Levante: Keylor Navas; Pedro López,
Vyntra, David Navarro, Nico Karabelas; Iborra, Diop; Pedro Ríos (El Zhar
75'), Michel, Valdo (Simao Mate 57'); Acquafresca (Roger 84'). 4-2-3-1.
Zaragoza: Roberto; José Fernández, Loovens (José Marí 74'), Alvaro, Abraham; Pinter, Apoño; Víctor Rodríguez, Rodri (Rubén Rochina 78'), Paco Montañés (Carmona 68'); Postiga. 4-2-3-1.
Yellow cards: Víctor Rodríguez 24', Loovens 33', Iborra 40', Pedro López 54', 92', Abraham 79', Simao 89' / red cards: Diop 52', Pedro López 92'.
A 0-0 draw between Levante and Zaragoza to kick off the weekend, a result which virtually ensures another season in the top flight for the locals, but leaves Manolo Jiménez's side just two points above the drop zone. With the league investigating match fixing allegations following the recent game against Deportivo, the Valencia based team were looking for a committed performance to prove their innocence. And they were unlucky not to go ahead in the opening minutes, referee Gil Manzano turning down a penalty appeal when José Fernández handled in the area, and then disallowing a strike by Acquafresca for a borderline offside. Visiting keeper Roberto did well to save a Pedro Ríos header, and Acquafresca and Ríos went close again, and although the Maños did start to push forward later on in the first half, Keylor Navas was hardly troubled in the local goal. Seven minutes after the restart however Diop got himself sent off for a hard tackle on Víctor Rodríguez, and soon afterwards Navas had to be on his toes to keep out a deflection from David Navarro. Postiga and Apoño fired shots over the top and Navas had to save from José Marí, but Roberto was also called upon to keep out an Iborra header later on. With the game in injury time Levante were left with nine men when Pedro López picked up a second booking, but the game ended a minute or so later, a draw probably a fair result all things considered.