UEFA Cup - second round, first leg
A second half penalty from Adrian Ilie was enough to give Valencia a valuable 1-1 draw in the first leg at Legia Warsaw. The Polish side had taken the lead through Karwan in the tenth minute, but Carew forced the spot kick to maintain Valencia's unbeaten record this season.
Mostovoi came to the rescue of Celta with a late hat-trick on a rainy night in Vigo against Slovan Liberec. The Russian gave the home side the lead in the first half, but Edú put through his own net after the break. However two more from the Tsar, the last one right at the end, gave Celta a two goal advantage for the second leg.
Zaragoza put in another disappointing performance, only managing a 0-0 draw against Swiss side Servette. Txetxu Rojo put out a strong side, but they were unable to score, and Servette were unlucky not to come away with a victory in the end as the home fans booed their players off the pitch. (18.10.01)