Stoke 2 – Everton 3 (Premier League, September 14, 2008) Goals either side of half-time from Nigerian internationals Yakubu and Victor Anichebe put the visitors ahead and seemingly in control. But two Rory Delap throw-ins set up Stoke’s revival, Seyi Olofinjana took advantage of a soft punch from Tim Howard before Phil Jagielka put through his own net in the 63rd minute. But just when Tony Pulis’s side thought they might be on course for a memorable victory, Tim Cahill marked his return to the Toffees with a header from eight yards.
Highlights from Saturday’s action from the Championship can be seen here. The standout moments included Nicky Bailey’s stunning volley for Wolves against Charlton, Medhi Nafti’s horror two-footed challenge for Birmingham, Antoine Sibierski’s goalscoring debut for Norwich and Graham Alexander’s fine free-kick for Burnley.
The goals from week two in La Liga can be seen here.
Real Madrid 4 – Numancia 3 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) After stunning Barcelona in week one, Numancia raced into at lead against Real Madrid when Juan Carlos Moreno headed home a corner after 7 minutes. Van Nistelrooy spun and shot but his effort went wide, but Real were soon back level as Guti’s shot from distance deflected past the keeper. Van Nistelrooy missed another good chance, and the hosts were punished when Barkero let rip with a left-footed rocket (no back lift) which left Casillas with chance on the way in the top corner. Back came Real, van Nistelrooy fed Higuain who toe-poked a goal to make it 2-2 after just 26 minutes. Madrid then took the lead for the first time in the match, Rafael van der Vaart striking a tremendous left footed effort into the near post. And it was 4-2 at the break after Domingo turned a ball into his own net. After the break Numancia showed their fighting spirit, Moreno curled a sweet free-kick into the near post.
Almeria 2 – Valencia 2 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Almeria led at the break (first half highlights here), through Pablo Piatti and Alvaro Negredo, but Emery’s men again served notice that they will be a greater threat this year than last by hitting back through Alexis and David Villa.
Villarreal 1 – Deportivo La Coruna 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Cazorla’s first half left foot strike was the difference between the sides.
Getafe 0 – Betis 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008)
Mallorca 1 – Osasuna 1 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Javier Portillo struck in the 85th minute to cancel out Aritz Aduriz’s effort, while Jose Rey saw red for the home side.
Malaga 0 – Athletic Bilbao 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008)
Recreativo Huelva 0 – Espanyol 1 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) After 83 minutes Luis Garcia bagged the only goal of the game to give new coach Bartolome Marquez a second successive win and hand the Catalans their best start to a season since 1994. Espanyol lead the table in Spain.
Elche 2 – Tenerife 4 (Segunda Division, September 14, 2008)
Rayo Vallecano 2 – Alaves 1 (Segunda Division, September 14, 2008)
The goals from Sunday’s action in Serie A can be seen here.
Juventus 1 – Udinese 0 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) Amauri scored in the 67th after a melee in the area to give Juventus a 1-0 victory over Udinese.
Genoa 2 – AC Milan 0 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) AC Milan fell to their second successive defeat at the start of the Serie A season, Giuseppe Sculli scored in the 30th minute and Diego Milito converted a penalty in the final minute to seal the victory.
Napoli 2 – Fiorentina 1 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) Romania striker Adrian Mutu had put Fiorentina ahead near the end of the first half. Marek Hamsik and Christian Maggio scored second-half goals as Napoli came from behind for the victory.
Bologna 0 – Atalanta 1 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) Tiberio Guarente bagged his first Serie A goal to continue Atalanta’s 100 per cent per cent start to the season on Sunday and bring Bologna back to earth following their opening-day win at AC Milan.
Lecce 2 – Chievo 0 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) Second-half goals by Fabio Caserta and Jose Castillo gave Lecce victory over Chievo.
Siena 2 – Cagliari 0 (Serie A, September 14, 2008)
Lazio 2 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, September 14, 2008) Mauro Zarate curled a splendid shot under the crossbar in the seventh minute and his strike partner Goran Pandev controlled a long pass before knocking the ball past Sampdoria keeper Antonio Mirante in the 72nd to maintain Lazio’s 100 percent record.
