Intertoto Cup Round-Up
Stuttgart, Rosenborg and IF Elfsborg booked their places in the second qualifying round of the Uefa Cup.
Last Updated: 27/07/08 8:42pm
Stuttgart secured their spot in the second qualifying round of the Uefa Cup with a 3-0 extra-time win over Saturn.
The German side went into the second leg trailing 1-0 from the first game in Russia and they left it late to level the tie when Jan Simak found the net seven minutes from time with a fine free kick.
The game was forced into extra-time and after a goalless first period, Ciprian Marica fired Stuttgart in front in the tie for the first time on 108 minutes when he headed home Roberto Hilbert's cross
The Romanian international made the game safe two minutes later when he scored his second of the contest following a goalmouth scramble.
Two quick-fire extra-time goals from Ciprian Marica ensured VfB Stuttgart became the only team to secure a third UEFA Intertoto Cup success in the very last game in the competition's 14-year history.
Rosenborg booked their place in the second qualifying round of the Uefa Cup with a 2-0 win over NAC Breda in the Intertoto Cup.
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Holland, Rosenborg produced a rallying performance to keep alive their hopes of European football.
Fredrik Stoor marked his farewell appearance for Rosenborg before an impending move to Fulham by opening the scoring on 34 minutes with a powerful shot.
Veteran striker Steffen Iversen doubled Rosenborg's lead five minutes into the second half when he kept his cool to score from the penalty spot.
Rosenborg ended the game with ten men after Vadim Demidov was sent off in the closing stages for apparent time-wasting, but they held on to secure their spot in Friday's Uefa Cup draw.
IF Elfsborg sneaked into the draw after edging out FK Rîga 1-0 on aggregate following a goalless draw in the second leg.
The Swedish side maintained their advantage from the first leg with a resolute defensive display in Latvia to end FK Riga's Uefa Cup hopes.