Zaragoza moved one point clear of the relegation zone in the Spanish league after beating Almeria 1-0 on Monday from an own goal by goalkeeper Diego Alves.
Midfielder Gabi Fernandez’s shot hit the post, bounced off the back of a prone Alves and landed in the back of the net in the 70th minute at La Romareda stadium.
The hosts had earlier had two shots cleared off the goal line and also hit the posts on two occasions.
Zaragoza defender Paulo Da Silva cleared Pablo Piatti’s shot off the line in the 88th to protect Zaragoza’s fourth straight home win.
Almeria is 10 points from safety with five rounds to play after its fifth straight loss. Hercules and Osasuna join the Andalusian side in the drop zone.