Following the Anglo-tastic start to European football this week with the Champions League semi-finals, the Uefa Cup semi-final first legs were a much more Spanish affair. Favourites and holders Sevilla lost 1-0 at Osasuna. The only goal of the game was scored by Roberto Soldado, who was still muttering under his breath about the booking he had just picked up as he headed the ball home.
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In the other semi-final, Espanyol defeated Champions League drop-outs Werder Bremen 3-0. The first two goals were the result of well-worked corners, while the third came from a fast-flowing counter attack. As they seem to have booked their place in the final, Pies would like to take this opportunity to point out that we tipped Espanyol to win the competition before the quarter-finals.