decisive.
Zaragoza were given new hope in the 63rd minute when Galletti got one
back for the hosts, but Marquez soon put an end to that by scoring for
1-4 nine minutes later.
Valencia have not been able to convince since the winter break, and the
match with Deportivo la Coruña did not change anything. The Galicians
went ahead just before the interval through Scaloni, and although Marco
Di Vaio levelled six minutes into the second half, Depor did eventually
win thanks to a 73rd minute goal from Victor for 1-2.
Eight matches are scheduled for Sunday, including Real Madrid's trip to
Osasuna. In the south, Sevilla will be hosting Villarreal.