First Division - Day 32

Zaragoza 0 - Valladolid 0

Zaragoza: Láinez; Pablo, Rebosio, César, Esquerdinha (Bilic 85'); Toro Acuña, José Ignacio; Juanele (Corona 70'), Galletti (Drulic 76'), Vellisca; Milosevic. 4-2-3-1.
Valladolid: Ricardo; Torres Gómez, Mario, Caminero (Lozano 90'), Marcos; Peña, Jesús; Fernando Sales, Fernando, Luis García; Tote (Oscar 76'). 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Rebosio, César, Esquerdinha, Toro Acuña, Juanele, Vellisca for Cuartero, Komljenovic, Paco, Chainho, Bilic, Garitano / Valladolid: Mario for Lozano.

Goals: None.

Zaragoza's third manager this season Marcos Alonso promised goals in his debut at the Romareda stadium. However once again his side put in a disappointing performance to leave them in next to bottom position after six games without a win. Marcos continued trying out players, with six changes to the team he put out last week. Toro Acuña returned after injury, and the manager brought back Rebosio, Esquerdinha and Juanele who were all out of favour with his predecessor Luis Costa. It was Pepe Moré's side who took the early initiative though, with Fernando Sales and Caminero going close in the first five minutes. The home side finally got going later in the half, but Milosevic and Galletti were both off target when given an opportunity.

The second half opened with Tote bringing the best save of the match out of Lainez as Valladolid realised that the points were there for the taking. Fernando shot just wide and the keeper saved well again from Fernando Sales as the visitors came out. Alonso replied by bringing his back four up to the halfway line and throwing on extra forwards, but the introduction of Drulic and then Bilic only added to the confusion, and it was left to Acuña too try his luck from outside of the area. Valladolid lost Caminero who was stretchered off in the final minutes after getting a blow on the cheek, and referee Puentes Leira denied them a possible victory when he waved away appeals for a penalty for a foul by Pablo on Fernando Sales in injury time.