Competition system There are 43 participating clubs, the same number as last year. This means that 7 seeded clubs are exemt from the first qualifying round. The remaining 36 clubs are drawn into 9 groups. The 9 group winners advance to round 2. The draw takes place on July 7. Dates for round 1 are August 9-13. The seeded clubs are: Turbine Potsdam (title-holder), Djurgården/Älvsjö, FFC Frankfurt, Arsenal, Brøndby, Masinac-Classic (Serbia-Montenegro) and Athletic (Spain). The second round is set up as follows: Group B1: Turbine Potsdam Group B2: Djurgården, Masinac Group B3: Frankfurt, Athletic Group B4: Arsenal, Brøndby plus group winners from round 1. The two best teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. Dates for round 2 are September 13-17. Quarter-finals to be played Oct 8-12 & 15-19 as follows: Runner-up B2 vs. winner B1 Runner-up B3 vs. winner B2 Runner-up B4 vs. winner B3 Runner-up B1 vs. winner B4 The semi-finals are, according to the regulations, to be played in April 2006. Although UEFA seems to have decided to stage them already in November. The final (also two legs, home/away) to be played in May 2006.