With six sides fighting for the three available UEFA Cup places, Tuesday night saw the conclusion of the first leg of the Intertoto Cup's three finals.
In an all-Spanish affair, a free-kick from Gerardo Garcia gave Malaga a one goal advantage to take into the second leg, as they beat finalists-by-default Villarreal.
French side Lille also one by a goal to nil after Nicolas Bonnal scored the only goal of the match against German side Stuttgart.
UEFA Intertoto Cup Final first leg results.
Villarreal 0-1 Malaga
Bologna 2-2 Fulham
Lille 1-0 Stuttgart