Bucharest beckons

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  • Simply Thi best

    Valencia looked to attack early on, but were denied by an inspired Thibaut Courtois

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    Adrian scored a stunner to put Atletico 1-0 up on the night early in the second half

    Sergio suffers

    Valencia's Sergio Canales left the field on a stretcher in some pain after injuring his knee

    Red mist

    Atletico captain Tiago's pleading is in vain as he is sent off for slapping Roberto Soldado in the closing minutes

  • Madrid merriment

    Atletico Madrid players celebrate at the final whistle after securing a return to the Europa League final with a 5-2 aggregate victory

    Jumping for joy

    Athletic Bilbao celebrate taking the lead against Sporting early in the first half

    Beware of the Wolf

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel equalised for Sporting but Athletic Bilbao were back in front a minute later


    Fernando Llorente celebrates sealing a 3-1 victory for Athletic Bilbao at the death

  • Bilbao bounces

    The Basque fans go wild as Athletic clinch a place in Bucharest with a 4-3 aggregate win