Bwin Cup: Benfica win 4-1 at Guimaraes; Braga beat Nacional on the road

Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Benfica 4 (Bwin Cup, January 3, 2012) Benfica began their defence of the Bwin Cup with a 4-1 win over Guimaraes that, after a closely-contested first 45 minutes, got rather more comfortable for the Eagles following Pedro Mendes’ dismissal. A Cardozo brace sandwiched goals from Axel Witsel and Rodrigo. Nacional 1 – Braga […]

Galatasaray go 5 clear; Yilmaz (who else!) fires Trabzonspor past Manisaspor

Galatasaray 4 – Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 (Super Lig, January 3, 2012) Emre Colak put the table-toppers ahead after seven minutes, only for Edin Visca to draw his side level after 14 minutes. But Buyuksehir lost Pierre Webo to a red card four minutes before the interval and Colak (51), Milan Baros (72) and Selcuk Inan (90) all […]

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