Athletic Bilbao 2 – Deportivo La Coruna 0 (La Liga, May 15, 2010) Bilbao’s 17-year-old wunderkid Iker Muniain scored a brilliant solo goal to break the deadlock with Depor, the teenager cut in from the left and curled a beauty into the far top corner. Bilbao sealed victory 13 minutes from time when Javi Martinez drilled a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Atletico Madrid 0 – Getafe 3 (La Liga, May 15, 2010) The hangover from the Europa League celebrations was pretty clear as Getafe took full advantage of an under strength home side. Roberto Soldado claimed the first in the first half and second following some poor defending in the second period. Dani Parejo, who will rejoin Real Madrid in the summer, added the third. Getafe secured a place in next season’s Europa League.
Zaragoza 3 – Villarreal 3 (La Liga, May 15, 2010) Villarreal missed out to Getafe for the European spot after being held to a 3-3 draw at Real Zaragoza. Zaragoza raced into a 3-0 lead with goals from Eliseu (4), Adrian Colunga (29) and Ruben Pulido (35). Villarreal pulled a goal back through Santi Cazorla five minutes before the break to give themselves hope. Cazorla reduced the arrears further on 56 minutes before former Manchester United youngster Giuseppe Rossi completed the comeback 13 minutes from time.
Almeria 2 – Sevilla 3 (La Liga, May 15, 2010) Fredi Kanoute opened the scoring for Sevilla on 16 minutes, but Fernando Soriano drew the home side level a minute before the break. Sevilla restored their lead on 53 minutes when Jose Manuel Chico diverted the ball into his own net. The visitors suffered a major blow on 65 minutes when Alvaro Negredo was sent off for dissent. They were made to pay for the dismissal when Ortiz curled home a superb shot from the edge of the box 11 minutes from time. Sevilla threw everything into attack in the closing seconds and 19-year-old Rodri was the unlikely hero with a stunning volley to break Mallorca’s hearts and claim the last Champions League berth for Sevilla.
Mallorca 2 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, May 15, 2010) Mallorca thought they had done enough with goals from Victor Casadesus in the first half and substitute Mario Suarez in the second as they beat Espanyol 2-0, but they then stood shocked on the pitch as news of Sevilla’s late winner came through.