InterToto Cup Round-up

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Swiss side Young Boys cruised their way into the InterToto Cup third round after a 6-2 aggregate win over Belgian club Lokeren.

After a 4-1 first leg victory in Belgium, the Berne club secure their passage with a 2-1 home success on Sunday.

Following a goalless first half, Lokeren opened the scoring just after the hour mark through a Runar Kristinsson penalty.

Gretar Steinsson levelled matters for Young Boys with 11 minutes remaining before the Swiss club won the match with a Gurkan Sermeter penalty two minutes later.

Young Boys will now face French giants Marseille in the third round, with the first leg in a week's time.

Czech Republic side Slovan Liberec defeated Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem 7-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 second leg win in Tel-Aviv.

Slovan took the lead seven minutes after the break through midfielder Filip Dort before Amit Ben Shoshan levelled the match for Beitar.

However, Liberec secured the away win with a late goal from Jan Holenda and the Czech side will now face Holland's Roda JC Kerkrade in round three.

A second half penalty from Igor Musa gave Croatia's Slaven Belupo a 1-0 second leg win over Gloria Bistrita in Romania.

The result gave Slaven a 4-2 aggregate success and a third round tie with Spanish giants Deportivo La Coruna.

Hamburg cruised their way to an 8-2 aggregate thrashing of FYR Macedonia's Pobeda following a 4-1 second leg win in Skopje.

Pobeda took the lead just after the half hour mark through Dejan Ristovski before the German Bundesliga club equalised through Belgian striker Emile Mpenza seven minutes later.

Stefan Beinlich gave Hamburg the lead midway through the second half before Markus Karl made it three for the visitors with 11 minutes remaining.

Benjamin Lauth completed the rout for the German side, who now face Portuguese club Uniao Leiria in the third round.

St Etienne are through to the third round thanks to a 2-1 second leg success over Swiss club Neuchatel Xamax to go through 3-2 on aggregate.

Following a 1-1 first leg draw at Stade Geoffrey-Guichard, Les Verts stunned their hosts in Geneva with a Sebastien Mazure goal just before the hour mark.

Pascal Feindouno made it two for the visitors ten minutes later before St Etienne had defender Zoumana Camara sent off with a quarter of an hour left.

Neuchatel made the tie a contest with 10 minutes remaining with a goal from French midfielder Christophe Maraninchi, but St Etienne held on to set up a third round tie with Romanian giantkillers CFR Cluj.

Croatian club Varteks needed a late goal from Dominik Mohorovic to earn a dramatic 2-2 second leg draw with Inter Turku in Finland to win 6-5 on aggregate.

Despite being 4-3 down from the first leg, Turku levelled the tie on 17 minutes through Cameroonian striker Serge N'Gal before Varteks claimed the advantage again ten minutes later through Ivan Jolic.

In the second half, Varteks had Nikola Safaric sent off before N'Gal restored Turku's lead with his second on 58 minutes to make it 5-5 on aggregate.

The Finnish side looked destined to win on the away goals rule before the hosts were also reduced to ten men after Argentine defender Diego Corpache was sent with two minutes left.

That set the stage for Mohorovic to become Varteks' hero and score the decisive goal to take the Croatian club into the third round.

Varteks will meet French giants Lens after their 1-0 second leg win over Lech Poznan in Poland gave them a 3-1 aggregate success.

Brazilian striker Ferreyra Jussie's early strike sealed Lens' passage to round three.

Finally, Belgian club Gent reached the next stage after a goalless second draw with Zlin in Czech Republic to win 1-0 on aggregate.

Gent will face Spanish giants Valencia in their third round tie.