Losers Pompey go out; losers Villa qualify

Tony Adams' side need to win to stay in the competition but Edin Dzeko put the hosts one up on three minutes from close range, although Jermain Defoe equalised on 11 and Arnold Mvuemba's deflected shot put Pompey in front on 14.

Christian Gentner's cross-shot caught David James on the hop to put Wolfsburg level on 23, and the England goalkeeper will also be questioned about the German side's winner on 70 minutes when Zvjezdan Misimovic slotted into an empty net – although James did save the Bosnian playmaker's late penalty.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.