First Division - Day 15

Zaragoza 3 - Espanyol 3

Zaragoza: César; Diogo (Oliveira 75'), Ayala, Sergio, Paredes; D'Alessandro (Celades 69'), Zapater, Luccin, Aimar (Oscar González 69'); Sergio García, Diego Milito. 4-4-2.
Espanyol: Kameni; Zabaleta, Torrejón, Lacruz, Clemente; Valdo, Moisés Hurtado (Lola 64'), Angel, Riera (Moha 88'); Luis García, Tamudo (Corominas 78'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Zaragoza: Sergio, D'Alessandro for Juanfran, Oscar González / Espanyol: Lacruz for Jarque.

1-0. 04. Milito. Ran on to D'Alessandro pass and poked shot wide of Kameni.
1-1. 07. Tamudo. Collected free kick on left of area and curled shot over César.
1-2. 11. Valdo. Latched on to cross from left to lob shot over keeper.
1-3. 14. Zabaleta. Got on end of Riera's cross to shoot back into net.
2-3. 85. Oliveira. Connected with Milito cross to turn shot in on far post.
3-3. 89. Oliveira. First time volley past keeper from Milito's long cross.

Espanyol missed out on a chance to move up into the top four after drawing 3-3 at Zaragoza. Diego Milito put the home side ahead in the fourth minute after running on to a long pass from D'Alessandro to beat Kameni. But with less than a quarter of an hour on the clock the visitors had scored three times, with Tamudo starting things off after picking up Luis García's free kick to curl a shot over César from a wide angle. Valdo lobbed the keeper from the edge of the area four minutes later for the second, and Zabaleta connected with Riera's cross to thump the ball back into the net soon afterwards.

Luis García headed an easy chance wide before half time, and Zaragoza were left with ten men soon after the restart after Luccin picked up a second booking. Kameni had to save from Milito and Aimar headed over, but Valdo fired a good chance over the bar and Tamudo brought a good save out of César.

With the crowd baying for his head Víctor Fernández's days seemed to be numbered. But he brought on Oliveira and the Brazilian striker saved the day for him with two goals in the last five minutes, the first with a shot on the far post after connecting with a cross from Diego Milito, and the second with a first time volley after another Milito cross. Even so they almost lost it when Corominas had a goal disallowed for offside in injury time, but it was not to be.