Celta Vigo 4 - Sigma Olomouc 0
Celta: Pinto; Coira, Sergio, Berizzo, Juanfran (Silvinho 65'); Vagner (Edú 55'), Luccin (Giovanella 75'); Karpin, Boban, Gustavo López; Catanha. 4-2-3-1.
Celta started their new European campaign with a resounding victory against a Czech side who only put up resistance in the early part of the game. Víctor Fernández used the game to give an opportunity to some members of his squad who had not had a chance in the league so far, with Pinto replacing the indisposed Cavallero and Coira and Vagner also making their first starts of the season. The Gallician side started well with Sergio heading wide, although ex Tenerife striker Hapel could have scored at the other end with Pinto, replacing the indisposed Cavallero, out of position. Eventually though Celta took the lead, Karpin beating Vaniak after Coira had put in a dangerous cross into the area.
Víctor replaced an off form Vagner with Edú shortly after half time, and things improved. Catanha added the second from the penalty spot in the second half after Sergio was fouled, and Edú himself got the third only three minutes later with a shot which went through the legs of a defender. Víctor brought on Silvinho for his first appearance in a sky blue shirt, but he only lasted a quarter of an hour before going off injured leaving his team with ten men. Even so Karpin got his second of the night on a counter attack in the final moment.