2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup

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2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Tournament details
Dates 21 June – 27 July 2008
Teams 50
Final positions
Champions Aston Villa F.C., Grasshopper-Club, IF Elfsborg, RC Deportivo La Coruña, Rosenborg BK, Braga, SC Vaslui, SK Sturm Graz, SSC Napoli, Stade Rennais FC, VfB Stuttgart
Tournament statistics
Matches played 78
Goals scored 186 (2.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Russia Dmitri Kirichenko (5 goals)[1]
The regions in a map

The 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup was the last UEFA Intertoto Cup football tournament, the 14th to be organised by UEFA and the third since the competition's format was given a major overhaul. Three rounds were held, and eleven teams qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup. The draw took place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on 21 April 2008. There were 11 co-winners of the tournament with outright winner of the competition being Braga due to their progress in the subsequent UEFA Cup campaign.

Association team allocation[edit]

50 teams participated in the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup from 50 UEFA associations. Below is the scheme for the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup. The rankings throughout are based on the 2007 UEFA coefficients.

First round: (28 teams)

  • 28 from associations 23-36, 38-50 and 53

Second round: (28 teams)

  • 14 winners from the First Round
  • 14 from associations 9-22

Third round: (22 teams)

  • 14 winners from the Second Round
  • 8 from associations 1-8

First round[edit]

First leg matches were played on June 21 and 22 2008 and second leg matches were played on June 28 and 29 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
Besa Kavajë Albania (a) 1–1 Cyprus Ethnikos Achnas[2] 0–0 1–1
Čelik Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–4 (a) Montenegro Grbalj 3–2 1–2
Rijeka Croatia 0–2 Republic of Macedonia Renova[3] 0–0 0–2
Hibernians Malta 0–3 Slovenia Gorica 0–3 0–0
Central-East region
Zhetysu Kazakhstan 3–6 Hungary Budapest Honvéd[4] 1–2 2–4
Mika Armenia 2–2 (a) Moldova Tiraspol 2–2 0–0
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan (a) 3–3 Slovakia Nitra 2–0 1–3
Cracovia Poland 1–5 Belarus Shakhtsyor Salihorsk 1–2 0–3
Etzella Ettelbruck Luxembourg (a) 2–2 Georgia (country) Lokomotivi Tbilisi 0–0 2–2
Northern region
Ekranas Lithuania 4–0 Estonia Narva Trans 1–0 3–0
HB Tórshavn Faroe Islands 1–4 Sweden Elfsborg 1–4 0–0
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 9–3 Wales Rhyl 5–1 4–2
Lisburn Distillery Northern Ireland 3–6 Finland TPS Turku 2–3 1–3
Riga Latvia 3–2 Iceland Fylkir 1–2 2–0

First leg[edit]

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
20:30 CET
Besa Kavajë Albania 0–0 Cyprus Ethnikos Achnas
Report

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
19:00 CET
Čelik Bosnia and Herzegovina 3–2 Montenegro Grbalj
Karić Goal 30'
Hadžić Goal 59' (pen.)
Novaković Goal 77'
Report Kasalica Goal 7'
Pavicević Goal 90+2'

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
18:30 CET
Rijeka Croatia 0–0 Republic of Macedonia Renova
Report
Stadion Kantrida, Rijeka
Referee: Hubert Siejewicz (Poland)

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
18:00 CET
Hibernians Malta 0–3 Slovenia Gorica
Report Xuereb Goal 34' (o.g.)
Cvijanović Goal 56'
Velikonja Goal 58'
Hibernians Ground, Paola
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
16:00 CET
Mika Armenia 2–2 Moldova Tiraspol
Veranyan Goal 18'
Hakobyan Goal 41'
Report Sidorenko Goal 61' (pen.)
Serghei Namaşco Goal 79'
Mika Stadium, Yerevan
Referee: Ninoslav Spasić (Serbia)

21 June 2008 (2008-06-21)
18:00 CET
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan 2–0 Slovakia Nitra
Sadygov Goal 7'
Sadiqov Goal 10'
Report




22 June 2008
HB Tórshavn Faroe Islands 1 – 4 Sweden Elfsborg
C. Jacobsen Goal 16' Kurbegović Goal 12'
Mobaeck Goal 26'55'
Sjöhage Goal 50'

21 June 2008
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 5 – 1 Wales Rhyl
J. Byrne Goal 51'
O. Heary Goal 59'
Brennan Goal 63' (pen.)
Fenn Goal 71'
Crowe Goal 80'
Report Connolly Goal 25'

21 June 2008
Lisburn Distillery Northern Ireland 2 – 3 Finland TPS Turku
Armour Goal 42'90+' (pen.) Pertot Goal 68'88'
Ääritalo Goal 76'

21 June 2008
Riga Latvia 1 – 2 Iceland Fylkir
Novikov Goal 76' Gíslason Goal 26'
Gravesen Goal 70' (pen.)

22 June 2008 (2008-06-22)
14:30 CET
Zhetysu Kazakhstan 1–2 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Mikhailov Goal 60' Report Hercegfalvi Goal 66'
Bojtor Goal 75'
Zhetysu Stadium, Taldykorgan
Referee: Vlado Svilokos (Croatia)

Second leg[edit]

28 June 2008
Ethnikos Achnas Cyprus 1 – 1 Albania Besa Kavajë
Manousakis Goal 57' Leçi Goal 90+'

Ethnikos Achnas 1–1 Besa Kavajë on aggregate. Besa Kavajë won on away goals rule.


28 June 2008
Grbalj Montenegro 2 – 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Čelik
Pavicević Goal 51'
Kasalica Goal 75'
Hadžić Goal 18'

Grbalj 4–4 Čelik on aggregate. Grbalj won on away goals rule.


28 June 2008
Renova Republic of Macedonia 2 – 0 Croatia Rijeka
Iseni Goal 5'46'

Renova won 2–0 on aggregate.


Gorica won 3–0 on aggregate.


28 June 2008
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 4 – 2 Kazakhstan Zhetysu
Genito Goal 26'
Smiljanić Goal 45+'
Guie Guie Goal 53'
Bojtor Goal 90+'
Kiselyov Goal 52'74'

Budapest Honvéd won 6–3 on aggregate.


28 June 2008
Tiraspol Moldova 0 – 0 Armenia Mika

Tiraspol 2–2 Mika on aggregate. Tiraspol won on away goals rule.


28 June 2008
Nitra Slovakia 3 – 1 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku
Semeník Goal 21'83'
Čeman Goal 46'
Report José Carlos Goal 84'

Nitra 3–3 Neftchi Baku on aggregate. Neftchi Baku won on away goals rule.


29 June 2008
Shakhtsyor Salihorsk Belarus 3 – 0 Poland Cracovia
Kavalchuk Goal 71' (pen.)
Krot Goal 90+'
Nikiforenka Goal 90+'

Shakhtsyor Salihorsk won 5–1 on aggregate.


Lokomotivi Tbilisi 2–2 Etzella Ettelbruck on aggregate. Etzella Ettelbruck won on away goals rule.


28 June 2008
Narva Trans Estonia 0 – 3 Lithuania Ekranas
Bička Goal 35'
Trakys Goal 37'
Matović Goal 79'

Ekranas won 4–0 on aggregate.


28 June 2008
Elfsborg Sweden 0 – 0 Faroe Islands HB Tórshavn

Elfsborg won 4–1 on aggregate.


28 June 2008
Rhyl Wales 2 – 4 Republic of Ireland Bohemians
Connolly Goal 37'41' O'Donnell Goal 29'
J. Byrne Goal 32' (pen.)
McGuinness Goal 34'
Singh Goal 42'

Bohemians won 9–3 on aggregate.


29 June 2008
TPS Turku Finland 3 – 1 Northern Ireland Lisburn Distillery
Ääritalo Goal 42'
Paatelainen Goal 75'
One Goal 86'
G. Browne Goal 84' (pen.)

TPS Turku won 6–3 on aggregate.


29 June 2008
Fylkir Iceland 0 – 2 Latvia Riga
Kalonas Goal 7'73'

Riga won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

The first leg was held on 5 and 6 July 2008, while the second leg was held on 12 July and 13 July 2008.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
Chernomorets Burgas Bulgaria 3–1 Slovenia Gorica 1–1 2–0
Grbalj Montenegro 2–3 Turkey Sivasspor 2–2 0–1
Grasshopper Zürich Switzerland 5–1 Albania Besa Kavajë 2–1 3–0
Renova Republic of Macedonia 1–3 Israel Bnei Sakhnin 1–2 0–1
OFK Beograd Serbia 2–3 Greece Panionios 1–0 1–3
Central-East region
Germinal Beerschot[5] Belgium 1–2 Azerbaijan Neftchi Baku 1–1 0–1
Saturn Moscow Oblast Russia 8–1 Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck 7–0 1–1
Tiraspol Moldova 1–3 Ukraine Tavriya Simferopol 0–0 1–3
Sturm Graz Austria 2–0 Belarus Shakhtsyor Salihorsk 2–0 0–0
Teplice[6] Czech Republic 3–3 (a) Hungary Budapest Honvéd 1–3 2–0
Northern region
TPS Turku Finland 1–4 Denmark Odense 1–2 0–2
Hibernian Scotland 0–4 Sweden Elfsborg 0–2 0–2
Ekranas Lithuania 1–7 Norway Rosenborg 1–3 0–4
Riga Latvia (a) 2–2 Republic of Ireland Bohemians 1–0 1–2

