Three Spanish teams march through to the UEFA Cup Semi Finals
Following this week’s English invasion of the Champions League semi-finals, this time it is the turn of the Spanish to shine in the UEFA Cup with three teams, with defending champions Sevilla leading the way after a classy win against Tottenham last night. Sevilla join Osasuna and Espanyol, with German team Werder Bremen making up the last place.
The first legs will take place on Thursday 26th April, with the second leg the following Thursday (3rd May). The line up for the semi-finals looks like this:
Espanyol v Bremen
Osasuna v Sevilla.
Sevilla are trying to become the first team since Real Madrid in 1986 to win consecutive UEFA Cup titles. The dominance of La Liga in UEFA’s second tier competition leads to comparisons with England’s premiership. On one hand you have the talents of Messi, Ronaldinho, Deco, Eto’o and Villa against the premiership’s Ronaldo, Henry, Drogba and Peter Crouch. Which is the better league – we think the premiership purely for the pace and excitement of the games – anyone disagree?