|First Division - Day 12|
Getafe 0 - Osasuna 0
Mario Cotelo, Belenguer, Matellán, Pernía; Diego Rivas,
Celestini; Paunovic, Riki, Gavilán (Craioveanu 68'); Güiza (Nano
Team changes: Getafe: Calatayud, Paunovic, Gavilán for Luis García, Pulido, Cubillo / Osasuna: Cruchaga, Josetxo, Muñoz, David López, Romeo for Cuéllar, Miguel Flaño, Puñal, Webó, Milosevic.
Last week's leaders Osasuna were held 0-0 at Getafe, and after Barcelona won at Real Madrid later in the evening they found themselves behind Frank Rijkaard's team on goal difference. The Pamplona based side didn't get going at all in the first half, and Ricardo had to be at his best to keep out efforts from Cotelo, Gavilán and Güiza. Pernía also went close a couple of times, and Gavilán hit the post with another effort close to the break.
Calatayud had not been troubled at all in his league debut for his new side, with Delporte and Cruchaga failing to find the target the only time his opponents got close. Aguirre's frustration finally got too much, and the coach had to watch the rest of the game from the stands after being shown a red card for insulting the referee on the half hour mark. He was still able to direct operations though, and the introduction of Webó for the second half at least inspired Muñoz and Romeo to put the local keeper to the test.
Still Bernd Schuster's side were on top, and Ricardo was in action again to keep out Güiza, Paunovic and Riki. Riki also had a couple of penalty appeals turned down by Lizondo Cortés, but by then Aguirre had pulled the wagons in to a circle, defender Cuéllar replacing Romeo as the visitors settled for a point. The match ended without goals, but at least both sides came away with something.