ATLETICO DE MADRID defeated in the 2 º leg semi 0 - 1 ( 2 - 5 agg ) VALENCIA CF away with a solitary goal from ADRIAN in the 60th min.
Valencia was dominate in the first half & had Atletico against the ropes, but Atletico goalie Courtois made some important saves as Valencia just could not score. Young Valencia midfielder Sergio Canales was starring in the match & unfortunately injured his knee ( again ). Lets hope it is not too bad as he just recovered after surgery on his knee which kept him side-lined 6-7 months.
With Canales off, Atletico regained control until a "players" tussles over a no - penalty saw Atletico de Madrid midfielder Thiago sent off & put his team down to 10 men. Atletico held out the last Valencia attempts to win the game & get into the Final
Great match between ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO & SPORTING LISBOA which saw Bilbao get themselves into the Final thanks to a very last minute goal from FRAN LLORENTE to put the score 3 - 1 ( 4 - 3 agg ). Tense & hard fought encounter with the Portuguese team scoring in the 43 rd min via WOLFSWINKEL who equalized, after SUSAETA put Bilbao ahead earlier in the 17th min.
Great effort by Bilbao which will now play Atletico de Madrid in an all Spanish Football European Final.