UEFA Cup, third round, first leg
All four Spanish sides are in line for a place in the last sixteen after the second day of first leg games. Defending champions Sevilla beat Steaua Bucharest 0-2, with Poulsen turning the ball in to the net to open the scoring after a Daniel Alves free kick came off the wall just before the break, and Kanouté adding the second from the penalty spot a quarter of an hour from the end.
Earlier in the evening Celta put their crisis behind them with a 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow. Canobbio and Gustavo López combined for Antonio Nuñez to put the Galicians ahead shortly before half time, but the Russian side saved the draw when Kalynichenko's free kick took a deflection off the defensive wall to wrong foot Esteban after the restart. (15.02.07)
Espanyol's love affair with the UEFA Cup continued, the Catalans beating Livorno 1-2 behind closed doors to take a useful lead into the second leg. Pandiani set a new club record when he converted a penalty midway through the first half, his eighth goal in the competition this season, and Moha made it two with an individualist goal on the hour mark. Galante headed one back for the Italians near the end following a corner, but Ernesto Valverde's side held on for the last few minutes.
A good result as well for Osasuna, who drew 0-0 at Bordeaux earlier in the evening. Chances were few and far between, but Ricardo had to make a last minute save from Faubert to keep the scores level in the end. (14.02.07)