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The Viasat Cup was a 2006 Danish football tournament, starting at the end of the Danish Superliga 2005–06. The tournament was held due to Denmark's failure to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which had caused FIFA to demand that the Superliga ended May 14. Viasat, holding the broadcast rights to the Superliga, and "Divisionsforeningen" contrived the tournament, and the most matches were broadcast on Danish TV3+.

FC Nordsjælland won the final against Aalborg BK 3–1 on Aalborg Stadion, with AaB's Poul Hübertz scoring after just 40 seconds, but 25 minutes later Anders Due equalized. In second half were Due again in focus; after 54 minutes he had a shot on the bar, and 20 minutes he assisted Jukka Santala's goal to 1–2. In the 82nd Jonathan Richter made the result definitive.

The favorites to the title, F.C. Copenhagen and Brøndby IF, were beat in the quarter finals, by respectively the winners FC Nordsjælland and Esbjerg fB.

SeedingsEdit

GroupsEdit

The draw was held on March 12.

Tiebreakers, if necessary, are applied in the following order:

  1. Cumulative goal difference in all group matches.
  2. Total goals scored in all group matches.
  3. Draw.

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Esbjerg fB 6 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4
2. Aarhus GF 3 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1
3. Viborg FF 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
May 18, 2006
AGF 2–0 Viborg 18:30 NRGi Park
May 21, 2006
Viborg 0–3 Esbjerg 18:00 Viborg Stadion
May 23, 2006
Esbjerg 3–2 AGF 20:30 Esbjerg Idrætspark

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Aalborg BK 4 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2
2. Brøndby IF 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
3. SønderjyskE 0 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
May 18, 2006
SønderjyskE 0–1 Brøndby 18:30 Haderslev Fodboldstadion
May 21, 2006
Brøndby 1–1 AaB 17:00 Brøndby Stadion
May 23, 2006
AaB 3–1 SønderjyskE 18:30 Aalborg Stadion

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. Silkeborg IF 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
2. FC Nordsjælland 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
3. Odense BK 0 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3
May 18, 2006
Silkeborg 2–0 OB 18:30 Silkeborg Stadion
May 21, 2006
OB 1–2 FC Nordsjælland 15:00 Fionia Park
May 23, 2006
FC Nordsjælland 0–0 Silkeborg 18:30 Farum Park

Group DEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1. F.C. Copenhagen 4 2 1 1 0 6 3 +3
2. FC Midtjylland 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
3. AC Horsens 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3
May 18, 2006
AC Horsens 1–4 F.C. Copenhagen 20:30 Forum Horsens Stadion
May 21, 2006
F.C. Copenhagen 2–2 FC Midtjylland 15:00 Parken
May 23, 2006
FC Midtjylland 0–0 AC Horsens 18:30 SAS Arena

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals will be played on 25/May 26 and 28/May 29.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Brøndby IF   1–6   Esbjerg fB 1–3
May 25 13:00
Brøndby Stadion
0–3 *
May 28 15:00
Esbjerg Idrætspark
Aalborg BK   5–3   Aarhus GF 3–0
May 25 15:00
Aalborg Stadion
2–3
May 28 17:00
NRGi Park
FC Nordsjælland   6–2   F.C. Copenhagen 3–1
May 26 18:30
Farum Park
3–1
May 29 18:30
Parken
FC Midtjylland   1–6   Silkeborg IF 0–2
May 26 20:30
SAS Arena
1–4
May 29 20:30
Silkeborg Stadion

* The match ended 2–2 but the result was changed to 0–3 in favour of Esbjerg fB because Brøndby IF was using an illegal player.

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals will be played on June 1 and June 4.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Esbjerg fB   0–8   Aalborg BK 0–4
June 1 18:30
Esbjerg Idrætspark
0–4
June 4 16:00
Aalborg Stadion
FC Nordsjælland   4–0   Silkeborg IF 3–0
June 1 20:30
Farum Park
1–0
June 4 18:00
Silkeborg Stadion

FinalEdit

The final were played on June 7.

Aalborg BK   1–3   FC Nordsjælland June 7 20:30 Aalborg Stadion

Top goalscorersEdit

External linksEdit