Wolves ease into Intertoto finals
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Goals by Diego Klimowicz, Miroslav Karhan, Marino Biliskov and Dorinel Munteanu were enough to take the Germans to the final hurdle before Uefa Cup qualification.
They will joined in the finals by fellow Bundesliga side Schalke, who held on for 0-0 second leg draw at Czech side Slovan Liberec to go through 2-1 on aggregate.
Liberec failed to take advantage of their away goal from the first leg and score an all-important second goal at home on Wednesday.
Wolfsburg and Schalke's success was not followed by the other German club left in the competition, as Werder Bremen failed to overturn a 4-0 first leg deficit against Austrian upstarts Pasching - drawing 1-1 on the night at the Weserstadion and going out 5-1 on aggregate.
Greek international Angelos Charisteas gave Werder some hope of coming back with a first half goal but the Austrians secured their place in the finals when Markus Kiesenebner equalised a minute from the end.
Dutch side Heerenveen advanced to the finals, despite a 1-0 second leg defeat in Slovenia to NK Koper.
Sasa Jakomin's winner on the night was not enough to overturn Heerenveen's 2-0 lead from the first leg.
Italian side Perugia also went through to the final six stage following 0-0 second leg draw against French side Nantes at the Stadio Renato Curi - going through 1-0 on aggregate.
The Championnat club made things worse for themselves when defender Pascal Delhommeau was sent off around the hour mark for a red card offence in the match.
Spanish side Villarreal booked their place in the finals following a 2-0 second leg win over Czech club Brno at El Madrigal - going through 3-1 on aggregate.
With the tie deadlocked at 1-1 from the first leg, the Spaniards took advantage with a first half goal from Jorge Lopez Montana.
Brno then had Ales Schuster sent off in the second half before new Brazilian signing Sonny Anderson capped the evening with a second goal in the last minute.