A neat Real Zaragoza slightly moves away from relegation

The important victory of a neat Real Zaragoza over Mirandés (1-0) allows the Aragonese team to continue with their heads above the water and move up to three points from relegation after a match in which, unlike on other occasions, they did not commit big mistakes and took advantage of one of the ones he had.

The value of the three points in the victory over the Burgos team is joined by the psychological aspect of a team in need of this type of reinforcement because its performance in recent days has become a swing that makes it hover, when not to enter, in the red zone of the leaderboard.

For Mirandés, on the contrary, it is a trip that makes him lose his step in his attempt to get closer to the first six places in the classification.

The meeting between Aragonese and Castilian-Leonese was the last of the day so both faced it knowing the results of their most direct rivals, which could be either an incentive or a pressure factor and it was the men of Juan Ignacio Martínez “JIM” those who better assimilated the situation before a Mirandés who sinned innocence at the end of the plays, despite the fact that he was the one who set the pace of the game whenever he wanted except in the last minutes in which the team could have sentenced with a second goal that did not come either.

A Zaragoza team, who came out with great strength from the start and that in minute 5 could already go ahead in a shot by Alberto Zapater that Victor Gómez saved, took the lead a minute later with a goal from central Matthieu Peybernes on a serve corner.

This did not affect the game of the visitors who, true to their style, dominated the ball with a very high possession (74%) against an opponent who was not able to recover it and who when he did so easily lost it.

However, the dominance and good deployment on the lawn of the visitors did not manage to put the local goal in trouble until they enjoyed two clear occasions in the 24th and 33rd minutes, the work of Iván Martín and Víctor Gómez, respectively, the first rejected by Cristian Alvarez and the second who came out tight to the post.

The locals, far from shrinking, replied with two other opportunities to score, both against, in 34 and 40, the first with a shot from Zapater that saved the visiting goalkeeper, Raúl Lizoain, with his face, and the second with a Iñigo Eguaras’s shot did not define well and allowed the Canarian goalkeeper to save the ball.

The monologue with the ball of the Burgos team was repeated after the refreshment time with several approaches after excellent combinations, but it still lacked to finish the plays that came to nothing although, contrary to what happened in the first 45 minutes, the owners of the field they were not capable of putting fear into their opponent’s body with some dangerous action.

Only in 78 was a shot by Pep Chavarría cut off with one hand by Víctor Gómez for which the referee signaled a penalty sent to the crossbar by Alex Alegría.

Only at the end did the hands shake off the foreign dominance and haunted the Castilian-Leon goal but, as happened to Mirandés, the focus was not too focused to have scored and stopped suffering until the final whistle.


Real Zaragoza: Cristian Álvarez; Vigaray, Peybernes, Jair, Nieto; Bermejo (Sanabria, m.82), Zapater (Francho, m.69), Eguaras (Adrián, m.91), Chavarría; Narváez (Zanimacchia, m.91) and Alegría (Iván Azón, m.82).

CD. Mirandés: Lizoain; Victor Gómez, Vivian, Berrocal, Javi Jiménez; Javi Muñoz, Meseguer (Barco, m.91), Alex López (Jackson, m.61); Iván Martín, Cristo (Simón Moreno, m.82) and Pablo Martínez (Djouahra, m.82).

Goal: 1-0. M.6. Peybernes.

Referee: Trujillo Suárez (Tenerife Committee). He gave a yellow card to Jair, from Real Zaragoza and Lizoain, Javi Jiménez and Víctor Gómez, from Mirandés.

Incidents: match corresponding to matchday 30 of the Second Division played at the La Romareda stadium in Zaragoza behind closed doors. Before the match, the players of the Aragonese team wore a shirt in support of Dani Lasure, on loan to Leganés, who has recently undergone surgery for a testicular tumor.