Atletico Madrid striker Adrian is expecting "a very nice final" against fellow La Liga side Athletic Bilbao, after scoring the winner against Valencia to send his side through to the Europa League showpiece in Bucharest.
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao continued his amazing goalscoring record in the Europa League with a brace as Atletico Madrid claimed a 4-2 victory over Valencia in their semi-final first leg at the Vicente Calderon.
Manchester City have been fined €30,000 by UEFA for delaying the start of the second half of their Europa League last 16 first leg with Sporting Lisbon last month, European football's governing body have confirmed.
Spanish football underlined its dominance of continental competition after Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid all advanced to the Europa League semi-finals, with Portuguese side Sporting joining them in the last four.
Following an early exit from the Europa League on Thursday at the hands of Sporting Lisbon, Manchester City defender Kolo Toure believes the side showed enough to prove they can win the Premier League, if they improve their first-half form.