UEFA cup, first round second leg
All four Spanish teams made it through safely to the second round of the competition, which is to played in a group format this year.
Zaragoza were the first to kick off, but their one goal lead from the first leg was cancelled out by Sigma Olomouc, who scored a goal in each half to turn the tie around. Víctor Muñoz's side got three in the last ten minutes or so though through Soriano, Hudec (own goal) and Javi Moreno for a 2-3 final scoreline which sees them qualify at last after falling at the first hurdle in their last two European appearances.
Sevilla had less difficulties against Nacional, running out 1-2 winners in the island of Madeira to add to their first leg win. Jesuli started things off before half time after Darío Silva set him up, and although the Portuguese side equalised through Adriano in the second half, Renato scored the winner near the end from Antoñito's cross.
A goal behind from the first leg, Athletic Bilbao were forced to score against Trabzonspor in the San Mamés stadium. It only took Ezquerro five minutes to put his side in front though with a brilliant solo effort, and Yeste made it 2-0 with another individualist goal after the restart to ensure his side's passage into the next stage.
Villarreal had no problems recording a much needed 3-0 home win against Hammarby. Guayre opened the scoring in the ninth minute, and youngsters Héctor Font and Santi Cazorla added two more after the break The Swedish side's goalkeeper Covic was sent off for a foul on Guayre on the hour mark. (30.09.04)