London, December 7:
Tottenham, Bordeaux, Bayer Leverkusen, Spartak Moscow and FC Zurich secured places in the next round of the UEFA Cup.
Tottenham drew 1-1 at Anderlecht to make sure they will be one of the three qualifiers from Group G, while Bordeaux beat already qualified Helsingborg 2-1 to advance from Group H. Group E was settled, aside from final placings, in favour of Spartak Moscow, Leverkusen and Zurich, raising the number of qualified teams to 12 of 24.
Bayer Leverkusen won 1-0 at Sparta Prague despite the 60th-minute sending off of Carsten Ramelow for violent conduct, and Spartak Moscow beat visiting Zurich 1-0.
Tottenham, who beat Anderlecht in 1984 to win their second and most recent UEFA Cup title, needed a second-half penalty by Dimitar Berbatov to draw at Anderlecht â€” a result that also kept the Belgian champions in the hunt to advance.
Tottenham needed only a draw from a match played in constant driving rain. Coach Juande Ramos kept Berbatov on bench until 59th minute, when he replaced Robbie Keane.
Anderlecht went ahead in the 68th when the Tottenham defense showed the weakness that has led to the clubâ€™s worst start to an English league season for 29 years. Cyril Thereau found space on the right and crossed into the centre, where two Spurs defenders failed to clear and Bart Goor drove the ball past goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
But Anderlecht were caught off guard moments later and, when Jermaine Jenas broke through the centre, defender Jelle Van Damme brought him down from behind. After furious protests, Berbatov coolly sent goalkeeper Daniel Zitka the wrong way while chipping the ball in the opposing corner.
While Spurs finished with seven points from four matches, Anderlecht will play their final, decisive game on December 19 at Getafe, who won 2-1 at Aalborg on goals by Pablo Hernandez and Esteban Granero.
Getafe have six points and Anderlecht five, so each has the chance to top the group and thus avoid being drawn against one of the teams that enters the competition in the next round after being eliminated from the Champions League.
Aalborg are out of contention with one point, but Hapoel Tel-Aviv have three and could yet make it. Veteran forward Henrik Larsson scored an equaliser for Helsingborg after Morocco striker Marouane Chamakh had given Bordeaux a 12th-minute lead. But the French team, which reached the final in 1996, won through a 69th-minute goal by Jussie, off a defense-splitting pass by substitute Alejandro Alonso.
Bordeaux have nine points, two more than Helsingborg and five more than Panionios, who won 1-0 at Austria through a goal by Daniel Majstorovic in injury time.
Yegor Titov scored 12 minutes into the second half off a cross by Nikita Bazhenov for Spartak Moscowâ€™s win over Zurich, a result that sent both teams through, because Leverkusenâ€™s win over Sparta meant the Czech team could no longer catch the Group E top three.
Ramelow was sent off when he reacted to a tackle by pushing Jan Rezek to the ground, but Manuel Friedrich headed in a corner by Tranquillo Barnetta 11 minutes later.
Bolton beat Red Star Belgrade 1-0 on a 45th-minute goal by Gavin McCann â€” a fierce shot from the edge of the penalty area â€” and top Group F, but are still not sure of advancing.
Bolton, who have played all of their group games, will qualify unless Aris draw with Bayern Munich and Braga beat Red Star in the final round of matches.