Real Zaragoza moved seven points clear of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Monday.
Franco Zuculini opened the scoring for Zaragoza in the 21st minute after Jose Maria Movilla pounced on a loose ball in the box and found the Argentine midfielder, who calmly registered his first goal of the season.
Zaragoza dominated possession throughout the second half and were rewarded on 60 minutes when Antonio Galdeano buried a powerful shot from the edge of the area.
Rayo failed to test goalkeeper Jimenez Roberto until the late stages, with a shot from Triguero Tito tipped around the post in their closest effort.
Zaragoza climbed one spot above Rayo to 12th place on the table, with both teams on 19 points.
The undefeated Barcelona are on top with 43 points, followed by second-placed Atletico Madrid on 37 and Real Madrid on 32.