Intertoto cup - third round, first leg
Torino 2 - Villarreal 0
Villarreal: López Vallejo; Javi Venta (Belletti 68'), Unai, Quique Alvarez, Arruabarrena; Galca, Jorge López (Aranda 68'); Guayre (Gracia 89'), Víctor, Calleja; Palermo. 4-2-3-1.
Villarreal have a lot to do in next Saturday's second leg if they are to progress to the next round of the Intertoto cup after losing this match in Italy. Víctor Muñoz's side felt hard done by when the referee waved play on after Delli Carri clearly handled the ball in the penalty area late in the first half, and only minutes later they fell behind when slack marking from a free kick let Comotto in to head past López Vallejo.
Coming just before the break it was a psychological blow, and they found themselves further behind just after the restart when half time substitute Somesse took advantage of a mistake by Quique Alvarez to set up Ferrante for a second. Torino were reduced to ten men when Comotto got a straight red card on the hour mark, but great goalkeeping by Bucci and a dreadful miss by Palermo near the end foiled any attempt at a come back. (21.07.02)