Intertoto Cup

Deportivo La Coruña 1 - Bnei Sakhnin 0

Deportivo: Fabricio; Manuel Pablo, Piscu, Lopo (Ze Castro 46'), Juanan, Filipe Luis; Lafita, Antonio Tomás, Juan Rodríguez, Valerón (Mista 61'); Riki (Omar Bravo 72'). 5-4-1.
Bnei Sakhnin: Alon; Osman, Saleh (Nsumbu 46'), Yeye, Bassam Ghanayim; Sha'ban (Bernard 60'), Banoon, Khalaila, Luzon; Rabbah, Hamad Ghanayim. 4-4-2.

1-0. 40. Valerón. Picked up pass from Riki and beat Anon.

Deportivo will be in next Friday's UEFA Cup qualifying round draw after a 3-1 aggregate win over Bnei Sakhnin. Defending a one goal advantage from the first leg, Miguel Angel Lotina's side controlled the game from the start. Riki and Lopo went close and Riki failed to beat Alon after Valerón set him up, but with five minutes to go to the break Valerón ran on to Riki's through ball to open the scoring. And Valerón could have added a second minutes later had Alon not been on his toes.

Up to that point the Israeli side had only tested Fabricio once with a weak shot from Luzon. And although the young keeper did have some work to do late on with a couple of saves from Hamad Ghanayim, the result was never in doubt. Lotina used the occasion to give a run out to three of his new signings later on, Ze Castro, Mista and Omar Bravo, Valerón going off to rousing applause from the crowd after his first start in a long time. All will be hoping that his long string of injuries is finally over.