Zaragoza: Doblas; Diogo, Jarosik, Contini,
Obradovic (Braulio 46'); Ponzio, Gabi; Lafita (Jorge López 69'), Ander
Herrera, Bertolo; Sinama-Pongolle (Marco Pérez 76'). 4-2-3-1.
Sporting: Juan Pablo; Lora, Botía (Jorge 59'), Gregory, José Angel; Eguren, Rivera (Matabuena 75'); Ayoze, Miguel De las Cuevas (Bilic 71'), Diego Castro; Barral. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 33. Obradovic (own goal). Deflected Lora cross past Doblas trying to clear.
0-2. 49. Diego Castro (penalty). After Jarosik brought down Barral inside area.
1-2. 56. Sinama-Pongolle. Latched on to Gabi pass and fired shot in off crossbar.
2-2. 61. Sinama-Pongolle. Ran on to Braulio pass and struck shot across keeper.
Yellow cards: Diogo 40', Botía 51', Ander 53', José Angel 80', Juan Pablo 81' / red cards: Jarosik 48'.
Zaragoza and Sporting Gijón kicked off the weekend needing to pick up points after disappointing starts to the season, but in the end they had to make do with one apiece after a 2-2 draw. The visitors took the lead with just over half an hour gone when Obradovic deflected Lora's cross past his own keeper. And early in the second half they seemed to have things wrapped up when Diego Castro converted a penalty after Jarosik was sent off for a foul on Barral. However a few minutes later Sinama-Pongolle got one back after beating Juan Pablo with a shot in off the bar from right of the area, and just five minutes later the French striker equalised after a quick counter-attack, running on to Gabi's through ball to steer a shot wide of the keeper.