Portsmouth 2 - 2 AC Milan

Filippo Inzaghi scored deep in injury time to complete a stunning late AC Milan comeback at Portsmouth FC and secure a draw which proved enough to qualify the Rossoneri for the last 32 from Group E.

Second-half goals from Younes Kaboul and former FC Internazionale Milano striker Nwankwo Kanu seemed to have earned a famous win for European debutants Portsmouth but Ronaldinho's superb free-kick with six minutes left turned the tide and Inzaghi pounced at the death. VfL Wolfsburg's last-gasp Group E win at SC Braga later made sure of Milan's place in the knockout stages, while Portsmouth now need a good result at the Bundesliga club in a week's time.

Portsmouth are two points further adrift and though SC Heerenveen are not yet off the mark they are still in contention. Wolfsburg will be through with a draw against Portsmouth next Thursday, and if the German side avoid defeat Braga would join them with victory at Heerenveen.

Schalke 0 - 2 Manchester City

Manchester City FC are through to the UEFA Cup Round of 32 with goals from Benjani Mwaruwari and Stephen Ireland capping a well-measured away display.

With Brazilian star Robinho left back in Manchester nursing a minor injury, City put in a controlled performance in Gelsenkirchen. Benjani scored after a quick break in the first half before Ireland gained consolation for an effort ruled offside before the interval with the second goal for Mark Hughes's side, as Schalke were kept well shackled at home.

The 2-2 draw between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Real Racing Club ensured City would at worst finish third in the group; Schalke will aim to join them in qualifying with a win at FC Twente next Wednesday. If Schalke win at Twente next Wednesday they are through while PSG will aim to pick up points in Manchester.

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NEC Nijmegen 0 - 1 Tottenham

Jamie O'Hara's early goal proved all Tottenham Hotspur FC needed for a victory at NEC Nijmegen that puts them in a strong position to go through from UEFA Cup Group D.

O'Hara pounced in the box after 14 minutes to send the two-time competition winners to the top of the group, level on six points with Udinese Calcio. Tottenham know a good result at home to FC Spartak Moskva on 18 December will take them through to their third straight knockout campaign. NEC, yet to earn a point, seek victory in Moscow 15 days before.

Tottenham, revived since Harry Redknapp's appointment as manager last month, kick-started their campaign three weeks ago with a 4-0 win against NK Dinamo Zagreb, who beat NEC in their only previous group game. They wasted little time on Thursday, breaking the deadlock when lively Gareth Bale was sent free on the left and although Fraizer Campbell turned the ball on to the underside of the bar, O'Hara was on hand to head in the rebound.

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Rosenborg 0 - 4 Valencia

Valencia CF look in good shape to progress from UEFA Cup Group G after turning up the heat on Rosenborg BK on a freezing night in Norway.

Juan Mata's fortuitous opener gave the visitors the half-time lead and in the last 14 minutes Pablo Hernández and substitutes Rubén Baraja and Joaquín boosted Valencia's goal difference as well as their points tally. Second-placed Valencia know a home win against Clube Brugge KV next Thursday would send them through while Rosenborg must prevail at FC København and hope other results go their way.

The 2004 UEFA Cup winners had been held at home by København in their opening game but things started to go their way on 21 minutes, albeit in bizarre fashion. Edu's cross was met by the head of Mata and the ball struck the crossbar and then the arm of luckless Rosenborg goalkeeper Rune Jarstein before deflecting in. Mata had another goal disallowed for offside, and it was not until the 76th minute that Valencia struck again. Pablo picked up the ball on the left and burst past two defenders into the box before firing into the top corner.

Rosenborg had struggled to create chances and two further goals in the last three minutes ended any hopes of a comeback. Baraja made it three when he shot in after a corner from Joaquín, who grabbed the fourth himself after being set up by Fernando Morientes. EUFA

Full results;
Group A
Schalke 0 - 2 Manchester City
Paris S.G 2 - 2 Racing Santander

Group B
Galatasaray 0 - 1 Metalist Kharkiv
Olympiakos Piraeus 5 - 1 Benfica

Group C
Partizan Belgrade 0 - 1 Standard Liege
Sampdoria 1 - 1 Stuttgart

Group D
NEC Nijmegen 0 - 1 Tottenham
Dinamo Zagreb 0 - 1 Spartak Moscow

Group E
Portsmouth 2 - 2 AC Milan
Braga 2 - 3 Wolfsburg

Group F
Zilina 0 - 0 Slavia Prague
Hamburger SV 0 - 1 Ajax Amsterdam

Group G
Club Brugge 1 - 1 Saint-Etienne
Rosenborg 0 - 4 Valencia

Group H
CSKA Moscow 2 - 1 Lech Poznan
Deportivo La Coruna 3 - 0 Feyenoord Rotterdam


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