Valencia 2 - CS Marítimo 1
Maduro, Raúl Albiol (Albelda 25'), Iván Helguera (David Villa
60'), Del Horno; Marchena, Manuel Fernándes; Pablo Hernández,
Hugo Viana, Vicente (Mata 71'); Angulo. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia had some difficulties in the second leg against Maritimo before winning through in the end. With a one goal lead from the first leg, Unai Emery put out a line up packed with reserves. But although Hugo Viana could have scored in the first minute, otherwise they were up against it. And with five minutes to go to the break Marcinho levelled the tie when he picked up a pass from Miguelito and chipped a shot past Guaita.
With the Portuguese side still looking dangerous after the restart, Emery turned to David Villa and then Mata. But it was not until twelve minutes from the end that Del Horno headed the equaliser from a Manuel Fernandes cross. An away goal from Maritimo would still have won it, but with the game in injury time Croatian referee Ivan Bebek gifted Villa a penalty, and the Spanish striker happily tucked it away to end the contest.