Sevilla 2 - Red Bull Salzburg 0
Konko, Squillaci, David Prieto, Fernando Navarro; Fazio; Jesús Navas,
Maresca (Kanouté 46'), Romaric, Diego Capel (Adriano 60'); Luis Fabiano
(Chevantón 65'). 4-1-4-1.
Sevilla returned to the competition they won two years in a row with a 2-0 victory over Salzburg. Capel's early goal gave them hope of a comfortable scoreline, the winger firing a low shot back in to the net after Luis Fabiano dummied away from a Jesús Navas cross.
But after that they hardly troubled Ochs in the visiting goal, and Palop had to pull off first class saves from Zickler in the first half, and Leitgeb and Nelisse in the second. They could also have had a penalty against them when Mahop was brought down in the area soon after the restart.
The fans started to whistle at their own players, but with the game already in injury time Adriano and Chevantón broke out of their own half, and Adriano finished off after receiving a return pass from his team mate. It may prove crucial, as it is not going to be easy on Salzburg's artificial pitch in two weeks' time.