Vullnet Basha returns as Real Zaragoza keep fighting for a La Liga spot


We are slowly approaching the final rounds of Secunda Division. Real Zaragoza are one of the teams fighting at the top half but they are currently just outside the final playoff-spot. This weekend Zaragoza with Vullnet Basha on board failed to clinch the final spot as Zaragoza only got only one point from Ponferradina.

Injuries, a red card and collecting to many yellow cards have prevented Basha from getting much play time but he is still an important part of the Zaragoza puzzle. This was proven last night when returned to help Zaragoza play 1-1 against Ponferradina. He had a great shot on goal right after the half-time break but it was saved by the goalkeeper. Zaragoza were given a corner and managed to score but Ponferradina equalized shortly after. Now both teams have 53 points in the chart. A win would’ve been better for seventh placed Zaragoza as sixth placed Ponferradina still have a firm grip on the final spot for the promotion playoff.

Basha has only one goal noted and it was a beauty I can add, goal of the month back in January when Zaragoza beat Recreativo Huelva (2-0). Basha has been in the lineup ten times and with him from start Zaragoza have won four games (in a row!), tied four times and lost twice. He has also been substituted in five times this season. During these games they have won twice, tied twice and lost just once.

Born in Switzerland, the 24-year-old defensive midfielder is actually only on loan from Swiss Sion but the supporters are hoping to keep this har working Albanian in Spain. Despite his absence he has become a favorite amongst Zaragoza’s supporters.

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