UEFA Cup, third round, second leg

The success of Spanish sides in recent seasons in the UEFA Cup doesn't look like continuing this year. Only Getafe are left in the tournament after Atlético Madrid and Villarreal were knocked out, and they have a difficult tie against José Camacho's Benfica in the fourth round.

Getafe had drawn their first leg tie 1-1 against AEK Athens, and they went ahead when Granero headed in Contra's cross on the stroke of half time. Contra added a second himself from the penalty spot after Granero was fouled with ten minutes to go, and Braulio scored again to make it 3-0 before the end.

Atlético Madrid had to overturn a one goal deficit from last week, but with Agüero suspended and Simao and Raúl García injured they were unable to break down a well ordered Bolton defence. Jaaskelainen was rarely troubled in the visiting goal, and there were incidents between rival groups of home fans during the game.

Villarreal had also lost their first leg by a single goal to Zenit, and they went further behind when Pogrebnyak beat Diego López on the half hour mark. The Russian side had two players sent off after the break, but goals from Guille Franco and Tomasson came too late to prevent them from being knocked out on the away goal rule. (21.02.08)