Helder Postiga had put Los Maños on the board with his effort in the 13th minute but Isco scored in the 23rd minute to even the score at 1-1, and neither Málaga nor Real Zaragoza managed to achieve a breakthrough after that.
Postiga was on the pitch for 89 minutes. He scored in the 13th minute and took three shots.
Real Zaragoza also suffered with late discipline problems when José Mari was given a red card in the 92nd minute.
Málaga were caught offside seven times during play. Javier Saviola made his mark on the match for Málaga after coming on for Joaquín in the 60th minute due to injury, as he took two shots.
Los Blanquillos enjoyed possession of the ball for a mere 40.7% of the contest. Real Zaragoza had 15 shots, including four on target.The four attempts by Apoño were the most of any Real Zaragoza player.