2006–07 UEFA Cup

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2006–07 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Teams 80 (competition proper)
131 (qualifying)
Final positions
Champions Spain Sevilla (2nd title)
Runners-up Spain Espanyol
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Walter Pandiani
(11 goals)

The 2006–07 UEFA Cup was the 36th UEFA Cup, Europe's second tier club football tournament. On 16 May 2007, at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Sevilla won their second consecutive UEFA Cup, defeating Espanyol 3–1 on penalties after the match finished 2–2 after extra time. Sevilla became the first side to win the competition two years in a row since Real Madrid achieved this feat in 1985 and 1986.

Walter Pandiani of RCD Espanyol was the top goalscorer of this UEFA Cup edition with 11 goals scored.

Association team allocation[edit]

A total of 131 teams from 52 UEFA associations participated in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup. Associations were allocated places according to their 2005 UEFA league coefficient, which takes into account their performance in European competitions from 2000–01 to 2004–05.[1]

Below is the qualification scheme for the 2006–07 UEFA Cup:[2]

  • Associations 1–6, 16-21 each have three teams qualify
  • Associations 7 and 8 each have four teams qualify
  • Associations 9-15 each have two teams qualify
  • Associations 22–50 each have two teams qualify, except Liechtenstein (one team)
  • Associations 51 and 52 each have one team qualify
  • The top three associations of the 2005–06 UEFA Fair Play ranking each gain an additional berth
  • Eleven winning teams from the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup

Association ranking[edit]

Rank Association Coeff. Teams
1 Spain Spain 73.171 3
2 England England 63.224
3 Italy Italy 61.186
4 France France 49.469
5 Germany Germany 48.989
6 Portugal Portugal 44.666
7 Netherlands Netherlands 39.831 4
8 Greece Greece 35.498
9 Belgium Belgium 31.750 2+1(FP)
9 Scotland Scotland 31.750 2
11 Turkey Turkey 29.916
12 Czech Republic Czech Republic 27.950
13 Russia Russia 25.666
14 Austria Austria 24.875
15 Ukraine Ukraine 24.850
16 Israel Israel 21.874 3
17 Serbia Serbia 21.249
18 Poland Poland 21.000
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
19 Switzerland Switzerland 20.875 3
20 Norway Norway 20.200 3+1(FP)
21 Bulgaria Bulgaria 18.540 3
22 Croatia Croatia 18.125 2
23 Denmark Denmark 17.200
24 Hungary Hungary 16.331 2
25 Romania Romania 15.457
26 Sweden Sweden 15.383 2+1(FP)
27 Slovakia Slovakia 11.665 2
28 Slovenia Slovenia 9.665
29 Cyprus Cyprus 8.165
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.165
31 Latvia Latvia 6.664
32 Finland Finland 6.540
33 Moldova Moldova 6.332
34 Georgia (country) Georgia 6.165
35 Lithuania Lithuania 5.332
36 Iceland Iceland 4.832
Rank Association Coeff. Teams
37 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 4.497 2
38 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 4.164
39 Belarus Belarus 4.082
40 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 4.000 1
41 Armenia Armenia 2.998 2
41 Malta Malta 2.998
43 Albania Albania 2.665
44 Estonia Estonia 2.498
45 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2.165
46 Wales Wales 1.832
47 Luxembourg Luxembourg 1.665
48 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1.332
49 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 0.999
50 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0.666
51 San Marino San Marino 0.000 1
52 Andorra Andorra 0.000
Notes
  • (FP): Additional fair play berth (Norway, Belgium, Sweden).
  • Number of teams do not include teams transferred from the Intertoto Cup.

Distribution[edit]

The title holder would have been given an additional entry if they did not qualify for the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League or Europa League through domestic performance; however, this additional entry was not necessary as Sevilla, winners of the 2005–06 UEFA Cup, qualified for the UEFA Cup through domestic performance. This means that the following changes to the default allocation system were made to compensate for the vacant title holder spot in the group stage:

  • The first UEFA Cup qualifying entrant of association 14 (Austria) gained direct access to the 1st round - Pasching.
  • The domestic cup winners of associations 19 and 20 (Switzerland and Norway) are moved from the first qualifying round to the second qualifying round.
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round Teams transferred from Champions League
First qualifying round
(70 teams)
  • 2 domestic league champions from associations 51 and 52
  • 31 domestic league runners-up from associations 19–50 (except Liechtenstein)
  • 4 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 18–21
  • 30 domestic cup winning teams from associations 21–50
  • 3 teams which qualified via Fair Play rankings
Second qualifying round
(64 teams)
  • 6 domestic cup winners from associations 15–20
  • 3 domestic league runners-up from associations 16–18
  • 9 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 9–17
  • 11 Intertoto Cup winners
  • 35 winners from the first qualifying round
First round
(80 teams)
  • 14 domestic cup winners from associations 1–14
  • 2 domestic league third-placed teams from associations 7 and 8
  • 5 domestic league fourth-placed teams from associations 4–8
  • 8 domestic league fifth-placed teams from associations 1–8
  • 3 domestic league sixth-placed teams from associations 1–3
  • 32 winners from the second qualifying round

16 losers from 2006-07 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round

Group stage
(40 teams)
  • 40 winners from the play-off round
Round 3
(32 teams)
  • 8 group winners from the group stage
  • 8 group runners-up from the group stage
  • 8 third-placed teams from the group stage

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[3]

  • TH: Title holders
  • CW: Cup winners
  • CR: Cup runners-up
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • Nth: League position
  • P-: End-of-season European competition play-offs (winners or position)
  • IN: Intertoto Cup
  • FP: Fair play
  • UCL: Relegated from the Champions League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • PO: Losers from the play-off round
    • Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round
Round of 32
Germany Werder Bremen (UCL GS) Russia Spartak Moscow (UCL GS) France Bordeaux (UCL GS) Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL GS)
Romania Steaua București (UCL GS) Portugal Benfica (UCL GS) Russia CSKA Moscow (UCL GS) Greece AEK Athens (UCL GS)
Group stage
First round
Spain Espanyol (CW) Spain Sevilla (5th) Spain Celta Vigo (6th) England West Ham (CR)
England Tottenham Hotspur (5th) England Blackburn Rovers (6th) Italy Palermo (5th) Italy Livorno (6th)
Italy Parma (7th) France Paris Saint-Germain (CW) France Lens (4th) France Nancy (LC)
Germany Schalke 04 (4th) Germany Bayer Leverkusen (5th) Germany Eintracht Frankfurt (CR) Portugal Braga (4th)
Portugal Nacional (5th) Portugal Vitória Setúbal (CR) Netherlands Groningen (3rd) Netherlands AZ (4th)
Netherlands Feyenoord (5th) Netherlands Heerenveen (6th) Greece Panathinaikos (3rd) Greece Iraklis (4th)
Greece Skoda Xanthi (5th) Greece Atromitos (7th) Belgium Zulte Waregem (CW) Scotland Rangers (3rd)
Turkey Beşiktaş J.K. (CW) Czech Republic Sparta Praha (CW) Russia Lokomotiv Moscow (3rd) Austria Pasching (3rd)
Second qualifying round
Belgium Club Brugge (3rd) Scotland Gretna (CR) Turkey Trabzonspor (4th) Czech Republic Slavia Praha (3rd)
Russia FC Rubin Kazan (4th) Austria Mattersburg (CR) Ukraine Chornomorets Odessa (3rd) Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya (CR)
Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv (CW) Israel Beitar Jerusalem (3rd) Israel Bnei Yehuda (4th) Serbia and Montenegro Partizan (2nd)
Serbia and Montenegro Hajduk Kula (4th) Serbia and Montenegro OFK Beograd (CR) Poland Wisła Płock (CW) Poland Wisła Kraków (2nd)
Switzerland Sion (CW) Norway Molde (CW) England Newcastle United (IN) France Auxerre (IN)
Switzerland Grasshoppers (IN) Denmark Odense (IN) France Marseille (IN) Germany Hertha BSC (IN)
Turkey Kayserispor (IN) Cyprus Ethnikos Achna (IN) Netherlands Twente (IN) Austria Ried (IN)
Slovenia Maribor (IN)
First qualifying round
Poland Zagłębie Lubin (3rd) Switzerland Basel (2nd) Switzerland Young Boys (3rd) Norway Start (2nd)
Norway Lyn (3rd) Bulgaria CSKA Sofia (CW) Bulgaria Litex Lovech (3rd) Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia (4th)
Croatia Nacional (CW) Croatia Varaždin (3rd) Denmark Randers (CW) Denmark Brøndby (2nd)
Hungary Fehérvár (CW) Hungary Újpest (2nd) Romania Rapid Bucureşti (CW) Romania Dinamo Bucureşti (3rd)
Sweden IFK Göteborg (2nd) Sweden Åtvidaberg (CR) Slovakia FC Petržalka (2nd) Slovakia Spartak Trnava (3rd)
Slovenia Koper (CW) Slovenia Domžale (2nd) Cyprus APOEL (CW) Cyprus Omonia (2nd)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Orašje (CW) Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo (2nd) Latvia Ventspils (CW) Latvia Skonto (2nd)
Finland Haka (CW) Finland HJK Helsinki (3rd) Moldova Nistru Otaci (2nd) Moldova Zimbru Chişinău (2nd)
Georgia (country) Ameri Tbilisi (CW) Georgia (country) WIT Georgia (2nd) Lithuania FBK Kaunas (CW) Lithuania Sūduva (3rd)
Iceland Valur (CW) Iceland ÍA (3rd) Republic of Macedonia Makedonija GP (CW) Republic of Macedonia Vardar (3rd)
Republic of Ireland Drogheda United (CW) Republic of Ireland Derry City (2nd) Belarus BATE Borisov (CW) Belarus Dinamo Minsk (2nd)
Liechtenstein Vaduz (CW) Armenia Mika (CW) Armenia Banants (3rd) Malta Hibernians (CW)
Malta Sliema Wanderers (2nd) Albania KF Tirana (CW) Albania Dinamo Tirana (3rd) Estonia Flora Tallinn (CR)
Estonia Levadia Tallinn (2nd) Northern Ireland Glentoran (2nd) Northern Ireland Portadown (3rd) Wales Rhyl (CW)
Wales Llanelli (2nd) Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch (2nd) Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck (3rd) Azerbaijan Qarabağ (CW)
Azerbaijan Karvan (2nd) Faroe Islands GÍ Gøta (CW) Faroe Islands Skála (2nd) Kazakhstan Kairat (CR)
Kazakhstan Tobol (2nd) Andorra Rànger's (1st) San Marino Murata (1st) Belgium Roeselare (FP)
Norway Brann (FP) Sweden Gefle (FP)