First leg[edit]


5 July 2008
Grbalj Montenegro 2 – 2 Turkey Sivasspor
Francišković Goal 23'34' Mehmet Goal 14'39' (pen.)


6 July 2008
Renova Republic of Macedonia 1 – 2 Israel Bnei Sakhnin
Angelovski Goal 65' Khalaila Goal 41' (pen.)
Rabah Goal 64'



5 July 2008
Saturn Moscow Oblast Russia 7 – 0 Luxembourg Etzella Ettelbruck
Kirichenko Goal 2'35'70'71'
Angbwa Goal 13'
Topić Goal 18'
Ivanov Goal 65'
Saturn Stadium, Ramenskoye
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Stelios Trifonos (Cyprus)


5 July 2008
Sturm Graz Austria 2 – 0 Belarus Shakhtsyor Salihorsk
Feldhofer Goal 38'
Kienzl Goal 55'

5 July 2008
Teplice Czech Republic 1 – 3 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Lukáš Goal 58' Hercegfalvi Goal 35'
Abraham Goal 81'
Abass Goal 90+'

6 July 2008
TPS Turku Finland 1 – 2 Denmark Odense
One Goal 37' Fall Goal 5'
Sørensen Goal 84'

6 July 2008
Hibernian Scotland 0 – 2 Sweden Elfsborg
Bajrami Goal 17'
Augustsson Goal 65'

6 July 2008
Ekranas Lithuania 1 – 3 Norway Rosenborg
Varnas Goal 14' Strand Goal 12'
Lago Goal 35'
Koné Goal 67'

6 July 2008
Riga Latvia 1 – 0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians
Leonov Goal 45'

Second leg[edit]

Chernomorets Burgas won 3–1 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Sivasspor Turkey 1 – 0 Montenegro Grbalj
Diallo Goal 83'

Sivasspor won 3–2 on aggregate.


Grasshopper Zürich won 5–1 on aggregate.


Bnei Sakhnin won 3–1 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Panionios Greece 3 – 1 Serbia OFK Beograd
Barkoglou Goal 25'
Choutos Goal 45+'63' (pen.)
William Goal 55'

Panionios won 3–2 on aggregate.


Neftchi Baku won 2–1 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Etzella Ettelbruck Luxembourg 1 – 1 Russia Saturn Moscow Oblast
Da Luz Goal 70' Kovel Goal 77'

Saturn Moscow Oblast won 8–1 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Tavriya Simferopol Ukraine 3 – 1 Moldova Tiraspol
Ljubenović Goal 10'
Homenyuk Goal 45+'
Gigiadze Goal 51'
Bulat Goal 90+'

Tavriya Simferopol won 3–1 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Shakhtsyor Salihorsk Belarus 0 – 0 Austria Sturm Graz

Sturm Graz won 2–0 on aggregate.


12 July 2008
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 0 – 2 Czech Republic Teplice
Jun Goal 68'
Rosa Goal 71'

Budapest Honvéd 3–3 Teplice on aggregate. Budapest Honvéd advanced on away goals rule.


13 July 2008
Odense Denmark 2 – 0 Finland TPS Turku
Fall Goal 21'52'

Odense won 4–1 on aggregate.


12 July 2008
Elfsborg Sweden 2 – 0 Scotland Hibernian
M. Florén Goal 20'
Bajrami Goal 80'

Elfsborg won 4–0 on aggregate.


13 July 2008
Rosenborg Norway 4 – 0 Lithuania Ekranas
Konan Ya Goal 16'
Iversen Goal 48'
Koné Goal 52'90+'

Rosenborg won 7–1 on aggregate.


12 July 2008
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 2 – 1 Latvia Riga
McGuinness Goal 21'
Brennan Goal 90' (pen.)
Chirkin Goal 65'

Bohemians 2–2 Riga on aggregate. Riga advanced on the away goals rule.

