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UEFA Women's Cup 2007

Competition format

The UEFA Women’s Cup was introduced for the 2001/02 season and reflected the growth of the women's game.

Women's success
The UEFA European Women's Championship for national teams was already an established fixture on the international calendar, and the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (until 2001 an U18 event) had also given young women players the opportunity to shine on the continental stage.

Champions

The introduction of a Europe-wide women’s club competition was the logical next step and a yearly competition was introduced with associations entering either the winner or runner-up of their domestic championship or national cup competition. It proved an immediate success, with top women players from 33 of Europe's leading clubs competing in the inaugural competition in 2001/02. German champions 1. FFC Frankfurt came out on top, overcoming Sweden's Umeå IK 2-0 in the one-off final on home soil.

Umeå success
In 2002/03, 35 clubs entered, and Umeå triumphed, eliminating Frankfurt on penalties in the semi-finals before defeating Denmark's Fortuna Hjørring 7-1 over two legs. Forty teams played in the 2003/04 edition, and Umeå again came face to face with Frankfurt in the final, the Swedish side winning 8-0 on aggregate.

Automatic entry
With the UEFA Women's Cup winners now having an automatic entry into the following season's edition, the national association of the holders were permitted to enter a second side - meaning Umeå and Djurgården/Älvsjö represented Sweden in 2004/05. They met in the quarter-finals, Djurgården/Älvsjö winning that tie but losing the final 5-1 on aggregate to Germany's 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam.

Competition grows
The competition’s popularity was shown that season when the entry level rose again, this time to 43 teams and the current format of two qualifying rounds was introduced. Two rounds of group matches are played to produce eight quarter-finalists who play on a home and away basis in a traditional knockout format. The final is also played over two legs.

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The first qualifying round was played between 8th and 13th August 2006.

All matches in the first qualifying round were played in the form of mini-tournaments in one of the countries in the group. Each team played each of the other teams in the group once, with three points awarded for a win and one for a draw. One team qualified from each of the nine groups in the first qualifying round.

Here's the list of teams that qualified:

Group 1: Saestum (HOL)
Group 2: Espanyol (ESP)
Group 3: Breidablik (ICE)
Group 4: HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Group 5: Vitebsk (BLR)
Group 6: Wezemaal (BEL)
Group 7: Rossiyanka (RUS)
Group 8: Legend Chemigov (UKR)
Group 9: Budapest (HUN)

These teams qualified for the Second Qualifying Round together with:

Frankfurt (GER)
Umeå (SWE)
Potsdam (GER)
Arsenal (ENG)
Bröndby (DEN)
Kolbotn (NOR)
Sparta Prague (CZE)

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The Second qualifying round is to be played between 12th and 17th September 2006

There are four groups and the first two of each group qualify for the Quarter Finals.

Here are the fixtures and scores:

GROUP 1
Games played in Helsinki (FIN)
HJK Helsinki (FIN), Breidablik (ICE), FFC Frankfurt (GER), Vitebsk (BLR)


12 Sep: FFC Frankfurt 5-0 Vitebsk
12 Sep: HJK Helsinki 1-2 Breidablik
14 Sep: Frankfurt 5-0 Breidablik
14 Sep: Vitebsk 0-0 HJK Helsinki
17 Sep: HJK Helsinki 0-2 Frankfurt
17 Sep: Breidablik 1-0 Vitebsk

Table
1 FFC Frankfurt ......3G 3W 0D 0L 12-0 9P
2 Breidablik ...........3G 2W 0D 1L 3-6 6P

3 HJK Helsinki ........3G 0W 1D 2L 1-4 1P
4 Vitebsk ..............3G 0W 1D 2L 0-6 1P

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GROUP 2
Games played in Askim (SWE)
RCD Espanyol (ESP), Kolbotn IL (NOR), FC Legend Chernigov (UKR), Umeå IK (SWE)

12 Sep: Umeå IK 2-0 Legend Chernigov
12 Sep: Kolbotn IL 4-2 RCD Espanyol
14 Sep: Legend Chernigov 1-2 Kolbotn IL
14 Sep: Umeå IK 3-0 RCD Espanyol
17 Sep: Kolbotn IL 1-2 Umeå IK
17 Sep: RCD Espanyol 5-0 Legend Chernigov

