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Bilbao aim for Europa semi-finals

MANCHESTER UNITED slayers Athletic Bilbao are best-placed of the three Spanish clubs aiming to reach the Europa League semi-finals tonight.

Marcelo Bielsa's Bilbao side have targeted another win over visiting Schalke (Live 3e, KO 8.05) despite already holding a 4-2 advantage from last week's quarterfinal first-leg.

Bilbao's attacking play has won plaudits across Europe and winger Markel Susaeta says "nothing but winning this game has crossed our minds."

Atletico Madrid will defend a narrow 2-1 lead at Hannover and Valencia needs to overturn a 2-1 deficit when it hosts AZ Alkmaar (live Setanta Sports 1, KO 8.05) if three of the four semi-finalists will hail from La Liga.

In tonight's fourth quarter-final Sporting Lisbon bring a 2-1 lead to the Ukraine where they take on Metalist Kharkiv.