Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid will contest an all-Spanish Europa League final after contrasting semi-final victories on Thursday.Bilbao beat Sporting Lisbon 3-1 at the San Mames to overturn a first-leg deficit and progress 4-3 on aggregate.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is thrilled to see his side reach the Europa League final following the 1-0 victory against Valencia.A goal from Adrian on the hour mark sealed Atletico's passage to Bucharest after the first leg at the Vicente Calderon had finished 4-2 in favour of Simeone's side.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has predicted another exciting match against Valencia in the Europa League semi-finals.Simeone's team defeated Valencia 4-2 in the first leg at Estadio Vicente Calderon last week, earning the aggregate lead going into the return fixture at the Mestalla on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid have one foot in the Europa League final, and could yet meet Athletic Bilbao in an all-Spanish decider on May 9.The second team in the Spanish capital, Atletico have enjoyed considerable improvement in their fortunes since former midfielder Diego Simeone took over as coach in December.
Valencia coach Unai Emery has urged his players to forget about the scoreline as they look to overcome a 4-2 deficit against Atletico Madrid.Valencia host Atletico in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
Valencia boss Unai Emery has turned his attention to a difficult Europa League clash against Atletico Madrid.Goals from Jonas, Sofiane Feghouli, Roberto Soldado and Pablo Piatti saw Valencia to a comfortable 4-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday.