Chernomorets 0 - Valencia 1
Valencia: Cañizares; Curro Torres, Djukic, Pellegrino, Carboni; Rufete, Marchena (Navarro 90'), De Los Santos, Kily González (Vicente 69'); Juan Sánchez, Mista (Carew 77'). 4-4-2.
A much changed Valencia side did enough to take a one goal lead back from the Crimea. With a second seven hour trip to Novorossisk in six days after this match was postponed last week when they were already in Russia, Rafa Benítez left some of his star players at home and kept others in reserve on the bench. Chernomorets were not expected to cause too many problems, especially as they had apparently sold their best players in the close season, and youngsters such as Marchena and Mista were given a chance to prove themselves.
It was heavy going at the beginning with a gale force wind against them, but Valencia still carved out a couple of chances, with Juan Sánchez wasting a clear cut opportunity, and Guerus saving well from Mista. The ex Real Madrid and Tenerife forward got the only goal of the match though on his debut, bundling the ball over the line after the keeper couldn't hold on to a weak shot from Sánchez. Cañizares was called on to punch clear from a dangerous corner, but otherwise the Spanish side were in control, and though they didn't add to their scoreline, Benítez was happy with the result.