Glasgow Celtic (0) 1 - Valencia (1) 0
Valencia win 4-5 on penalties
Mjallby, Balde, Vangaeren, Petrov; Petta (Thompson 85'), Lambert, Lennon,
Moravcik (Sylla 55', Hartson 110'); Larsson, Sutton. 4-4-2.
Valencia won through to the next round of the UEFA cup after an exciting penalty shoot out against Celtic. Rafa Benítez had to cobble together a side after a series of injuries struck down his midfield, and for the first time this season he lined up with five at the back and only one striker, Carew, up front. It was an exciting first half, with Douglas once again in great form stopping efforts from Ayala and Aimar amongst others, but Celtic created the most danger and Larsson levelled the tie at one a piece just before half time. Cañizares made a couple of vital saves in the second half, and after 30 minutes of extra time it was down to a round of five penalties each.
Douglas saved Vicente's kick in the first phase of the shoot out, but misses from Larsson and Petrov gave Ayala the chance to end it. However Douglas saved again to take it to the sudden death stage. Cañizares saved from Vangaeren, but referee Knud Fisker ordered the kick to be retaken. However Cañizares repeated the save, and Mista made no mistake with the next penalty to take Valencia through as Spain's only surviving side in the competition. The result lays the ghost of the Champions League final last May, particularly for Pellegrino who scored here after missing the vital penalty against Bayern Munich.