West Ham have a diabolical night in Dresden

Dynamo Dresden 3 – West Ham 0 (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) A Robert Kock volley put the hosts in front early on with Hasan Pepic doubling Dresden’s lead just after the break and Cuneyt Koz sealing the deal two minutes from time.

Even penalties couldn’t split Newcastle and Olympiakos

Newcastle 1 – Olympiakos 1 (Pens 4-4) (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) Newcastle took the lead through Steven Taylor, but despite seeing Francois Modesto dismissed for a second bookable offence, the Greek champions equalised through Kostas Mitroglou in Faro. Even a penalty shoot-out couldn’t separate the sides – Tim Krul saved from Andras Tatos but […]

Monarcas & Leon net home wins

Monarcas 1 – Monterrey 0 (Mexican Apertura, July 27, 2012) Club Leon 4 – Club Tijuana 0 (Mexican Apertura, July 27, 2012)

Roma defeat El Salvador in a not-so-friendly‎ friendly‎

Roma 2 – El Salvador 1 (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) Francesco Totti, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo and Erik Lamela formed the initial trident attack and it didn’t take long for them to make an impact. Osvaldo dribbled past a defender and beat the goalkeeper with a right-foot angled drive. El Salvador equalised after the break thanks to two howlers, as Gabriel Heinze was slow to […]

Brown banks Dynamo Kiev the points with a late brace against Hoverla

Dynamo Kiev 3 – Hoverla Uzhhorod 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 27, 2012) The sides were locked at 1-apiece with less than five minutes left on the clock, but then Brown Ideye stepped up with a match-winning brace to maintain Dynamo’s 100% start to the season.

Schalke murder Magdeburg 5-0

Magdeburg 0 – Schalke 5 (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) Edu scored a brace as Schalke ran riot in the second half.

Kuban leave it late to beat Mordovya

Kuban Krasnodar 1 – Mordovya 0 (Russian Premier League, July 27, 2012) An 87th minute header from Gheorghe Bucur was enough to give FC Kuban a 1-0 win over Mordovia.

Benfica claim a memorable 5-2 win over Real Madrid

Benfica 5 – Real Madrid 2 (Pre-season friendly, July 27, 2012) Garcia Fernandez fired Benfica ahead early on with a header from a training ground set-play, only for Jose Callejon to level from Di Maria’s cutback. Jose Callejon put Real ahead in the 19th minute with a low right footed shot, but Benfica showed their spirit as Axel […]

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