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Villa double undoes Utrecht

Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.30CET
Real Zaragoza 2-0 FC Utrecht David Villa strikes on 77 and 82 minutes to delight Zaragoza.

Match statistics

ZaragozaUtrecht

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.30CET

Villa double undoes Utrecht

Real Zaragoza 2-0 FC Utrecht David Villa strikes on 77 and 82 minutes to delight Zaragoza.

Two late goals five minutes apart from striker David Villa got Real Zaragoza off to a winning start in their opening UEFA Cup Group C match against FC Utrecht.

Double strike
In this contest between the Spanish and Dutch Cup winners, Villa struck first on 77 minutes before making sure of the points in a tight encounter of few chances eight minutes from time.

Luis García out
Zaragoza coach Víctor Muñoz started with Luis García in goal as César Laínez continues to work his way back to full fitness after knee surgery. Defender Luis Cuartero, however, was missing because of broken ribs as Zaragoza looked to follow Sunday's 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad de Fútbol with another three points here. For Utrecht, Belgian international Stéphane Tanghe played despite a broken hand and Dutch international Dave van den Bergh returned to the side after a hamstring injury.

Cagey opening
Utrecht started strongly as they looked to prevent Zaragoza from finding an early rhythm with some quick counterattacks, Tanghe shooting over from the edge of the area early on. For Zaragoza, Javi Moreno teed up Luciano Galletti who missed the target.

Villa double
Utrecht grew in stature as the match continued and they pressed Zaragoza further back in the second half, but the away defence was rarely troubled. At the other end, Sávio Bortolini, Villa and Javi Moreno continued to look dangerous for the home side, and it was Villa who turned the game Zaragoza's way with his double burst.

Austria challenge
Zaragoza continue their Group C campaign away to FK Austria Wien on 4 November, while Utrecht will look to pick up their first points at home to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, who beat Club Brugge KV 3-2 in the night's other match.

Last updated: 22/10/04 10.42CET

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Lineups

zaragoza

Zaragoza

utrecht

Utrecht

13
LuisGarcía Luis (GK)
1
TerolJoost Terol (GK)
Substitution78
14
PonzioLeonardo Ponzio
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
3
AranzabalAgustín Aranzabal
3
ZuidamJordy Zuidam
Yellow Card30
Substitution67
5
AlvaroAlvaro
4
Di TommasoDavid Di Tommaso
6
MilitoGabriel Milito
6
De JongJean-Paul de Jong
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Substitution80
10
TangheStéphane Tanghe
9
VillaDavid Villa
Goal77
Goal82
Substitution85
11
Van den BerghDave van den Bergh
Substitution65
10
SávioSávio
Substitution82
7
DouglasDarl Douglas
26
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
17
SchutAlje Schut
17
MovillaJosé María Movilla
15
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
19
Javi MorenoJavi Moreno
23
SomersHans Somers

Substitutes

30
ZaparaínJorge Zaparaín (GK)
5
Shew-AtjonÉtienne Shew-Atjon
8
CaniCani
Substitution80
9
Van de HaarHans van de Haar
Substitution67
23
SorianoFernando Soriano
14
LeitoeRichal Leitoe
15
Óscar GonzálezÓscar González
Substitution82
21
KruijsRick Kruijs
18
DrulicGoran Drulic
22
KellerSander Keller
20
GenereloDavid Generelo
Substitution85
8
BroerseJoost Broerse
Substitution65
12
ToledoDelio Toledo
12
PonkRené Ponk (GK)
Substitution78

Coach

Víctor Múñoz Manrique (ESP) Foeke Booy (NED)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Volker Wezel (GER), Roland Greth (GER)

Fourth official

Hermann Albrecht (GER)

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