UEFA Cup semi final review: Sevilla vs Osasuna, Werder Bremen v Espanyol

Ollie Irish

4th, May 2007

Sevilla 2-0 Osasuna
Sevilla, conquerors of Spurs in the quarter finals and current UEFA Cup holders, deservedly reached the final with a comfortable win against Osasuna at home. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, they should have won by more than a two-goal margin, but Freddie Kanoute left his shooting boots at home for once.

Seville en finale
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Highlights of Werder Bremen v Espanyol after the jump…

Werder Bremen 1-2 Espanyol
Sitting on a 3-0 lead, Espanyol were always in the driving seat in this tie, and so it proved. Werder took an early lead but they their key man, striker Miroslav Klose, was sent off in the 19th minute for a second bookable offence (for diving) and that effectively ended the contest. Espanyol strolled it thereafter, although Breme, to their credit, never stopped fighting and looking for goals.

Werder Bremen 1 – 2 Espanyol
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So it’s an all-Spanish final, which will take place on 16 May at Hampden Park. I tip Sevilla to retain the Cup, 3-2.

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