Europa League - Semi finals

Villarreal continue to fly the flag for Spain in the Europa League, and they made it through to the semi-finals after beating Twente 8-2 on aggregate. The semis have an Iberian feel to them this year though, the other three sides all coming from Portugal, Porto, who Villarreal will face, and Benfica and Braga, who meet in the other semi-final. (18.03.11)

Semi finals, first leg
28 Apr Benfica
Jardel, Cardozo
2-1 Sporting Braga
28 Apr Porto
Falcao (4, 1 Pen), Guarín
5-1 Villarreal

The second leg matches are as follows (teams qualifying in bold):

Semi finals, second leg
5 May Sporting Braga
1-0 Benfica
5 May Villarreal
Cani, Capdevila, Rossi (Pen)
3-2 Porto
Hulk, Falcao