Third round[edit]

The first leg was held on 19 and 20 July 2008, while the second leg was held on 26 July and 27 July 2008. The 11 winners enter the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Cup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
Bnei Sakhnin Israel 1–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña[7] 1–2 0–1
Panionios Greece 0–2 Italy Napoli 0–1 0–1
Sivasspor Turkey 0–5 Portugal Braga 0–2 0–3
Grasshopper Zürich Switzerland 4–0 Bulgaria Chernomorets Burgas 3–0 1–0
Central-East region
Saturn Moscow Oblast Russia 1–3 Germany Stuttgart 1–0 0–3 (aet)
Neftchi Baku Azerbaijan 2–3 Romania Vaslui 2–1 0–2
Rennes France 1–1 (10–9 p) Ukraine Tavriya Simferopol 1–0 0–1 (aet)
Sturm Graz Austria 2–1 Hungary Budapest Honvéd 0–0 2–1
Northern region
NAC Breda Netherlands 1–2 Norway Rosenborg 1–0 0–2
Odense Denmark 2–3 England Aston Villa 2–2 0–1
Elfsborg Sweden 1–0 Latvia Riga 1–0 0–0

First leg[edit]

19 July 2008
Bnei Sakhnin Israel 1 – 2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña
B. Ganayem Goal 59' Lafita Goal 54'
Riki Goal 57'
Kiryat Eliezer Stadium, Haifa
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (France)

20 July 2008
Panionios Greece 0 – 1 Italy Napoli
Bogliacino Goal 31'

20 July 2008
Sivasspor Turkey 0 – 2 Portugal Braga
Linz Goal 45+'
Moisés Goal 78'


19 July 2008
Saturn Moscow Oblast Russia 1 – 0 Germany Stuttgart
Kirichenko Goal 4'
Saturn Stadium, Ramenskoye
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (Denmark)



19 July 2008
Sturm Graz Austria 0 – 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd

19 July 2008
NAC Breda Netherlands 1 – 0 Norway Rosenborg
Amoah Goal 19'

19 July 2008
Odense Denmark 2 – 2 England Aston Villa
Sidwell Goal 25' (o.g.)
Møller Christensen Goal 90'
Carew Goal 7'
Laursen Goal 76'

19 July 2008
Elfsborg Sweden 1 – 0 Latvia Riga
Avdić Goal 18'

Second leg[edit]

26 July 2008
Deportivo La Coruña Spain 1 – 0 Israel Bnei Sakhnin
Valerón Goal 40'
Estadio Riazor, A Coruña
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands)

Deportivo La Coruña won 3–1 on aggregate.


26 July 2008
Napoli Italy 1 – 0 Greece Panionios
Hamšík Goal 65'

Napoli won 2–0 on aggregate.


26 July 2008
Braga Portugal 3 – 0 Turkey Sivasspor
Matheus Goal 45'
Linz Goal 57'
Aguiar Goal 70' (pen.)

Braga won 5–0 on aggregate.


Grasshopper Zürich won 4–0 on aggregate.


27 July 2008
Stuttgart Germany 3 – 0 (a.e.t.) Russia Saturn Moscow Oblast
Šimák Goal 82'
Marica Goal 107'110'

Stuttgart won 3–1 on aggregate.


Vaslui won 3–2 on aggregate.


Tavriya Simferopol 1–1 Rennes on aggregate. Rennes won in a penalty shootout.


26 July 2008
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 1 – 2 Austria Sturm Graz
Smiljanić Goal 8' Beichler Goal 72'
Haas Goal 77'

Sturm Graz won 2–1 on aggregate.


27 July 2008
Rosenborg Norway 2 – 0 Netherlands NAC Breda
Stoor Goal 34'
Iversen Goal 50' (pen.)

Rosenborg won 2–1 on aggregate.


26 July 2008
Aston Villa England 1 – 0 Denmark Odense
A. Young Goal 50'

Aston Villa won 3–2 on aggregate.


27 July 2008
Riga Latvia 0 – 0 Sweden Elfsborg

Elfsborg won 1–0 on aggregate.

Overall winners[edit]

Eight of the eleven Intertoto Cup co-winners entered the UEFA Cup by winning their qualifying ties and progressed to the First Round. Five of those eight sides survived the First Round and entered the Group Stage. Four of those five qualified for the Round of 32. Only Braga progressed to the Round of 16, making them the overall winners.

The 11 co-winners were:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Intertoto Cup results, scorers and fixtures
  2. ^ Apollon Limassol declined the participation, so Ethnikos Achna will participate instead
  3. ^ Vardar did not gain a UEFA license
  4. ^ FC Fehérvár, Újpest FC and Kaposvári Rákóczi FC declined the participation
  5. ^ "Cercle laat Intertoto-ticket aan G.Beerschot" (in Dutch). sporza.be. 2008-05-13. 
  6. ^ 1. FC Brno (4th team of Gambrinus liga) did not apply for the Intertoto Cup.
  7. ^ "El Deportivo no cumplió con su parte, pero estará en la Intertoto" (in Spanish). as.com. 2008-05-18. 

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