The excitement continued into the second period when an own goal from Abraham sent Deportivo into the lead with 56 minutes on the clock.
Both sides had chances in the latter stages, but neither could add to the scoreline as Deportivo held on for the three vitals points.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
DEPORTIVO: Aranzubia; Marchena, Pablo, Aythami, Silvio; Valeron, Aguilar, Juan Dominguez; Riki, Gama, Pizzi
ZARAGOZA: Jimenez; Sapunaru, Loovens, Abraham, Alvaro; Romaric, Movilla, Montanes, Oriol; Postiga, Rodri