Viva Espana

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  • Ram-rod

    France centre-back Adil Rami scored twice in two first-half minutes to put Valencia 2-0 up against AZ.

    Mestalla merriment

    Valencia went on to add two more goals through Jordi Alba and Pablo as they overturned their one-goal first-leg deficit with ease.

    Hurray for Los Che

    Valencia players celebrate after confirming their passage to the Europa League semi-finals.

    Pic of the bunch

    Schalke captain Raul upheld the tradition of every new club to play at the San Mames leaving a bunch of flowers by Athletic's statue of Pichichi.

  • Top of the Klaas

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted his 14th goal in 12 Europa League games this season to give Schalke the lead against Athletic.

    Bilbao beauty

    Ibai Gomez scored a superb goal for Athletic as they pegged Schalke back to 1-1. The Spaniards were defending a 4-2 first-leg lead.

    Raul up, Raul up

    Veteran striker Raul was on target to restore Schalke's lead with a brilliantly-taken strike.

    Deutsche Mark

    But Athletic hit back again through Markel Susaeta to draw 2-2 and advance with a 6-4 aggregate victory.

  • Ad it up

    Atletico Madrid won their home leg against Hannover 2-1 and took the lead in Germany thanks to Adrian's goal.

    Hannover hope

    Former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf kept Hannover's dream alive with a late leveller.

    Rojiblancos revel

    However, Falcao grabbed his customary Europa League goal to secure Atletico a semi-final showdown with Valencia.

    Hungry like the Wolf

    Ricky Van Wolfswinkel leapt highest to head Sporting in front against Metalist and put them 3-1 up on aggregate.

  • Metalist lack steely nerves

    Jonathan Cristaldo equalised for Metalist but Cleiton Xavier missed the chance to take the game to extra-time from the spot.