Table
1 Umeå IK..................3G 3W 0D 0L 7-1 9P
2 Kolbotn IL................3G 2W 0D 1L 7-5 6P

3 RCD Espanyol ...........3G 1W 0D 2L 7-7 3P
4 Legend Chernigov .....3G 0W 0D 3L 1-9 0P


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GROUP 3
Games played in Zeist (HOL)
FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER), Saestum (HOL), Sparta Prague (CZE), Wezemaal (BEL)


12 Sep: Turbine Potsdam 1-0 Wezemaal
12 Sep: Sparta Prague 1-3 Saestum
14 Sep: Wezemaal 4-2 Sparta Prague
14 Sep: Turbine Potsdam 2-2 Saestum
17 Sep: Sparta Prague 0-4 Turbine Potsdam
17 Sep: Saestum 2-0 Wezemaal

Table
1 Turbine Potsdam ....3G 2W 1D 0L 7-2 7P
2 Saestum ...............3G 2W 1D 0L 7-3 7P

3 Wezemaal .............3G 1W 0D 2L 4-5 3P
4 Sparta Prague ........3G 0W 0D 3L 3-11 0P

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GROUP 4
Games played in Krasnoarmeysk (RUS)
Arsenal FC (ENG), Brøndby IF (DEN), FC Femina Budapest (HUN), Rossiyanka (RUS)


12 Sep: Brøndby IF 5-1 FC Femina Budapest
12 Sep: Arsenal FC 5-4 Rossiyanka
14 Sep: FC Femina Budapest 0-6 Arsenal FC
14 Sep: Brøndby IF 2-1 Rossiyanka
17 Sep: Arsenal FC 1-0 Brøndby IF
17 Sep: Rossiyanka 4-2 FC Femina Budapest

Table
1 Arsenal FC ................3G 3W 0D 0L 12-4 9P
2 Brøndby IF ................3G 2W 0D 1L 7-3 6P

3 Rossiyanka ................3G 1W 0D 2L 9-9 3P
4 FC Femina Budapest ....3G 0W 0D 3L 3-15 0P

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Quintet into quarter-finals
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Five of the eight UEFA Women’s Cup quarter-final slot were filled on Thursday as holders 1. FFC Frankfurt, two-time winners Umeå IK, Norway's Kolbotn IL, Arsenal LFC and Brøndby IF progressed with one set of second qualifying round fixtures remaining.

Frankfurt get five
Frankfurt had begun Group 1 in Finland with a 5-0 victory against Universitet Vitebsk of Belarus, and a repeat of that scoreline when they met Iceland’s Breidablik, coupled with a 0-0 draw between Vitebsk and HJK Helsinki, confirmed the German side as group winners. Despite early Breidablik pressure as they looked to build on their 2-1 victory against Helsinki, Renate Lingor headed Frankfurt into a 25th-minute lead. Early in the second half Kerstin Garefrekes doubled the advantage after a good team passing move and she struck again before Petra Wimbersky and Lingor added to the scoreline. In the later game HJK and Vitebsk drew 0-0, so a draw for Breidablik against the Belarussian club on Sunday will take them through as runners-up, while HJK must beat Frankfurt to have any chance.

Scandinavians through
In Group 2 both qualifying slots have been filled. Swedish champions Umeå and Norway’s Kolbotn both won on Tuesday, and repeated that trick today. Umeå, European champions in 2003 and 2004, defeated RCD Espanyol 3-0 thanks to Hanna Ljungberg, Lise Klaveness and, after Espanyol’s Ane Bergara Artieda received a second yellow card five minutes from the end, Malin Moström's added-time penalty. Group hosts Kolbotn struck twice in the last five minutes of the first half against Legend-Chekseal Chernigov through Trine Rønning and Camilla Hammerø Huse, meaning Alla Lishafai’s late consolation could not save the Ukrainian side’s campaign. Kolbotn must now defeat Umeå on Sunday to finish top - an important disctinction as the group runners-up will play Frankfurt in the last eight.

