Kuban: Belenov; Kozlov, Xandao, Dealbert,
Melgarejo; Fidler, Tlisov; Khubulov (Tsorayev 58'), Popov, Gonzalo Bueno (Bucur
67'); Cissé (Baldé 80'). 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Guaita; Barragán, Ricardo Costa, Víctor Ruíz, Guardado; Javi Fuego, Dani Parejo (Romeu 75'); Feghouli, Canales (Fede 58'), Bernat; Piatti (Paco Alcácer 65'). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 72. Alcácer. Ran on to run long ball in to empty net after keeper slipped.
0-2. 81. Feghouli. Free kick which went through defensive wall past Belenov.
Valencia clocked up their first points in this season's Europa League, a 0-2 win at Kuban Krasnodar making up for the opening defeat against Swansea. Djukic rested several of his key players and even drafted in Piatti, who had almost been left out of the squad in the summer. Even so though they had the better of the first forty five minutes, with Belenov having to keep out a Ricardo Costa header from a Canales corner midway through the half. Veteran striker Djibril Cissé caused a couple of problems for Guaita however either side of half time, but with twenty minutes to go the local keeper gifted the first goal to substitute Paco Alcácer, slipping as he came out of his area to allow the young striker to run on to a long clearance and run the ball in to the empty net. Ten minutes later Feghouli made it two with a free kick which went through the defensive wall past the unfortunate Belenov, and Valencia's Euro campaign was back on track.