Zaragoza 3 - Silkeborg 0
Zaragoza: Láinez; Cuartero, Paco, Sundgren, Esquerdinha; Acuña (José Ignacio 08'), Aragón; Juanele, Corona (Galletti 46'), Garitano (Jamelli 82'); Yordi. 4-2-3-1.
Three goals in the second half gave Zaragoza a comfortable lead for the second leg in Denmark next week. Txetxu Rojo gave several players a start for the first time this season, including Cuartero, Sundgren, Aragón, Corona and Garitano. They started nervously though, losing Acuña to injury early on and missing several scoring chances as the new line up failed to gel. Silkeborg were prepared to defend and look for a goal on the counterattack, and they gave Láinez more than one scare with their rapid breaks from defence.
Rojo's half time pep talk appeared to work though, and with Galletti on the park they scored within two minutes of the kick off, Yordi producing a spectacular header from Garitano's cross. A few minutes later Juanele added a second with a shot which bounced just over the line off the crossbar, the linesman convincing Turkish referee Metin Tokat that the goal was valid. That sunk the Danish side, and José Ignacio finished things off with a header near the end.