Intertoto Cup

Maribor 1 - Villarreal 1

Villarreal could only draw 1-1 in their second leg match against Maribor, a result which leaves them without European football this season. The Spaniards needed to overturn a 1-2 defeat from the first leg, but their opponents were more match fit and held them off until late in to the second half. Pellegrini's side were left with ten men when Tacchinardi was sent off ten minutes from the end, but Nihat did give them hope when he drilled a long shot past Ranilovic five minutes later. However Gonzalo was also shown a red card soon afterwards, and a minute after that Zajc ran on to a long ball to equalise. And Forlán became the third Villarreal player to be sent off as the game ended in a bust up between the two sets of players. (22.07.06)