El Haj and Efih debut as Nachula rescues Zaragoza with first Reto Iberdrola goal against Osasuna
The Zambian forward marked her Zaragoza debut with a goal to avoid a losing debut
Hanane Ait El Haj and Peace Efih earned their debuts, while Rachel Nachula made her Spanish Reto Iberdrola scoring-debut for Zaragoza as her effort forced a 1-1 draw against Osasuna on Sunday.
The two teams created several chances in the opening 45 minutes but could not convert any as they head into the half time break with a stalemate at the Enrique Porta de Villanueva.
After the break, the visitors stunned the hosts when Maria Gonzalez broke the deadlock to put her side in front in the 70th minute.
Three minutes from time, American forward Lana Spitler teed up Nachula inside the area to grab her maiden goal and rescue the hosts from suffering a losing start to their league campaign.
Morocco’s Ait El Haj bagged a yellow card while Zambia’s Nachula scored her first competitive goal as both were in action for the duration of the match for Zaragoza.
Besides El Haj and Nachula, Nigeria’s Efih featured for 55 minutes before she was replaced by Cara Curtin while Zambia’s Hellen Mubanga was an unused substitute for Zaragoza.
The result saw Zaragoza placed fourth on the log with one point after their opening match of the season and they will continue their campaign with a visit to leaders AEM on October 25.