Real Zaragoza 3-1 Lorca: Five out of five for Los BlanquillosMarch 12, 2018
Los blanquillos made it an impressive five wins out of five as they dispatched second-bottom Lorca with ease at La Romareda in Sunday’s early kickoff.
Two goals in quick succession set the hosts up in the first half against a Lorca side who offered nothing in the opening period. Giorgi Papunashvili bagged only his second of the season when he beat the offside trap, rounded the Lorca keeper Francisco Dorronsoro then stroked home. Three minutes later, the Georgian’s strike partner Borja Iglesias repeated the trick, taking advantage of lax defending in the back four to spring the offside trap and found himself one-on-one against Dorronsoro and Papunashvili in support. He opted to go it alone and calmly slotted the ball under the goalkeeper to double their advantage.
Lorca grabbed a consolation ten minutes into the second half in a rare foray forward. This time it was the turn of the home side to switch off at the back as they allowed a ball across the face of the goal and some indecision between the goalkeeper and his central defenders allowed Alberto Noguera to ghost in behind them and the midfielder will be hard pushed to score an easier goal in his career.
Lorca’s joy was short lived as they found themselves back down by two again just three minutes later as Bruno Perone emphatically powered home a header following a good cross into the box from the right hand side. To further add misery to Fabri’s side, defender Frederic Bikoro picked up his second booking for an ill-advised tackle from behind on Zaragoza substitute Vinicius Araujo and was dismissed.
The home side rise four places to seventh, while Lorca teeter only two points above bottom side Sevilla Atlético and are in real danger.