Three Spanish club made it through to the semi final of the Europa Cup decided today. Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid all came from Spain while sporting the other team that qualified is from Portugal.
Athletic Bilbao drew 2-2 with Schalke to qualify on a 6-4 aggregate. Ibai Gomez and Markel Susaeta scored for Athletico while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scores for Schalke. In the other quater finals played on Thursday, Valencia defeated AZ by 4-0 to qualify (5-2 agg). Mettlist drew 1-1 with Sporting but Sporting will move ahead to the semi final on a 3-2 aggregate. Hannover lost at home to Atletico Madrid by 1-2. This result gives Atletico the semi final ticket with a 4-2 aggregate.
Atletico Madrid will play Hannover while Valencia will tackle Sporting in the semi finals.