First Division - Day 20

Zaragoza 0 - Espanyol 0

Zaragoza: Láinez; Rebosio, Aguado, Paco, Sundgren (Bilic 85'); Chainho, Toro Acuña; Juanele, Galletti (Jamelli 70'), Vellisca; Yordi. 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Mora; Navas, Lopo, Soldevilla, David García; De Lucas (Oscar 69'), Alex Fernández (Iván Díaz 35'), Morales, Roger; Martín Posse, Palencia (Aganzo 65'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Rebosio, Sundgren, Yordi for Pablo, Esquerdinha, Bilic / Espanyol: Alex Fernández, Roger, Martín Posse for Rotchen, Velamazán, Tamudo.

Goals: None.

A dull goal-less draw between Zaragoza and Espanyol, with the home fans once again chanting for the head of Txetxu Rojo at the end. The manager did make several changes to his side in an effort to change their luck, including last season's top scorer Jamelli in the squad for the first time in three months after making their peace, and brinigng back Yordi after he missed the last match through injury. Pablo and Esquerdinha were left completely out of the squad however following their disappointing performance at Barcelona last week. Espanyol were missing the suspended Tamudo, and also Velamazán, who will miss the rest of the season after a serious knee injury picked up in their last match at Málaga, and Paco Flores finally opted to play Posse and Palacios up front rather than the less experienced Aganzo.

It was a game (as they say) of two halves, with Espanyol the better side in the first 45 minutes and Zaragoza dominating after the half time interval. However the goalkeepers came out on top, with Láinez stopping a shot from Espanyol's best man De Lucas in the first half and Mora making a series of saves after the restart, especially from Yordi who got better as the game wore on. When Mora was eventually beaten, acting captain Soldevilla was there to clear Galletti's effort off the line. Espanyol could have snatched in injury time though, Láinez once again the saviour of his side after Posse got free in front of goal. With only Las Palmas winning from the clubs in the bottom half of the table, both sides remain where they were at the start of the day, in fourteenth and thirteenth place respectively.