|First Division - Day 14|
Zaragoza 2 - Athletic Bilbao 2
Rebosio, Milito, Alvaro, David Pirri; Ponzio, Soriano (Corona 77'); Galletti,
Cani (Yordi 72'), Savio; David Villa. 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Zaragoza: David Pirri, Ponzio, Cani for Toledo, Jesús, Iban Espadas / Athletic: Gurpegui, Yeste, Etxeberría for Orbaiz, Jonan García, Ezquerro.
Athletic Bilbao take over sixth spot after they drew 2-2 at Zaragoza on Thursday evening. Gurpegui returned to Valverde's line up after a judge put his drugs ban on hold pending a future court case, and the manager also included Yeste in his line up after he and Del Horno had been left out of the squad for a couple of games for disciplinary reasons, the two youngsters having been seen night-clubbing in the early hours before a game. Yeste celebrated his return scoring the first goal with just under a quarter of an hour on the clock after a short free kick, keeper Lainez getting a hand to the ball but unable to stop it entering the net.
Athletic went further ahead ten minutes later when Tiko ran through the defence before sticking the ball wide of the keeper, and with Etxeberría also testing Lainez, the Basques appeared to be on a roll. But only a couple of minutes later David Villa pulled one back with a shot on the turn, and before half time Galletti had put another chance over the bar from only five yards out.
Zaragoza levelled the scores immediately after the restart though, Villa once again showing clinical finishing from Galletti's cross. And the under 21 international could have completed his hat-trick later in the half when Aranzubia did well to get across and block his shot in time. However Athletic shut up shop after that, and they could have even won it late on had Lainez not saved from Jonan García.