Defending champion Sevilla joined by Spanish rivals Osasuna and Espanyol in the semifinals of the UEFA Cup when it tied Tottenham, 2-2, at White Hart Lane to win its quarterfinal series, 4-3, on
Sevilla stunned Spurs with two goals -- the first an own goal by Steed Malbranque
and the second by Mali international Frederic Kanoute
-- in the opening eight minutes to take control of the series. Substitute Jermain Defoe
and Aaron Lennon
scored in the second half for Spurs, which needed four goals to overtake Sevilla.
Germany's Werder Bremen also reached the final four as
striker Miroslav Klose
scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.
Sevilla meets Osasuna and Espanyol faces Werder in the semifinals,
which will be played on April 26 and May 3. The final is in Glasgow on May 16. UEFA CUP QUARTERFINALS:
Werder Bremen (Ger.) 4 (Borowski 16,
Klose 36, 62, Diego 82) AZ (Neth.) 1 (Dembele 32). (Werder Bremen wins 4-1 on aggregate.)
Osasuna (Spain) 1 (Juanlu 62) Bayer Leverkusen (Ger.)
0. (Osasuna wins 4-0 on aggregate.)
Tottenham (England) 2 (Defoe 65, Lennon 67) Sevilla (Spain) 2 (own goal 3, Kanoute 8).
(Sevilla wins 4-3 on aggregate.)
Benfica (Port.) 0 Espanyol (Spain) 0. (Espanyol wins 3-2 on aggregate.)