Kiev: Bogush; Nesmachniy, Betão, Mikhalik,
El Kaddouri; Ghioane (Cernat 46'), Eremenko, Vukojevic, Kravchenko (Ninkovic
62'); Kravets (Correa 94'), Milevskiy. 4-4-2.
Valencia: César; Maduro, Raúl Albiol, Marchena, Del Horno; Albelda, Manuel Fernandes (Baraja 80'); Pablo Hernández (Joaquín 69'), David Silva (David Villa 65'), Mata; Morientes. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 08. Silva. Got ahead of defence to turn Mata cross in to net from close up.
1-1. 61. Milevskiy. Deflected Cernat free kick in to net with shoulder on far post.
Valencia came away from Dynamo Kiev with a useful 1-1 draw which gives them the edge for next week's second leg. The snowy conditions made play difficult, and although the Ukrainian side had not played a competitive match since mid-December, Kravits fired an early chance over the top. A few minutes later though David Silva opened the scoring after Pablo Hernández and Mata combined for the latter to lay the ball across the front of goal.
Milevskiy went close a couple of times before the break though, and with just over an hour gone the striker equalised, deflecting Cernat's free kick past César with his upper arm. That was about his last play however as a couple of minutes later he was sent off for a second bookable offence, and Morientes came close to restoring the lead when he shot just wide of the mark near the end.