Duo progress
Group 4 also has produced to qualifiers with a match in hand. Although Julie Fleeting struck all five of Arsenal’s goals in the 5-4 defeat of Russian hosts WFC Rossiyanka on Tuesday, the striker was not on target as the English champions saw off 1. FC Femina Budapest 6-0. Aranka Paraoanu put through a 20th-minute own goal, and Jayne Ludlow swiftly made it two for Arsenal. In the last half-hour Katie Chapman, Rachel Yankey, Ludlow and Gemma Davison ensured victory. Brøndby then ended Rossiyanka’s hopes with a 2-1 win. Tetyana Verezoubova put Rossiyanka ahead on 15 minutes but late in the first half Anne Dot Nielsen and Kicki Nielsen gave the Danish champions a lead they clung on to. However, they must now repeat last year’s victory against Arsenal to finish top.

Potsdam frustrated
Both quarter-final slot in Group 3 are still up for grabs after Dutch hosts Saestum surprisingly held German champions and last season's beaten finalists 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. Indeed, Conny Pohlers twice had to equalise in the first half after Gilanne Louwaars and Manon van den Boogaard gave Saestum brief leads. Both those sides won on Matchday 1, so are a point clear of KFC Rapide Wezemaal after the Belgian side fought back to defeat AC Sparta Praha 4-2. Sparta, quarter-finalists last season, stormed ahead when Irena Martinkova and Iva Mocová scored in the first nine minutes. But Femke Maes’s solo effort reduced arrears in the 26th minute, Annelies Timmermans headed an equaliser midway through the second half and late on Hanne Van De Goor converted a free-kick, Sparta's Lucie Martinkova was sent off for dissert and Karen Meeus lobbed a clincher. A draw for Potsdam against Sparta would take them through, and Saestum only require a point against Wezemaal - who must win to progress.

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The quarter-final lineup in the UEFA Women's Cup has conjured some intriguing ties with holders 1. FFC Frankfurt looking formidable and two sides appearing in the last-eight for the first time.

Kolbotn test
Norwegian outfit Kolbotn IL have the task of aiming to eliminate favourites Frankfurt after finishing second in Group 2. Group 2 winners Umeå IK, meanwhile, play of the the last-eight debutants - Saestum of the Netherlands. The other side never to have made it this far, Icelandic champions Beidablik, will face England's Arsenal LFC. The final quarter-final meeting sees Group 4 runners-up Brøndby IF play 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 71 eV, who won Group 3 on Matchday 3.

Quarter-finals (11/12 & 18/19 October)

Kolbotn IL (NOR) vs FFC Frankfurt (GER)
Saestum (HOL) vs Umeå IK (SWE)
Brøndby IF (DEN) vs FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
Breidablik (ISL) vs Arsenal FC (ENG)

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Saestum are doing surprisingly well, don't expect the semi's though...
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Womens Champions League

Here we can discuss the rest of the Champions League. The holders FFC Frankfurt are the favourites in my view.

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Women's Cup schedule set


Holders 1. FFC Frankfurt will kick off the UEFA Women's Cup quarter-final stage on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 October after the dates and times of the fixtures were confirmed.

Frankfurt first
Frankfurt, surprisingly, have never previously travelled to Norway in this competition but that will change when they meet Kolbotn IL on Wednesday week at 16.00CET in Oslo. Two hours later, the team that lost their European title to Frankfurt in last year's final, German champions 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, meet Danish side Brøndby IF. The next afternoon, Arsenal LFC are in Iceland to play Breidablik, and there is an evening kick-off in the Netherlands when Saestum play two-time winners Umeå IK.

Second legs
The first of the ties to conclude is the one between Potsdam and Brøndby, on Wednesday 18 October at the Karl Liebknecht stadium. A day later the other three semi-final places will be decided; in the afternoon Frankfurt welcome Kolbotn, with the winners to meet Umeå or Saestum, who conclude their encounter that evening. Last to begin is Arsenal's game against Breidablik at Borehamwood FC - Potsdam or Brøndby await the victors. Both semi-finals will be played over two legs in early November, and the decider - also on a home and away basis - is scheduled for late April.

