UEFA Cup first round, second leg

All four Spanish sides made it through to the league stage of the competition on Thursday evening. Debutants Racing Santander were the first to kick off, and a goal in the third minute from youngster Edu Bedía was enough to give then a 0-1 victory at Finland's Honka Espoo. Sevilla also had no problems seeing off Salzburg, a goal in each half from Kanouté, the second from the penalty spot, taking them through 0-2 against the Austrian side.

Deportivo had a more difficult task though after the 2-0 first leg result in Brann, and although Colotto put them on their way with an early header, they were left with ten men on the half hour mark when Riki picked up a second booking. Colotto scored again though to take the game into extra time and then penalties, and Aranzubia saved three spot kicks to give them a 3-2 win in the shoot out.

Valencia also had some difficulties in the last game of the night against Maritimo. With a one goal lead from the first leg, Unai Emery put out a line up packed with reserves. But Marcinho levelled the tie when he scored on the stroke of half time, and it was not until twelve minutes from the end that Del Horno headed the equaliser. Substitute David Villa made it 2-1 on the night though with an injury time penalty. (02.10.08)