Reggina 1 – Torino 1 (Serie A, September 14, 2008)
Hannover 5 – Monchengladbach 1 (Bundesliga, September 14, 2008)
PSG 1 – Nantes 0 (Ligue 1, September 14, 2008) New signing Kezman got off the mark from the penalty spot.
Caen 2 – Saint-Etienne 0 (Ligue 1, September 14, 2008) Ben Khalfallah put Caen ahead in the 28th minute from close range after goalkeeper Jody Viviani parried a free kick into his path. Nivet sealed the win in the second minute of injury time after Viviani spilled Julien Toudic’sÂ shot.
Sochaux 1 – Lille 1 (Ligue 1, September 14, 2008) Sloan Privat got his first career league goal oto give the hosts the lead in theÂ 47th minute. Michel Bastos equalised for Lille with a powerful free-kick from 30-yards just after the hour mark.
Ajax 1 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, September 14, 2008) Defender Thomas Vermaelen scored the only goal of the game at the Amsterdam Arena when he beat Bram Castro in the 54th minute.
De Graafschap 1 – Vitesse 0 (Eredivisie, September 14, 2008) The only goal of the game came in the 20th minute with Jason Oost beating Piet Velthuizen from the spot.
NAC 1 – Willem II 3 (Eredivisie, September 14, 2008) Frank Demouge grabbed a brace in the space of 11 second-half minutes, with the second coming from the penalty spot. Ibad Muhamadu put the result beyond doubt when he added a third in the 76th minute, with Matthew Amoah’s late reply nothing more than a consolation for the home side.
FC Groningen 2 – FC Utrecht 0 (Eredivisie, September 14, 2008) Goals in each half from Andreas Granqvist (fabulous solo goal) and Marcus Berg maintained Groningen’s 100 per cent start to the season as they eased past FC Utrecht.
Club Brugge 1 – Dender 1 (Jupiler League, September 13, 2008) De Petter’s cross in the 15th minute evaded everyone to give Dender the lead, but Simaeys’ late header squared the match for the hosts.
Mons-Bergen 1 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, September 13, 2008)
Standard Liege 2 – Kortrijk 0 (Jupiler League, September 13, 2008)
Rubin Kazan 1 – Dynamo Moscow 0 (Premier Liga, September 14, 2008)
Samara 3 – Khimki 0 (Premier Liga, September 14, 2008)
Beitar Jerusalem 0 – Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 (Ligat ha’Al, September 14, 2008) Betar are still searching for thier first goal of the season after Maccabi keeper Dragoslav Jevric saved Shimon Gershon’s 90th-minute penalty.
Sivasspor 3 – Bursaspor 1 (Super Lig, September 14, 2008)
Wisla Krakow 1- Lech 4 (Ekstraklasa, September 14, 2008)
PAOK 1 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, September 13, 2008) Zlatan Muslimovic put the home side ahead after 15 minutes with Ismael Blanco levelling on the stroke of halftime.
Partizan Belgrade 2 – Borac Cacak 0 (Serbian Super Liga, September 13, 2008)
Wellington Pheonix 0 – Central Coast Mariners 0 (A-League, September 14, 2008)
Perth Glory 0 – Queensland Roar 3 (A-League, September 14, 2008) First-half goals by Craig Moore, Matt McKay and Charlie Miller sealed the win for Queensland.
Arsenal Sarandi 2 – River Plate 2 (Argentinean Apertura, September 14, 2008)
Boca Juniors 1 – Independiente 1 (Argentinean Apertura, September 14, 2008)
Vasco da Gama 1 – Nautico 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Sport Recife 5 – Figueirense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Santos 2 – Fluminense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Botafogo 1 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Vitoria 1 – Coritiba 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Sao Paulo 2 – Flamengo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)
Cruzeiro 0 – Palmeiras 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 14, 2008)