They've kicked-off at the Mestalla, and within 20 seconds, Artiz Aduriz is appealing for a handball in the Schalke area. No whistle goes as Manuel Neuer scoops up a ball that rolls through to him, the Schalke `keeper quickly punting the ball back to Los Che.
Early, it's difficult to tell if either side plans on playing particularly conservative or aggressive. Valencia has dominated possession, but Schalke's shown they're willing to pressure the moment the ball comes past midfield. That pressure, most often, is being applied on the flanks mostly, with Valencia having to go wide to Miguel and Jeremy Mathieu to move forward into the Schalke half.
After five minutes of Valencia control, Schalke started having their first spells on the ball, working down their left hand side, seeing Jurado and Lukas Schmitz have some luck against Miguel. But once in the final third, their attack broke down, with Valencia able to start another spell of possession.
Now approaching the 10th minute, neither club as meaningfully threatened the other, leaving the score Valencia 0, Schalke 0.