Barcelona (4) 1 - Wisla Krakow (3) 0
Barcelona: Bonano; Puyol, Christanval, Andersen, Sergi; Rochemback (Luis Enrique 57'), Xavi, Cocu (Gabri 84'); Rivaldo; Saviola (Geovanni 78'), Kluivert. 4-3-1-2.
Barcelona qualified comfortably for the first league stage of the Champions League beating Polish side Wisla 5-3 on aggregate. The 3-4 victory in the first leg was more than enough, and although a great performance by Wisla's keeper Sarnat limited Barça to one goal, there was never any danger of them losing the tie. The pre-match publicity was all about Barcelona's new "trident", Saviola, Kluivert and Kluivert, playing together for the first time, but although Barça dominated the first half, Sarnat and a tight defence kept them out time and time again.
With almost an hour gone Rexach put on substitute Luis Enrique, and he finally broke the ice, running into space as Saviola played on Rivaldo's long pass to drill the ball into the back of the net. Rivaldo missed an easy chance to make it two late in the game, but with the Polish side hardly crossing the halfway line it did not matter this time. Barcelona go in to the hat for the fifth time in a row for Thursday afternoon's draw, thanks in large part to Rivaldo, who scored hat-tricks against Valencia in the last match of the season and in the first leg of this tie. An awful lot of money was at stake.