2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup

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2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Dates June – July, 2006
Final positions
Champions AJ Auxerre, Ethnikos Achnas FC, FC Twente, Grasshopper-Club, Hertha BSC Berlin, Kayserispor, Newcastle United, NK Maribor, Odense BK, Olympique de Marseille, SV Ried

The 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup was the first edition after a major change of the competition format. There were only three rounds instead of five, and eleven tournament co-winners qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup (instead of three teams qualifying for the first round proper). Also, for the first time in the modern history of the competition, an outright winner was highlighted from the 11 co-winners of the Cup, with that honour going to the final-round Intertoto winner that advanced farthest in the UEFA Cup. This honour went to Newcastle United.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
FK Pobeda Republic of Macedonia 2–4 Romania Farul Constanţa 2–2 0–2
UE Sant Julià Andorra 0–8 Slovenia NK Maribor 0–3 0–5
Ethnikos Achna FC Cyprus 5–4 Albania KF Partizani 4–2 1–2
NK Zrinjski Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–1 Malta Marsaxlokk F.C. 3–0 1–1
Central-East region
Kilikia FC Armenia 1–8 Georgia (country) FC Dinamo Tbilisi 1–5 0–3
FC Shakhter Kazakhstan 4–6 Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk 1–5 3–1
FC Nitra Slovakia 12–2 Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 6–2 6–0
FK MKT Araz Imisli Azerbaijan 1–2 Moldova FC Tiraspol 1–0 0–2
Northern region
Keflavik ÍF Iceland 4–1 Northern Ireland Dungannon Swifts F.C. 4–1 0–0
Dinaburg FC Latvia 2–1 Faroe Islands Havnar Bóltfelag 1–1 1–0
Tampere United Finland 8–1 Wales Carmarthen Town F.C. 5–0 3–1
Narva Trans Estonia 1–8 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–6 0–2
FK Vėtra Lithuania 0–5 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne F.C. 0–1 0–4

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
MFC Sopron Hungary 3–4 Turkey Kayserispor 3–3 0–1
Farul Constanţa Romania 3–2 Bulgaria PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2–1 1–1
FK Zeta1 Montenegro 1–4 Slovenia NK Maribor 1–22 0–2
Maccabi Petah Tikva FC Israel 4–2 Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Zrinjski 1–13 3–1
NK Osijek Croatia 2–2(a) Cyprus Ethnikos Achna FC 2–2 0–0
Central-East region
Grasshopper Club Zürich Switzerland 4–0 Czech Republic FK Teplice 2–0 2–0
FC Nitra Slovakia 2–3 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2–1 0–2
SV Ried Austria 4–1 Georgia (country) FC Dinamo Tbilisi 3–1 1–0
FC Tiraspol Moldova 4–1 Poland Lech Poznań 1–0 3–1
FC Moskva Russia 3–0 Belarus MTZ-RIPO Minsk 2–0 1–0
Northern region
Tampere United Finland 3–5 Sweden Kalmar FF 1–2 2–3
Odense BK Denmark 3–1 Republic of Ireland Shelbourne F.C. 3–0 0–1
Lillestrøm S.K. Norway 6–3 Iceland Keflavik ÍF 4–1 2–2
Hibernian F.C. Scotland 8–0 Latvia Dinaburg FC 5–0 3–0

1FK Zeta qualified for this season's UEFA competitions as member of the Football Association of Serbia and Montenegro during the 2005/06 season but was at the time of this match already a member of the Football Association of Montenegro.[1]
2played at FK Partizan's ground in Belgrade, Serbia, because FK Zeta's ground in Golubovci doesn't meet UEFA standards
3played in Herzliya because Maccabi Petah Tikva's ground in Petah Tikva is undergoing renovations

Third round[edit]

Eleven winning teams qualify for the second qualifying round of UEFA Cup 2006–07

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg Southern-Mediterranean region
AJ Auxerre1 France 4–2 Romania Farul Constanţa 4–1 0–1
A.E. Larissa Greece 0–2 Turkey Kayserispor 0–0 0–2
Villarreal CF Spain 2–3 Slovenia NK Maribor 1–2 1–1
Maccabi Petah Tikva FC Israel 3–4 Cyprus Ethnikos Achna FC 0–2 3–2
Central-East region
Grasshopper Club Zürich Switzerland 3–2 Belgium K.A.A. Gent 2–1 1–1
Olympique de Marseille France (a)2–2 Ukraine FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0–0 2–2
Hertha BSC Berlin Germany 2–0 Russia FC Moskva 0–0^ 2–0
SV Ried Austria 4–2 Moldova FC Tiraspol 3–1 1–1
Northern region
Newcastle United F.C. England 4–1 Norway Lillestrøm S.K. 1–1 3–0
Kalmar FF Sweden 2–3 Netherlands FC Twente 1–0 1–3
Odense BK Denmark (a)2–2 Scotland Hibernian F.C. 1–0 1–2

^played on 16 July

1After consultations with UEFA, Italian qualifier Palermo was withdrawn by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on 6 June 2006. Due to the ongoing match-fixing scandal in Italy, the FIGC could not officially confirm the 2005–06 Serie A standings in time for Palermo to compete in the Intertoto Cup and therefore French club Auxerre replaced Palermo, according to UEFA regulations governing the Intertoto Cup.

Overall winners[edit]

Eight of the eleven co-winners which entered the UEFA Cup via the Intertoto Cup won their qualifying ties and progressed to the first round proper. Half of these eight survived the first round and entered the group stages, only Newcastle United secured a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 and were the last remaining team from the Intertoto Cup - making them the outright winner. They then went onto qualify for the last 16. Captain Scott Parker lifted the trophy at St James Park before their tie with AZ.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ UEFA Magazine - Farewell to Yugoslavia, by Aleksandar Bošković

External links[edit]