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Malaga held to 1-1 home draw by Real Zaragoza

Associated Press
Feb 03, 2013 at 06:46pm IST

Barcelona: Fourth-place Malaga were held to a 1-1 home draw by Real Zaragoza in the Spanish league on Sunday, as forward Julio Baptista returned to the pitch after a 16-month layoff with a broken right foot.

Striker Helder Postiga side-footed a long pass into the far corner of the net to open the scoring for Zaragoza 13 minutes in. Francisco Alarcon levelled for Malaga 10 minutes later by converting a penalty after Javier Parades had handled the ball in the box.

Alarcon and Zaragoza's Antonio Galdeano would both hit the woodwork, but neither side were able to get the winner. Baptista went on in the 70th to hearty applause from the La Rosaleda crowd. Malaga, however, lost Eliseu Pereira and Joaquin Sanchez to apparent leg injuries during the game.

Malaga held to 1-1 home draw by Zaragoza

Malaga, however, lost Eliseu Pereira and Joaquin Sanchez to apparent leg injuries during the game.

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