Genk: Koteles; Ngongca, Simaeys, Nadson, Pudil;
Dugary, Hubert, Tozser, Buffel (Camus 84'); Vossen (Barda 79'), Nwanganga
(Ogunjimi 73'). 4-4-2.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Miguel, Rami, Víctor Ruiz, Mathieu; Mehmet Topal, Banega; Feghouli (Pablo Hernández 68'), Dani Parejo (Aduríz 73'), Piatti (Canales 78'), Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia could only draw 0-0 at Genk in their opening match of this season's Champions League, not really the result they wanted against the theoretically weakest side in a group which includes Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen. Unai Emery made five changes from the line up he put out at the weekend, one of which, Diego Alves, keeping out Vossen early on. Otherwise though Valencia were on top, with Soldado failing to turn in Piatti's cross, and Piatti himself coming up against Kotoles later in the first half. After the restart the local keeper saved again from Dani Parejo, and Rami rattled the crossbar with a spectacular overhead kick. But in the end the Ches were grateful to come away with a point after Diego Alves had to be at his best to push an effort from Simaeys over the crossbar.