Liga - Real Madrid hammer Zaragoza

Real Madrid made easy work of Real Zaragoza during a convincing 4-0 win at Santiago Bernabéu.

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Liga - Real Madrid hammer Zaragoza
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Ángel Di María en el partido del Real Madrid contra el Zaragoza

Los Blancos scored two goals in the first half and two in the second. Ángel Di María, Luka Modric, Michael Essien and Gonzalo Higuaín all scored for Real Madrid.

Los Merengues controlled possession for about half the match thanks to strong open field play.

Real Madrid are in third place with a record of six wins, two losses and two draws. Real Zaragoza now sit in 10th in the table with a record of four wins, six losses and zero draws.

Match data

Real Madrid won 57 duels and 19 headers, which led to eight shots, including 11 on target. The most effective of Los Blancos's three substitutions was Karim Benzema, who, after replacing Higuaín in the 69th minute, assisted on Essien's goal. The nine attempts by Cristiano Ronaldo were the most of any Real Madrid player. Pepe's 15 passes to Sergio Ramos were the most of any Real Madrid teammates during the match.

Los Maños had 48.9% of the possession during the loss. They had 13 shots, including three on target. Helder Postiga had three shots for Real Zaragoza, more than any of his team-mates. The combination of Cristian Sapunaru to Apoño was the most common during the match, as the two players connected 13 times.

Ronaldo was on the pitch for 90 minutes against Real Zaragoza.

Real Madrid controlled the game in the first half, and entered half time with 55.7% of the possession. Los Merengues also enjoyed a 9-7 advantage in shots during the first half.

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