The two teams had contrasting outings in the quarter-final. Shakhtar Donetsk were 2-1 winners in the first leg at Portuguese side Braga and absolutely shellacked their opponents at home in a 4-0 win to secure their place
Nuno’s Valencia did very well to leapfrog the La Liga champions Atletico Madrid a few weeks ago, but they are now back to the fourth spot and are again in competition with Sevilla for the Champions League play-off berth.
No change in the position of the top three teams in the Spanish La Liga, although, the fourth and fifth positions have been swapped yet again. Sevilla won on Sunday, whereas Valencia were stunned by Malaga on Monday night.