Honka Espoo 0 - Racing Santander 1
Jalasto, Heilala, Hakampää, Kosinen (Otaru 58'); Haarala, Perovuo
(Koskela 58'), Turunen, Vasara; Kokko, Vuorinen (Weckström 46'). 4-4-2.
Racing Santander are safely in to the league stage of the competition after a single goal victory in Helsinki. Defending a slim one goal lead on an artificial pitch, coach Juan Ramón Muñiz wasn't taking chances, and he put out a strong line up. It was youngster Edu Bedía who put them ahead though in only the third minute, turning the ball back past the keeper after a deflected shot from Pinillos came back off the bar.
Pereira could have extended the lead before the break when he shot wide with the goal at his mercy, but Toño had to make important saves from Kokko either side of half time. Juanjo could have wrapped things up later on when he headed Bedía's cross wide of the mark, but with Honka then needing to score three to turn the scoreline around it wasn't needed. Euro-Racing were through, and their first ever participation in Europe will continue on for another four games at least.