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2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup
Tournament details
Dates 21 June – 27 July 2008
Teams 50
Final positions
Champions Portugal Braga
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. The final winner of the competition was Braga.

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Association team allocation

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

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 Kavaje 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 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 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

Second round

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 Kavaje 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 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 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

Third round

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 VfB 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

Overall winners

Eight of the eleven sides who entered the UEFA Cup via the Intertoto Cup won 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.

See also

Notes and references

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