Five La Liga sides took part in midweek European competition this week and all five showed us again why Spanish clubs continue to dominate UEFA competitions.
Real Madrid got the ball rolling on Tuesday night with a 2-0 win in Rome, while Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao and Gary Neville’s Valencia rounded off a good week for Spain on the continent – all without conceding.
Roma 0 – Real Madrid 2
Sevilla 3 – Molde 0
Villarreal 1 – Napoli 0
Marseille 0 – Athletic Bilbao 1
Valencia 6 – Rapid Vienna 0
Special mention should go to Athletic’s Aritz Aduriz, who scored arguably the goal of the Europa League this season.
Best goal we’ll see the in the Europa League this season! pic.twitter.com/vDplpGjwzi
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) February 19, 2016
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid should complete a clean sweep for La Liga teams next week as they face Arsenal and PSV respectively.
Could any of the Primera sides win European silverware?
Barcelona – 11/5
Real Madrid – 23/5
Atletico Madrid – 12/1
Sevilla – 11/1
Valencia – 17/1
Villarreal – 18/1
Athletic Bilbao – 18/1