Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa made a positive early impression with his new club Sunday when he scored a debut goal in Real Zaragoza's 1-1 draw at Ponferradina.
Kagawa, who left Borussia Dortmund to join the Spanish second-tier side on a permanent deal earlier this month, scored off his own rebound -- a left-footed shot from outside the box -- after his first right-footed attempt was blocked by a defender.
After a scoreless first half at Estadio El Toralin, the 30-year-old Kagawa, who started his second straight match, scored in the 59th minute and was replaced in the 71st minute.
"It was a good goal. I'm relieved," said Kagawa.
"I'll be expected to create more goal-scoring opportunities. This goal is a confidence boost. I have to keep this up," he said.
The momentum Zaragoza started to build in the second half was erased in the 85th minute when Pablo Valcarce scored the equalizer, and Zaragoza was forced to settle for a point in draw.
Elsewhere, Daizen Maeda scored his first goal with Portuguese first division side Maritimo, but Richard scored the winning goal just before the long whistle to give Tondela a 3-2 victory.
In the Austrian top flight, Takumi Minamino was credited with an assist as he set up the second of two goals from South Korean teammate Hwang Hee Chan, whose brace helped Salzburg win 5-0 over Admira at home.