"The penalty is not having been able to win. We had him on track, although that tie has made it not a happy afternoon for me," said Guti, who debuted as the first coach of a professional team.
A debut that showed some of the concepts that the former Real Madrid player intends to implant, who did not hesitate to vary the tactical drawing to ensure greater fluidity in the movement of the ball.
Although the truth is that Guti has work, as it became clear in the second half in which Zaragoza took over the meeting, after a first period of local domination.
Superiority that allowed Almeria to leave in advantage of the break, thanks to a goal from the head of the Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, who had wasted a very clear opportunity at the start of the match, at the last minute of the first part.
A bit that, curiously, woke up a Zaragoza, who seemed to spend the first forty-five minutes lamenting the casualties of the Argentine goalkeeper Cristian Alvarez, injured, and, above all, the Colombian striker Luis Suarez, who lost the contest for sanction.
Low that was responsible for alleviating the most unexpected player, striker Miguel Linares, a footballer who has barely entered the plans of Victor Fernandez and who on Sunday was claimed to sign the final tie (1-1) just five minutes from entering the field replacing the Nigerian James Igbekeme.
Tables that although they did not leave Guti satisfied, unlike Victor Fernandez, who did not hesitate to qualify the point of "puntazo", served Andalusians and Aragonese to continue installed one more day in the promotion promotion posts.
Of course, with ten points less, in the case of Almeria, and twelve, in the case of Zaragoza, that Cadiz, the intractable leader of the competition, which added a valuable point in his visit to Vallecas, after drawing 1-1 with the Lightning, another one of the "roosters" of the category.
In the duel of styles that ended in tables, since if the gaditanos, who went ahead on the scoreboard with a goal by Ivan Alejo at 38 minutes, imposed in the first half the practical, effective and without concessions football that characterizes them, in the second, Rayo managed to tie with a goal by Argentine Oscar Trejo, thanks to his more elaborate proposal.
A draw that, however, left a better taste in the mouth of Cadiz, who was about to take the victory in the final stretch of the clash with a header from Honduran striker Anthony "Choco" Lozano, who cut on the same goal line The rayista goalkeeper.
And it is that Cadiz, despite the equalizer, showed in his visit to Vallecas the reason for his strength at the head of a classification, in which Rayo, twelfth, still fails to reach promotion promotion positions.
On the contrary that the surprising Fuenlabrada, classified fourth, that took hold in the noble zone of the table, after matching this Sunday 0-0 in its visit to the field of a Malaga, which again showed its offensive deficiencies.
Weighed down by the absence of Albanian striker Armando Sadiku, who joined Adrian's last-minute leave, the Malacitano team lacked enough punch to disturb the rocky Madrid team.
However, the point achieved allowed Malaga to escape from the relegation places, where Deportivo de La Coruna, colista of the category, is more sunk every day, after losing this Sunday by 1-3 to Elche.
A clash in which the Galicians again showed the same defensive problems that have made Luis Cesar's team the most thrashed team in the competition, after fitting a total of 27 goals – almost two per game – in the fourteenth first day.
Wound in which he rummaged and in that way, that in his second approach to the Deportivo area he went ahead to thirteen minutes of play on the scoreboard (0-1) with a foul goal by Gonzalo Verdu.
The second goal of the ilicitano team also reached a penalty ball, in this case, which ended its triumph in the absence of three minutes for the conclusion with a goal (1-3) of Pere Milla after a counterattack caused by an error in the core of the Galician set.
Equally, the Racing de Santander will continue in relegation positions, despite rescuing a point at the last minute, after drawing 2-2 at home with a Ponferradina, which was useless to get ahead even twice on the scoreboard.