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Rossi Leads Villarreal To Victory Over Zaragoza

Giuseppe Rossi’s 16th league goal of the season helped beat Zaragoza 1-0 on Monday to strengthen the club’s hold on fourth place in the Spanish league. Rossi goal, from the penalty box, came in the 71st after Zaragoza midfielder Ponzio Leonardo had pulled down Rossi in the area.

Villarreal’s first win in three weeks boosted its chances of securing Spain’s last spot and kept it within striking distance of , six points ahead in third place.

Good goalkeeping saved several chances from both sides early on. Zaragoza keeper Antonio Doblas stopped Rossi twice in the first half, while Villarreal’s Diego Lopez denied striker Ikechuwku Uche once in each half before Rossi put the hosts ahead for good.

Zaragoza’s fourth straight away loss left them in the relegation zone in 18th place, behind on their head-to-head record.