1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, Torres Terra Sarda and Swedish teams Umeå IK and Djurgården/Alvsjö have advanced.
Four teams have qualified for the knockout stages of the 2004/05 UEFA Women's Cup with one round of matches in the second qualifying round still to play.
Vying for supremacy
Group B3 is set for an intriguing conclusion on Saturday with the German champions 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam playing off against Italy's Torres Terra Sarda for section supremacy. Both will have the comfort of knowing they are already through, however, after sealing the top two spots with victories today. Potsdam defeated Poland's KS AZS Wroclaw 4-1, while Torres squeezed past Montpellier HSC 2-1.
Ljungberg on bench
The holders Umeå IK are also safely though, adding a 5-1 victory against FC Bobruichanka of Belarus to Tuesday's 7-1 defeat of ŽNK KRKA Novo Mesto - even though talisman Hanna Ljungberg was only on the bench. Serbo-Montenegrin Group B1 hosts ZFK Mašinac-Classic Niš need a point against Umeå on Saturday to join the Swedes in the last eight following their 2-0 triumph against Novo Mesto.
The team that finished above Umeå in the Swedish Damallsvenskan last season, Djurgården/Alvsjö, continue to make strides in their maiden European campaign. The Stockholm side had to come from two goals down to beat Athletic Club of Spain in Group B2, Victoria Svensson scoring twice before half-time and Kristin Bengtsson finding the winner with eight minutes remaining. Arsenal LFC are in pole position to join them in the quarter-finals, although they need at least a point against Djurgården/Alvsjö.
All to play for
Three teams still have designs on qualifying from Group B4, the most competitive of the four pools. Even though Russia's FC Energy Voronezh are third after two draws, their latest against SK Trondheims-Ørn, they have the group's weakest team Alma KTZH to play in their final match. Trondheims-Ørn have four points along with last season's semi-finalists Brøndby IF, their opponents on Saturday. A draw could yet prove enough for each.