Intertoto cup - second round, first leg
Villarreal 2 - Hafnarfjördur 0
The season started early for Villarreal, who kicked off the new campaign with a victory in their first ever match in a European competition. The Spanish side had problems at the beginning breaking down an ultra-defensive Icelandic defence, but they opened their account with just over a half an hour gone when Guayre and Jorge López combined to set up Víctor to head past Laurusson.
Despite dominating the match from then on, they were only capable of scoring once more, Galván heading home midway through the second half after Martín Palermo hit the post. New signing Aranda should have got a third near the end when his effort was cleared off the line, but Villarreal should have done enough to finish things off in Iceland next week and set up a third round tie with the winner of the game between Torino and Bregenz. (06.07.02)