Valencia qualified for the first league stage of the Champions League after defeating Tirol Innsbruck of Austria 4-1. Mendieta and Diego Alonso both scored in the first half, and the two players repeated the act in the second, with Mendieta scoring his second from the penalty spot. The first leg in Austria two weeks ago ended 0-0. Valencia, who lost last season's final to Real Madrid, join Deportivo La Coruña, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the draw on Friday lunchtime.

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