Early issues[edit]

Italian match-fixing scandal[edit]

The 2006 Serie A scandal resulted in major changes to the clubs that originally qualified in Italy. Originally, Roma took the cup winners' place as losing finalists in the 2006 Coppa Italia, as the winners, Internazionale finished in the top four in the league and qualified for the Champions League. The other two UEFA Cup places initially went to Lazio and Chievo.

However, Lazio, as well as the remaining three Champions League qualifiers (Juventus, Milan and Fiorentina), were formally indicted on 22 June on charges relating to the scandal.[4]

On 14 July, all four of the indicated clubs were penalised by an Italian court and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). Results of the FIGC appeal were announced on 25 July. The impact on the UEFA Cup was:

  • Lazio were barred from European competition.
  • Roma and Chievo were promoted to the Champions League.
  • Palermo, Livorno, and Parma were granted Italy's places in the UEFA Cup.

Greek Football Federation[edit]

FIFA suspended the Hellenic Football Federation from all international competitions on 3 July 2006 because of "political interference in sport" after the Greek government passed a law, giving it control of the sports authorities in Greece. After the law was amended to address FIFA's objections, FIFA reinstated the HFF on 12 July. The Greek government in response, decided to withdraw all of its funding to the Hellenic Football Federation.[5]

Qualifying rounds[edit]

First qualifying round[edit]

