UEFA CUP ROUND-UP: SPAIN
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Spanish side go into a tricky return leg in Turkey with a slight advantage but having conceded two crucial away goals.
Daniel Pancu was the hero for Besiktas scoring twice for the Turks, with Nestor Canobbio and Mohamed Sissoko levelling things up for Valencia.
Valencia then snatched a victory with a crucial third from David Navarro in the dying seconds of the game.
Mallorca put themselves firmly in the driving seat in their Uefa Cup tie against Spartak Moscow with a 3-0 win in Russia.
The freezing Moscow air did not prevent the Spanish side from easing to a comfortable win.
It took 67 minutes for the deadlock to be broken - with Samuel Eto'o the scorer.
Toni Gonzalez added a second that left the Moscow side devastated.
Already looking in trouble for the second leg in Spain, Spartak then conceded a third in the closing stages to Jesus Perera, and will require a mini-miracle to progress through to the next round.
Elsewhere, Galatasaray came from two goals behind to earn a 2-2 draw in the home leg of their Uefa Cup tie against Villarreal, but the Spanish side still have the upper hand in the tie.
Villarreal put the resignation of coach Benito Floro behind them in style, putting themselves 2-0 up through Sonny Anderson and Juan Roman Riquelme.
However Murat Erdogan grabbed one back for Galatasaray, and Cesar prates levelled before Sergio Ballesteros was sent off for the visitors for his second yellow card.
Brondby fought hard to keep Barcelona at bay, but were beaten in their home leg by a single goal.
The Danish side defended well, but Ronaldinho provided the only goal of the game after 64 minutes to put the Catalan side in the driving seat ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou.