Six wins in the last nine editions of the Europa League testifies that the Spanish football has been heavy on the little European Cup-tournament.
Yes, they have also been quite heavy on the big.
Thursday night was a visible proof, that the spaniards continue to dominate the European League.
First played Valencia with Daniel Wass on the track itself on after a goal in injury time against Krasnodar from Russia. Ago followed Villarreal at home on Spanish grounds with a 2-1 over FC Copenhagen banemænd from Zenit St. petersburg. Petersburg.
And very late - after extra time - was Seville and Simon Kjær infinite close to stretch out your arms in the air in Prague against Slavia.
After a 2-2 draw in the first meeting was a confrontation gone in overtime. Here, a scoring from each side meant that the Seville looked like a team on the way forward.
But a last action in the Spanish his meant that the ball ended up at Ibrahim Traore, who tonsede the ball towards the goal. The finish line was Simon Kjær in the way and would be 'just' to prevent.
But he was not at all the ram on the ball, there is instead rotated a part turns on itself and sailed into the net - almost pushed over the line by the dane.
Giga-huge cheers from all the other places in the stadium - even bigger downturn for Kjær and Seville, there was less than a minute from the quarter-finals - and which instead ended up as a loser. A small consolation was, however, that the goal after all, was not noted as an own goal.
Now they can sit at home and follow the draw for the quarter-finals on Friday, where Spain were to have two - not three - keep in the bowl.
The other is: Chelsea and Arsenal from England, Napoli from Italy, Benfica of Portugal, Eintracht Frankfurt from Germany and Slavia Prague from the Czech republic.
You can follow the draw here on the site. 13.