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Europa League qualifying round

Good results for the three Spanish clubs taking part in the qualifying round, with Valencia virtually ensuring a place in the league stage after a 0-3 win at Stabaek. Pablo Hernández, David Villa and Joaquín got the goals. Villarreal are also well on the way after a 1-3 victory at Nac Breda, second half strikes from Ibagaza and Llorente wrapping things up after Loran had equalised Rossi's early strike. Athletic Bilbao still have some work to do though after going behind twice at home to Tromso, although a Javi Martínez penalty and late goals from De Marcos and Llorente gave them a 3-2 lead for next Thursday's second leg. (20.08.09)