UEFA Europa League

Stabaek 0 - Valencia 3

Stabaek: Knudsen; Skjoenberg, Segerstrom, Rogne, Hedenstad; Palmason, Farnerud, Hauger, Kobayashi (Diskerud 69'); Berglund (Aase 63'), Nannskog (Hoff 63').
Valencia: César; Miguel, Dealbert, Alexis, Bruno; Marchena, Banega; Pablo Hernández (Joaquín 74'), David Silva (Michel 82'), Mata; David Villa (Zigic 77'). 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 29. Pablo Hernández. Beat Knudsen at second attempt from Mata cross.
0-2. 35. David Villa. Picked up Pablo centre and shot low past keeper.
0-3. 81. Joaquín. Ran on to lofted Mata pass and rounded keeper to score.

Valencia virtually ensured a place in the league stage of the new Europa League after a 0-3 win at Stabaek. Unai Emery's side totally dominated the game throughout, David Villa firing in four or five shots before Pablo Hernández got on the end of Mata's cross to beat Knudsen at the second attempt. Villa finally got his reward with a second goal close to half time, and had another strike ruled out for offside before substitute Joaquín ran in the third after another first class assist from Mata.