Intertoto cup - third round, first leg
Málaga 3 - Ghent 0
Málaga: Contreras; Josemi (Rojas 84'), Fernando Sanz, Roteta, Valcarce; Gerardo, Sandro, Edgar (Manu 67'), Musampa; Dely Valdés, Canabal (Leko 67'). 4-4-2.
Málaga virtually secured their place in the semi-final of the competition with a convincing victory over a weak Belgian side. The Andalucians were almost at full strength, missing only the injured Litos and their two Uruguayan internationals Romero and Darío Silva, who were given a longer break after the World Cup, and they dominated the game from the start.
Dely Valdés went close twice before finally shooting low past keeper Herpoel with just over a quarter of an hour gone, and Canabal added a second later in the half. The Belgians came back at the start of the second half, but after Faye got himself sent off their challenge ended. Dely Valdés wrapped things up a few minutes from the end with his second of the night. (20.07.02)