Zaragoza: Carrizo; Diogo, Goni, Pulido, Paredes
(Babic 88'); Ponzio, Abel Aguilar (Jorge López 58'); Pennant, Ander
Herrera, Lafita; Arizmendi (Braulio 75'). 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto, Filipe Luis; Juan Domínguez (Sergio 78'), Antonio Tomás; Juan Rodríguez, Valerón (Riki 65'), Guardado; Adrián (Pablo Alvarez 73'). 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Aguilar 37', Juan Rodríguez 37', Pulido 67', Jorge López 69', Juan Domínguez 71', Lafita 72'.
Zaragoza and Deportivo drew 0-0 in a low scoring opening weekend to the new year, the point keeping the Galicians in the top six but not helping the locals move off next to bottom spot. At least new manager José Aurelio Gay was able to stop the flow of goals against his side, his changed defence only threatened briefly by central defender Lopo.