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Also watch out for Umeå, they have Marta, she is the best player in the world, far better then Birgit Pronz in my view.

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The schedule:


Leading lights reach quarter-finals

The UEFA Women's Cup quarter-final lineup has conjured up some intriguing ties with the holders 1. FFC Frankfurt looking formidable and two sides appearing in the last-eight for the first time.

Kolbotn test
Norwegian outfit Kolbotn IL will have to eliminate favourites Frankfurt to reach the semi-finals after finishing second in Group 2, a section won by Umeå IK who will square off against one of the last-eight debuatants - Saestum of the Netherlands. The other side never to have made it this far, Icelandic champions Breidablik, face England's finest Arsenal LFC. The other quarter-final meeting sees Group 4 runners-up Brøndby IF play 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, the top team in Group 3 and runners-up to Frankfurt in the 2006 final.

Quarter-finals (11/12 & 18/19 October)
1 Kolbotn IL (NOR) v 1. FFC Frankfurt (GER)
2 Saestum (NED) v Umeå IK (SWE)
3 Brøndby IF (DEN) v 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam(GER)
4 Breidablik (ISL) v Arsenal LFC (ENG)



Semi-finals (4/5 & 11/12 November)
1 Winners quarter-final 1 v Winners quarter-final 2
2 Winners quarter-final 3 v Winners quarter-final 4



Final (21/22 & 28/29 April 2007)
1 Winners semi-final 1 v Winners semi-final 2

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Welcome to the forum, LG!

I have combined your posts on the "Women's Champions League" with the thread already started on this topic by Filipe Reis.

Please continue to keep us posted on the progress of the tournament.
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Oct. 11 results:

Kolbotn 2-1 Frankfurt
Brøndby 3-0 Potsdam

Germans got hosed!!
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Quarter-finals - 1st leg


11 Oct 06
Kolbotn IL (NOR) 2-1 FFC Frankfurt (GER)
[Gulbrandsen 48', 51'; Smisek 74']

11 Oct 06
Brøndby IF (DEN) 3-0 FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
[Sørensen 7', Kjær Jensen 55', Nielsen 85']

12 Oct 06
Saestum (NED) 1-6 Umeå IK (SWE)
[Smith 83'; Ljungberg 8', 61', 68', Marta 43', 62', Sjöström 82']

12 Oct 06
Breidablik (ISL) 0-5 Arsenal LFC (ENG)
[Smith 31', 67', Sanderson 70', Fleeting 74', 77']

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Oct. 18 result:

Potsdam 2-1 Brøndby

2005 champion Potsdam is eliminated 4-2 on aggregate!
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19 Oct 06
FFC Frankfurt (GER) 3-2 Kolbotn IL (NOR)
[Smisek 8', 57', Wimbersky 49'; Gulbrandsen 66', Herlovsen 67']
Kolbotn IL (NOR) wins 4-4 agg. (away goals rule)

18 Oct 06
FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER) 2-1 Brøndby IF (DEN)
[Hingst 48', Carlson 90'; Falk 45']
Brøndby IF (DEN) wins 4-1 agg.

19 Oct 06
Umeå IK (SWE) 5-2 Saestum (NED)
[Moström 12', 23', Klaveness 21', 46', 75'; Vermeulen 43', Frisk 64'OG]
Umeå IK (SWE) wins 11-3 agg.

19 Oct 06
Arsenal LFC (ENG) 4-1 Breidablik (ISL)
[Fleeting 7', Smith 24', Carney 85', Yankey 89'; Bjornsdottir 68']
Arsenal LFC (ENG) wins 9-1 agg.

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Solveig Gulbrandsen was the star of Kolbotn IL, the Norwegian surprise package that sent the Germans of FFC Frankfurt back home.

