UEFA Cup, first round, first leg

An excellent start for the Spanish sides taking part in the competition. Although all four played their first legs away from home, none of them were defeated. Defending champions Sevilla beat Atromitos in Greece, Kepa and Duda getting the goals in the first half before Korakakis got one back for the hosts. Celta also won their first leg, a Gustavo López strike shortly before the break giving them a 0-1 win at Standard Liege.

Osasuna drew 2-2 behind closed doors against Trabzonspor, Valdo giving them an early lead and Juanlu adding a second despite the sending off of Izquierdo a few minutes before. However Karadeniz got one back and Bulut made it all square just two minutes from the end. A 2-2 draw for Espanyol as well at Artmedia thanks to a second half equaliser from Pandiani. Riera had put Valverde's side ahead, but goals from Halenar and Tchur turned the scoreline around before the interval. (14.09.06)