These matches were held on 13 July and 27 July 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
Varteks Croatia 1–3 Albania Tirana 1–1 0–2
Dinamo Tirana Albania 1–5 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 0–1 1–4
Koper Slovenia 0–6 Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–1 0–5
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 5–0 Andorra Rànger's 3–0 2–0
Orašje Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–7 Slovenia Domžale 0–2 0–5
Hibernians Malta 1–9 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0–4 1–5
APOEL Cyprus 7–1 San Marino Murata 3–1 4–0
Rijeka Croatia 3–4 Cyprus Omonia 2–2 1–2
Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria 3–1 Republic of Macedonia Makedonija Gjorče Petrov 2–0 1–1
Vardar Republic of Macedonia 2–7 Belgium Roeselare 1–2 1–5
Rapid Bucureşti Romania 6–0 Malta Sliema Wanderers 5–0 1–0
Central-East region
Újpest Hungary 1–4 Liechtenstein Vaduz 0–4 1–0
Zimbru Chişinău Moldova 3–2 Azerbaijan Karabakh 1–1 2–1 (a.e.t.)
MIKA Armenia 1–4 Switzerland Young Boys 1–3 0–1
Videoton Hungary 2–2 (a) Kazakhstan Kairat 1–0 1–2
Zagłębie Lubin Poland 1–1 (a) Belarus Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–0
Karvan Azerbaijan 2–0 Slovakia Spartak Trnava 1–0 1–0
Ameri Tbilisi Georgia (country) 2–2 (a) Armenia Banants 0–1 2–1
BATE Borisov Belarus 3–0 Moldova Nistru Otaci 2–0 1–0
Basel Switzerland 3–1 Kazakhstan Tobol 3–1 0–0
Artmedia Slovakia 3–2 Georgia (country) WIT Georgia 2–0 1–2
Northern region
HJK Helsinki Finland 2–4 Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 1–1 1–3 (a.e.t.)
Brøndby Denmark 3–1 Iceland Valur 3–1 0–0
Gefle Sweden 1–2 Wales Llanelli 1–2 0–0
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 0–5 Latvia Skonto 0–2 0–3
Åtvidaberg Sweden 7–0 Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck 4–0 3–0
Ventspils Latvia 4–1 Faroe Islands GÍ Gøta 2–1 2–0
Glentoran Northern Ireland 0–2 Norway Brann 0–1 0–1
Randers Denmark 2–2 (a) Iceland ÍA 1–0 1–2
Portadown Northern Ireland 1–4 Lithuania Kaunas 1–3 0–1
Rhyl Wales 1–2 Lithuania Sūduva 0–0 1–2
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 2–1 Finland Haka 2–0 0–1
Skála Faroe Islands 0–4 Norway Start 0–1 0–3
Lyn Oslo Norway 1–1 (a) Estonia Flora Tallinn 1–1 0–0
IFK Göteborg Sweden 0–2 Republic of Ireland Derry City 0–1 0–1

Second qualifying round[edit]

These matches were held on 8 and 10 August (first leg) and 24 August (second leg) 2006.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
APOEL Cyprus 1–2 Turkey Trabzonspor 1–1 0–1
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 4–2 Slovenia Domžale 1–2 3–0
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 1–1 (a) Serbia Hajduk Kula 0–0 1–1 (a.e.t.)
Roeselare Belgium 2–6 Cyprus Ethnikos Achna 2–1 0–5
OFK Beograd Serbia 2–5 France Auxerre 1–0 1–5
Dinamo Bucureşti Romania 2–1 Israel Beitar Jerusalem 1–0 1–1
Partizan Serbia 3–2 Slovenia Maribor 2–1 1–1
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–2 Romania Rapid Bucureşti 1–0 0–2
Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv Israel 0–6 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 0–2 0–4
Omonia Cyprus 1–2 Bulgaria Litex Lovech 0–0 1–2
Tirana Albania 1–5 Turkey Kayserispor 0–2 1–3
Central-East region
Artmedia Slovakia 5–3 Belarus Dinamo Minsk 2–1 3–2
Ried Austria 0–1 Switzerland Sion 0–0 0–1
Videoton Hungary 1–3 Switzerland Grasshoppers 1–1 0–2
Karvan Azerbaijan 0–2 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 0–2 0–0
Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine 1–1 (a) Poland Wisła Płock 0–0 1–1
Basel Switzerland 2–2 (a) Liechtenstein Vaduz 1–0 1–2
Zimbru Chişinău Moldova 0–3 Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya 0–0 0–3
Mattersburg Austria 1–2 Poland Wisła Kraków 1–1 0–1
Hertha BSC Germany 3–2 Georgia (country) Ameri Tbilisi 1–0 2–2
Rubin Kazan Russia 5–0 Belarus BATE Borisov 3–0 2–0
Young Boys Switzerland 3–3 (a) France Marseille 3–3 0–0
Northern region
Start Norway 1–1 (11–10 p) Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)
Odense Denmark 6–1 Wales Llanelli 1–0 5–1
Randers Denmark 3–2 Lithuania Kaunas 3–1 0–1
Twente Netherlands 1–2 Estonia Levadia Tallinn 1–1 0–1
Ventspils Latvia 0–1 England Newcastle United 0–1 0–0
Brann Norway 4–4 (a) Sweden Åtvidaberg 3–3 1–1
Molde Norway 2–1 Latvia Skonto 0–0 2–1
Flora Tallinn Estonia 0–4 Denmark Brøndby 0–0 0–4
Sūduva Lithuania 2–7 Belgium Club Brugge 0–2 2–5
Gretna Scotland 3–7 Republic of Ireland Derry City 1–5 2–2