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4 Nov 06
Kolbotn IL (NOR) 1-5 Umeå IK (SWE)

12 Nov 06
Umeå IK (SWE) 6-0 Kolbotn IL (NOR)

Umeå IK (Sweden) won 11-1

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4 Nov 06
Brøndby IF (DEN) 2-2 Arsenal LFC (ENG)

11 Nov 06
Arsenal LFC (ENG) 3-0 Brøndby IF (DEN)

Arsenal LFC (England) won 5-2

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I went to the Kolbotn vs Umeå match today, and it was very entertaining. Sadly for Kolbotn it ended in a 5-1 loss. The score only tells half the story though, as Kolbotn had the edge in the first half.

It all started with an Umeå goal after only a minute or two, which obviously left everyone shocked. Nevertheless, the Kolbotn players fought back and gained the momentum providing a string of chances. Umeå's chances were few and far between in this period of the match, but a hint of how effective they could be was seen even then, when every chance lead to a proper finish. The Kolbotn keeper had a great half though, and stopped a few attacks by quick reactions (like kicking the ball away right in front of the strikers at about 25 yards out). Before the second half, the crowd were on their feet, eagerly anticipating a strong half from the home team. It was not to be though, as Umeå scored at the very sunrise of the half. While the home team players had a little fight left in them, and pushed desperately for a goal, the Umeå players concentrated on counter attacks. When the 3-1 goal came in quick combination, with the players running across the entire pitch, while passing to eachother, the match and the fight to get to the final was already decided. Marta was a constant threat in front of goal, and she easily set up several of the Umeå goals. The last Umeå goal came after a gigantic mistake from the Kolbotn keeper, who really couldn't be blamed for the other goals. The Kolbotn defence will struggle to sleep over the other four goals though, as will the keeper about the fifth.

The other semi final, between Brøndby and Arsenal, ended in a 2-2 draw.
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I went to the Kolbotn vs Ume match today, and it was very entertaining. Sadly for Kolbotn it ended in a 5-1 loss. The score only tells half the story though, as Kolbotn had the edge in the first half.

It all started with an Ume goal after only a minute or two, which obviously left everyone shocked. Nevertheless, the Kolbotn players fought back and gained the momentum providing a string of chances. Ume's chances were few and far between in this period of the match, but a hint of how effective they could be was seen even then, when every chance lead to a proper finish. The Kolbotn keeper had a great half though, and stopped a few attacks by quick reactions (like kicking the ball away right in front of the strikers at about 25 yards out). Before the second half, the crowd were on their feet, eagerly anticipating a strong half from the home team. It was not to be though, as Ume scored at the very sunrise of the half. While the home team players had a little fight left in them, and pushed desperately for a goal, the Ume players concentrated on counter attacks. When the 3-1 goal came in quick combination, with the players running across the entire pitch, while passing to eachother, the match and the fight to get to the final was already decided. Marta was a constant threat in front of goal, and she easily set up several of the Ume goals. The last Ume goal came after a gigantic mistake from the Kolbotn keeper, who really couldn't be blamed for the other goals. The Kolbotn defence will struggle to sleep over the other four goals though, as will the keeper about the fifth.

The other semi final, between Brndby and Arsenal, ended in a 2-2 draw.
Thanks for your nice report!
I also watched the game, but at home on tv. Ume is just too strong for Kolbotn and Marta is simply amazing.

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As expected Umeå today destroyed Kolbotn (6-0) whereas yesterday Arsenal beat easily Bröndby 3-0 to reach the final.

I expect a tight final but Umeå will win!

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Umeå IK won the second leg of their semi-final against Kolbotn IL in more emphatic fashion than they had the first to reach their fourth UEFA Women's Cup final with a record 11-1 aggregate success.

Masterclass
With the Swedish champions having triumphed 5-1 in Norway last week, Kolbotn coach Aksel Bergo admitted his side had "no chance" of reaching a first showpiece. They had hoped to restore lost pride at Gammliavallen, only to go down to another attacking masterclass against an Umeå team who will now face Arsenal LFC, 5-2 aggregate conquerors of Brøndby IF yesterday, over two legs for the European crown in April.

Twice winners
Sweden striker Hanna Ljungberg and Brazil forward Marta had each scored two goals in the victory in Oslo, and both added two more today. Finland star Anne Mäkinen and fellow midfielder Malin Moström scored the other goals as Umeå, winners of this competition in 2003 and 2004, hit six without reply.

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