First Division - Day 1

Atlético Madrid 0 - Zaragoza 0

Atlético: Leo Franco; Velasco, Perea, Pablo, Antonio López; Gabi (Ibagaza 72'), Luccin; Maxi, Kezman (Galletti 72'), Petrov; Fernando Torres. 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: César; Ponzio, Alvaro, Milito, Toledo; Zapater (Generelo 80'), Movilla; Ewerthon, Oscar González (Cani 57'), Savio; Sergio García (Lafita 86'). 4-2-3-1.

Goals: None.

Disappointment for Atlético Madrid after a promising pre-season campaign, their new look strike force unable to find the net as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Zaragoza. Carlos Bianchi had brought in some exciting new faces, and in the opening minutes it looked like a matter of time before they would score. Kezman fired an early shot wide, Petrov and Fernando Torres brought good saves out of the ex Real Madrid keeper César and Kezman connected with a cross in from Petrov to fire another effort against the upright.

Zaragoza's only real chance in the first half was a shot from a few yards out by Sergio García which the youth international striker somehow managed to put over the bar with the goal at his mercy. After the break though they got back in the game, and Leo Franco had to be at his best to keep out Cani and Savio. Bianchi turned to Ibagaza and Galletti for the last few minutes, but it was more of the same, and in the end both sides settled for a point. It was not what they were expecting at the Calderón stadium.