1Due to the armed conflict going on in Israel, UEFA decided that no European matches could be staged in the country until further notice. Hapoel Tel Aviv's home match was moved to Tilburg, Netherlands, Beitar Jerusalem's to Sofia, Bulgaria and Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv's to Senec, Slovakia

2These clubs qualified for this season's UEFA competitions as members of the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro during the 2005–06 season but are currently members of the Football Association of Serbia which is the official successor of the previous football association.[6]

3Derry City are a team from Northern Ireland who play in the Republic of Ireland's football league. The flag of the Republic of Ireland is used for the purposes of official records as Derry City are a team representing the Football Association of Ireland.

First round[edit]

The matches were held on 14 September (first leg) and 28 September 2006 (second leg).

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine 1–4 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv4 0–1 1–3
Braga Portugal 3–2 Italy Chievo 2–0 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Levadia Tallinn Estonia 1–3 England Newcastle United 0–1 1–2
Molde Norway 0–2 Scotland Rangers 0–0 0–2
Standard Liège Belgium 0–4 Spain Celta Vigo 0–1 0–3
Maccabi Haifa4 Israel 4–2 Bulgaria Litex Lovech 1–1 3–1
Derry City Republic of Ireland 0–2 France Paris Saint-Germain 0–0 0–2
Hertha BSC Germany 2–3 Denmark Odense 2–2 0–1
Legia Warsaw Poland 1–2 Austria Austria Wien 1–1 0–1
Panathinaikos Greece 2–1 Ukraine Metalurh Zaporizhya 1–1 1–0
Lokomotiv Moscow Russia 2–3 Belgium Zulte Waregem 2–1 0–2
Hearts Scotland 0–2 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 0–2 0–0
Fenerbahçe Turkey 5–1 Denmark Randers 2–1 3–0
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–4 England Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2
Schalke 04 Germany 2–3 France Nancy 1–0 1–3
Ethnikos Achna Cyprus 1–3 France Lens 0–0 1–3
Slovan Liberec Czech Republic 4–1 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 2–0 2–1
AZ Netherlands 4–3 Turkey Kayserispor 3–2 1–1
Rubin Kazan Russia 0–2 Italy Parma 0–1 0–1
Atromitos Greece 1–6 Spain Sevilla 1–2 0–4
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany 6–2 Denmark Brøndby 4–0 2–2
Beşiktaş Turkey 4–2 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–0 2–2 (a.e.t.)
Vitória Setúbal Portugal 0–3 Netherlands Heerenveen 0–3 0–0
Marseille France 3–4 Czech Republic Mladá Boleslav 1–0 2–4
Åtvidaberg Sweden 0–8 Switzerland Grasshoppers 0–3 0–5
Rapid Bucureşti Romania 3–1 Portugal Nacional 1–0 2–1 (a.e.t.)
Trabzonspor5 Turkey 2–2 (a) Spain Osasuna 2–2 0–0
Basel Switzerland 7–2 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 6–2 1–0
West Ham United England 0–4 Italy Palermo 0–1 0–3
Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria 2–2 (a) Netherlands Feyenoord 2–2 0–0
Ružomberok Slovakia 1–2 Belgium Club Brugge 0–1 1–1
Sion Switzerland 1–3 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 1–3
Partizan Serbia 4–3 Netherlands Groningen 4–2 0–1
Skoda Xanthi Greece 4–8 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 3–4 1–4
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 0–2 England Tottenham Hotspur 0–1 0–1
Start Norway 2–9 Netherlands Ajax 2–5 0–4
Artmedia Slovakia 3–5 Spain Espanyol 2–2 1–3
Wisła Kraków Poland 2–1 Greece Iraklis 0–1 2–0 (a.e.t.)
Livorno Italy 3–0 Austria Pasching 2–0 1–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 2–5 France Auxerre 1–2 1–3

4Due to the armed conflict in Israel, UEFA had ruled that European tournament matches could not be played in Israel until further notice. Maccabi Haifa's home leg on 14 September was moved to Nijmegen, Netherlands. On 15 September, UEFA lifted the ban, allowing future matches to be played in the Tel Aviv area.[7] Hapoel Tel Aviv were able to play their home leg in Tel Aviv on 28 September.

