Share out of the spoils in the Aragonese derby

It ended all square between SD Huesca and Real Zaragoza (1-1) in a clash where both teams were reduced to ten men in the first 45

There was no winner in this Aragonese derby, as SD Huesca and Real Zaragoza shared out the spoils at El Alcoraz in a game that proved to be too combative soon, even dirty at times in the first half. Both sides’ captains were red-carded, which was not an exciting spectacle, and the fans did not leave the stadium totally satisfied.

The first-half scenario was definitely in none of the managers’ plans, since both teams lost their captains after they were shown a straight red card and went 1-1 into the half-time. However, the encounter had begun with nice opportunities in both areas and level on occasions. The hosts registered the first effort when Obeng’s shot hit the post after 13 minutes. Juan Carlos was already facing the keeper when a defender burst ahead him to clear the ball. It ultimately fell to Obeng, but his powerful shot hit the far post for Timor to catch the rebound, but his shot skidded wide. The Oscenses felt more and more comfortable, remaining dangerous on every occasion they ventured forward and making the most of Gerard Valentin’s incredible attacking performance, who kept getting forward down the wing, trying to combine with Obeng, who was enjoying the day in the box. However, in that precise moment, when the Azulgranas were displaying their attacking prowess, Pulido was sent off in the 27th minute for a challenge on Giuliano Simeone. It was a setback for Ziganda’s men, who saw Zaragoza take the lead through Bebe. Nevertheless, referee Lopez Toca would take out his red card again, this time to show it to Zaragoza’s captain, Alberto Zapater following a tackle on Oscar Sielva. The teams were level in terms of men and they would be level on the score, too. A long-range powerful effort from Andrei Ratiu was repelled by Cristian Alvarez, but Obeng was clever to net the rebound.

Obeng shut the first half and was very close to open the second 45, when he drove the ball and combined with Ratiu for the Romanian to fire a shot on target, but the defence cleared the ball from the line. Ziganda decided to make some changes then, introducing Ruben Pulido, Kento and Marc Mateu. The first ball of the latter was a very dangerous corner. SD Huesca kept on piling up the goal attempts with in an exciting flurry that saw a strike from Florian ricochet towards goal off a defender, but Cristian pulled off an excellent save. The visitors struggled to fashion opportunities as Andres did not need to use his gloves in a tepid second half for Zaragoza which ended all square. It meant the Azulgranas had to settle for a point but, having been so close to taking all three, it ultimately felt like a defeat for SD Huesca’s side in the aftermath of the final whistle.

Match summary
SD Huesca
SD Huesca
Spanish Segunda Division · M32
El Alcoraz
Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza
Andrés Fdez. photo
01Andrés Fdez.
Alvarez photo
Andrei photo
Fran Gamez photo
18Fran Gamez
Florian Miguel photo
03Florian Miguel
Nieto photo
Sielva photo
Francho photo
Blasco photo
A. Frances photo
06A. Frances
J. Pulido photo
14J. Pulido
Jair Jr photo
03Jair Jr
Gerard V. photo
07Gerard V.87
V. Vada photo
11V. Vada76
Timor S.v photo
04Timor S.v
Zapater photo
Puche photo
Joaquín photo
Giuliano photo
Juan Carlos photo
22Juan Carlos78
José Ángel Ziganda
Fran Escribá
Kento Hashimoto photo
05Kento Hashimoto78
Gabriel Fuentes photo
02Gabriel Fuentes
06I. Vilarrasa
Eugeni photo
Soko photo
Bermejo photo
10Javi Martinez87
Larra photo
12Juan José Nieto Zarzoso
A. Ratón photo
13A. Ratón
13Juan Perez
Jairo Quinteros photo
15Jairo Quinteros
Lombardo photo
16Tomás Alarcón45
Carrillo photo
Makhtar Gueye photo
19Makhtar Gueye83
A. Kante photo
19A. Kante87
Manu N. Molina photo
23Manu N. Molina
M. Mateu photo
21M. Mateu78
Lluís Lopez photo
24Lluís Lopez
R.pulido photo
38Pau Sans
Tomeo photo
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Referee team
José Antonio López Toca
Abraham Pérez Dapía
David Ortíz Calderón
Albert Ávalos Martos
Fourth official
Víctor Areces Franco
Video Assistant Referee
Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
Assistant VAR Official