Levante: Keylor Navas; Pedro López,
Ballesteros, David Navarro, Juanfran; Diop, Iborra; Pedro Ríos
(Pallardó 86'), Michel (Barkero 59'), Juanlu; Angel (Rubén
García 71'). 4-2-3-1.
Helsingborg: Hansson; Andersson, Baffo, Larsson, Uronen; Lindström (Bouaouzan 72'), Mahlangu (Alvaro Santos 84'), Gashi, Bedoya; Accam (Sorum 63'), Durdic. 4-4-2.
Goals: 1-0. 41. Juanfran. Beat Hansson with angled shot after quick Iborra free kick.
Levante got off to a winning start in their first ever group stage game, Juan Ignacio Martínez's side beating Sweden's Helsingborg 1-0. The first couple of chances fell to Angel, but Ballesteros had to be at his best to clear from Accam with keeper Keylor Navas beaten. The locals went ahead though shortly before half time with a quickly taken Iborra free kick, locally born veteran Juanfran running on to beat Hansson with the visitors still protesting the previous foul. Pedro Ríos and Angel could have increased the lead either side of half time, but with Djurdjic in particular causing some problems for the home defence, the result was in doubt up until the final whistle.