5UEFA ordered Trabzonspor's home leg on 14 September to be played behind closed doors after objects were thrown at visiting fans and the fourth official, and a smoke bomb ignited in the stands, during their second qualifying round home leg against Cypriots APOEL. Trabzonspor appealed, and UEFA rejected the appeal on 13 September. Trabzonspor's penalty includes a second closed-doors game, a penalty which has been deferred for two years and will be removed if no further incidents occur.

Group stage[edit]

Teams that have qualified for the group stage of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup
Red pog.svg Red: Group A; Yellow pog.svg Yellow: Group B; Green pog.svg Green: Group C; Black pog.svg Black: Group D; Purple pog.svg Purple: Group E; Pink pog.svg Pink: Group F; Blue pog.svg Blue: Group G; Orange pog.svg Orange: Group H.

The top three teams (highlighted in green) of each group qualified for the next round. Based on paragraph 4.06 in the UEFA regulations for the current season, if two or more teams are equal on points on completion of all the group matches, the following criteria are applied to determine the rankings:

  1. superior goal difference from all group matches played;
  2. higher number of goals scored in all group matches played;
  3. higher number of goals scored away in all group matches played;
  4. higher number of wins;
  5. higher number of away wins;
  6. higher number of coefficient points accumulated by the club in question, as well as its association, over the previous five seasons (see paragraph 6.03 of the UEFA regulations).

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Russia CSKA Moscow 0 0 0  
 Israel Maccabi Haifa 0 1 1      Israel Maccabi Haifa 0 0 0  
 Italy Livorno 1 0 1    Spain Espanyol 0 4 4  
 Spain Espanyol 2 2 4        Spain Espanyol 3 0 3  
 Greece AEK Athens 0 0 0        Portugal Benfica 2 0 2  
 France Paris Saint-Germain 2 2 4      France Paris Saint-Germain 2 1 3
 Portugal Benfica 1 2 3    Portugal Benfica 1 3 4  
 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 0 1 1        Spain Espanyol 3 2 5  
 Belgium Zulte Waregem 1 0 1        Germany Werder Bremen 0 1 1  
 England Newcastle United 3 1 4      England Newcastle United 4 0 4  
 Turkey Fenerbahçe 3 2 5    Netherlands AZ(a) 2 2 4  
 Netherlands AZ(a) 3 2 5        Netherlands AZ 0 1 1
 Russia Spartak Moscow 1 1 2        Germany Werder Bremen 0 4 4  
 Spain Celta Vigo 1 2 3      Spain Celta Vigo 0 0 0
 Germany Werder Bremen 3 1 4    Germany Werder Bremen 1 2 3  
 Netherlands Ajax 0 3 3        Spain Espanyol 2(3)
 France Lens 3 0 3        Spain Sevilla(p) 2(5)
 Greece Panathinaikos 1 0 1      France Lens 2 0 2  
 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 3 0 3    Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 3 3  
 England Blackburn Rovers 2 0 2        Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0 0 0  
 Israel Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2 0 2        Spain Osasuna 3 1 4  
 Scotland Rangers 1 4 5      Scotland Rangers 1 0 1
 France Bordeaux 0 0 0    Spain Osasuna 1 1 2  
 Spain Osasuna 0 1 1        Spain Osasuna 1 0 1
 Romania Steaua București 0 0 0        Spain Sevilla 0 2 2  
 Spain Sevilla 2 1 3      Spain Sevilla 2 3 5  
 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 1 2    Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2 2 4  
 France Nancy 1 0 1        Spain Sevilla 2 2 4
 Portugal Braga 1 1 2        England Tottenham Hotspur 1 2 3  
 Italy Parma 0 0 0      Portugal Braga 2 2 4
 Netherlands Feyenoord w/o - - -    England Tottenham Hotspur 3 3 6  
 England Tottenham Hotspur - - -  

Round of 32[edit]

