It was an special match for Arbeloa, he returned home after leaving Real Zaragoza at the age of 18.
Before the fixture, Arbeloa started that his parents and friends life in Zaragoza, where is last game was before going to Liverpool. Due to it, the game had an special motivation for the player.
Real Madrid needed to win the three points if they wanted to keep their title hopes alive. Tow goals, one from Raul and the other achieved by Kaká, maintain the distance of one point between F.C. Barcelona. Colunga scored for the home team.
The first half began with no continuity in the game, although Real Madrid was dominating possession. Álvaro was, as always, convincing at the back of the field. In the 24th minute, he was penalized with yellow card.
At the end of the second half, Real Zaragoza battled back and the “White Team” continued pressing on till they broke the draw with Kakás goal (81th minute).
Now, time to think in the next match against Osasuna, a difficult team that’s trying to certificate their seat in the ‘Liga BBVA‘.