Madrid: Carlos Diogo and Diego Milito scored and Zaragoza inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Spanish league leader Sevilla in its first match in 2007. Sevilla's loss on Saturday ended its three-game winning streak and will allow defending champion FC Barcelona to claim first place if it wins on Sunday at Getafe. Zaragoza's victory at its La Romareda stadium lifted it into fourth place, seven points off the lead. Diogo and Sevilla's goalscorer, Luis Fabiano, were ejected on the stroke of time for trading blows before teammates intervened to stop them. Also, Atletico Madrid drew last-place Gimnastic Tarragona 0-0, while Real Sociedad continued its recent improvement with a 2-1 win over Osasuna. Match points Sevilla has 37 points from 17 games, while FC Barcelona has 34 from 15. Real Madrid follows with 32 points from 16. Zaragoza has 30 from 17. The matches at Zaragoza and Atletico were preceded briefly by somber music as a mark of respect for two Ecuadoreans who were killed on December 30 in a car bombing at Madrid airport blamed on Basque separatist group ETA. Zaragoza right back Diogo, on loan this season from Real Madrid, gave his side a 14th-minute lead from Andres D'Alessandro's corner with a glancing header in off the right post. Milito doubled Zaragoza's lead in the 51st with his 12th goal of the season although he enjoyed some good fortune.
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