The first legs were held on 14 February and 15 February 2007, while the second legs were held on 22 February 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Zulte Waregem Belgium 1–4 England Newcastle United 1–3 0–1
Braga Portugal 2–0 Italy Parma1 1–0 1–0
Lens France 3–1 Greece Panathinaikos 3–1 0–0
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 3–2 England Blackburn Rovers 3–2 0–0
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 2–5 Scotland Rangers 2–1 0–4
Livorno1 Italy 1–4 Spain Espanyol 1–2 0–2
Feyenoord2 Netherlands (w/o) England Tottenham Hotspur
Fenerbahçe Turkey 5–5 (a) Netherlands AZ 3–3 2–2
Werder Bremen Germany 4–3 Netherlands Ajax 3–0 1–3
Spartak Moscow Russia 2–3 Spain Celta Vigo 1–1 1–2
CSKA Moscow Russia 0–1 Israel Maccabi Haifa 0–0 0–1
AEK Athens Greece 0–4 France Paris Saint-Germain 0–2 0–2
Benfica Portugal 3–1 Romania Dinamo Bucureşti 1–0 2–1
Steaua București Romania 0–3 Spain Sevilla 0–2 0–1
Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine 2–1 France Nancy 1–1 1–0
Bordeaux France 0–1 Spain Osasuna 0–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)

1 On 7 February, the Italian Government ruled that Parma and Livorno's home fields did not meet requirements following riots held after an Italian Serie A match in Sicily. Livorno played its home leg behind closed doors on 14 February. Parma played its home leg behind closed doors on 22 February.

2 On 19 January, UEFA declared that Feyenoord had been removed after a member of their crowd threw a glass of beer at Morten Gamst Pedersen in their home group stage match against Blackburn Rovers. UEFA announced on 25 January that Tottenham Hotspur had received a bye. This was confirmed after the final appeal.

Round of 16[edit]

The first legs were held on 8 March 2007, while the second legs were held on 14 and 15 March 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Newcastle United England 4–4 (a) Netherlands AZ 4–2 0–2
Maccabi Haifa Israel 0–4 Spain Espanyol 0–0 0–4
Rangers Scotland 1–2 Spain Osasuna 1–1 0–1
Braga Portugal 4–6 England Tottenham Hotspur 2–3 2–3
Sevilla Spain 5–4 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 2–2 3–2 (a.e.t.)
Lens France 2–4 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 0–3
Paris Saint-Germain France 3–4 Portugal Benfica 2–1 1–3
Celta Vigo Spain 0–3 Germany Werder Bremen 0–1 0–2

Quarter-finals[edit]

The draw for the final stages, included quarter-finals and semi-finals, was held on 16 March 2007 in Glasgow, Scotland. The quarter-final matches were played on 5 April and 12 April 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AZ Netherlands 1–4 Germany Werder Bremen 0–0 1–4
Bayer Leverkusen Germany 0–4 Spain Osasuna 0–3 0–1
Sevilla Spain 4–3 England Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 2–2
Espanyol Spain 3–2 Portugal Benfica 3–2 0–0

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final matches were played on 26 April and 3 May 2007.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Espanyol Spain 5–1 Germany Werder Bremen 3–0 2–1
Osasuna Spain 1–2 Spain Sevilla 1–0 0–2

Final[edit]

Main article: 2007 UEFA Cup Final

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals Minutes played
1 Uruguay Walter Pandiani Spain Espanyol 11 1118'
2 Romania Claudiu Niculescu Romania Dinamo București 8 602'
3 Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands Ajax 7 520'
Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov England Tottenham Hotspur 7 697'
Georgia (country) Shota Arveladze Netherlands AZ 7 942'
6 Portugal Pauleta France Paris Saint-Germain 6 591'
Nigeria Obafemi Martins England Newcastle United 6 642'
8 Italy Cristiano Lucarelli Italy Livorno 5 616'
Belgium Tim Matthys Belgium Zulte Waregem 5 642'
Spain Coro Spain Espanyol 5 662'
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane England Tottenham Hotspur 5 708'
Spain Luis García Spain Espanyol 5 1000'

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Country Ranking 2005 Bert Kassies' Site
  2. ^ Access List for the 2006/07 UEFA Club Competitions
  3. ^ Qualification for European Cup Football 2006/2007
  4. ^ Owen, Richard (22 June 2006). "Top Italian football teams charged with fraud". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2006-06-22. 
  5. ^ Greece given suspension by FIFA; BBC Sport, 4 July 2006
  6. ^ Farewell to Yugoslavia; UEFA.com, 30 June 2006, by Aleksandar Bošković
  7. ^ UEFA lifts Israel match ban; UEFA.com, 15 September 2006

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