Uefa Cup Round-Up: Spain
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
After a great match in Spain which ended 3-2 for Valencia, the Spaniards had to be wary for their testing trip to Turkey as Besiktas held two away goals in their back pockets.
However, it did not take the Spanish title challengers long to settle as Miguel Angel Angulo gave them the lead after just 12 minutes and put them well in control at 4-2.
Juan Sanchez made the tie safe after 56 minutes as he made it 2-0 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate.
The disappointment of the Turks showed itself in the final minute as Brazilian defender Zago was sent off for violent contact.
Velencia were not too bothered though as they go into the hat for the draw for the last 16 of the competition on Thursday.
Real Mallorca join Valencia in the hat for the next round despite going down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Spartak Moscow.
Their excellent 3-0 win away in the Russian capital last week ensured that Mallorca could relax at home and despite Alexander Samedov scoring for Spartak - their place in the last 16 was never really in serious doubt.
Barcelona virtually sealed their tie with Danish side Brondby before half time after they took a 2-0 lead within 42 minutes.
Luis Garcia opened the scoring at Camp Nou just after the half hour and Dutchman Philip Cocu made it 2-0 with three minutes of the half remaining.
With Barca winning 1-0 in the first leg in Denmark - the aggregate score stood at 3-0 and Michael Laudrup's men stood no real chance of going through.
They did grab a consolation through Per Nielsen with four minutes left to play but Barca still made it through 3-1 on aggregate.
Villrreal completed an impressive disposal of Turkish giants Galatasaray with a 3-0 win in the home leg of their Uefa Cup tie.
The Spanish side had gained a creditable 2-2 draw in Istanbul last week and those two goals were always going to be handy in the return leg.
After a tight first half, Brazilian marksman Sonny Anderson hit the back of the net and made it 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.
Gala now needed to score twice to get through but they were hit again just four minutes later when Roger Garcia struck to make it 2-0.
There was no way back then for the Turks and Villarreal piled more misery on them as Juan Roman Riquelme made it 3-0 in the final minute of the match.
Gala crashed out and Villarreal made it a great night for Spain as all four sides made it through to the last 16 of the Uefa Cup.
Barcelona 2-1 Brondby (3-1 agg)
Besiktas 0-2 Valencia (2-5 agg)
Mallorca 0-1 Spartak Moscow (3-1 agg)
Villarreal 3-0 Galatasaray (5-0 agg)