UEFA Europa League

Slavia Prague 2 - Valencia 2

Slavia: Romanovs (Vaniak 28'); Krajcik, Celustka, Vomacka, Hubacek; Grajciar (Smicer 87'), Suchy, Trapp, Hlousek; Senkerik, Naumov (Janda 46'). 4-4-2.
Valencia: Moyà; Bruno, David Navarro, Maduro, Mathieu; Marchena, Baraja; Joaquín (Pablo Hernández 57'), Mata (Jordi Alba 63'); Zigic. 4-2-3-1.

0-1. 22. Joaquín (penalty). After Mata brought down inside penalty area.
0-2. 47. Maduro. Picked up ball outside area and beat Vaniak with angled shot.
1-2. 79. Janda. Got ahead of Maduro to head corner wide of Moyà.
2-2. 82. Grajciar. Following up after Moyà pushed out effort from Hlousek.

Valencia still have some work to do to qualify after throwing away a two goal lead at Slavia Prague. Joaquín opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Mata was fouled, and Mata should have had a second minutes later had the referee not ruled the strike out for a non-existent offside.

Things appeared to be over when Maduro cracked a shot past Vaniak at the beginning of the second half, especially as a minute later Senkerik was sent off for a second bookable offence. But two goals in three minutes from Janda and Grajciar levelled the scores, and Valencia also ended with ten men when Baraja was given a second booking in injury time.