On Thursday 20 September 2012, everything was ready for Levante’s debut in Old Europe. Juan Ignacio Martínez’s side faced the first match of the Europa League group stage. Facing them was the silhouette of Swedish side Helsingborg IF. The Ciutat de València opened its European dossier with a match of great significance.

The ball certifies the content of that confrontation that lives on in the memory of the Levantine supporters. The leather allows a story to be told. It was the protagonist of the first Azulgrana victory in their arrival in Europe (1-0). Juanfran scored the goal that ratified an immense triumph. The defender left his mark in a thrilling clash. The action was quick in its development and execution. Michel took a free-kick with a tricky free-kick on the arrival of the full-back. Juanfran hit the ball with his soul to score.

The official Adidas ball featured the official red and yellow colours of the competition and a Europa League Cup reproduction on the panels. Alongside the Adidas brand logo, the official match ball status of the competition was also displayed.