Europa League Semi-Final: Falcao Scores Pearler As Atletico Madrid Edge Valencia (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

20th, April 2012

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By Chris Wright

‘Twas the first legs of the semi-finals of the Europa League last night, the first of which saw Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 4-2 at the Vincente Calderon to rack up a healthy aggregate lead (those away goals could still prove costly mind) for the return leg at the Mestalla next week.

Falcao made it 27 goals in 27 Europa League matches with a brace (the second being the goal of the night, pinging one in off the bar from 18 yards), with Miranda and Adrian Lopez also scoring for the home side; a tap-in from Jonas and a 95-minute header from Riccardo Costa doing the damage for Los Che.

We’ll have photos up from Sporting Lisbon vs Athletic Bilbao as soon as they come down the wire.

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Photos: PA