Tottenham 5 – Roma 0 (Friendly, August 10, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Spurs enjoyed the perfect start after just three minutes when Bentley whipped in a free-kick which missed everyone and crept in at the far post. The lead was doubled two minutes later when Bent latched on to a poor pass from Mexes to finish clinically, and more sloppy defending allowed Bentley to smash home a low 25-yard drive on the stroke of half-time. Sub-Lennon made an immediate impact by scoring the fourth following excellent work from Giovani Dos Santos. Bent added the fifth from a Bentley corner.
Fulham 2 – Torino 2 (Friendly, August 9, 2008) The Cottagers looked to have the game in the bag as goals from Bobby Zamora and Zoltan Gera put them in the ascendancy against the Serie A side. But two defensive lapses from the Fulham defence undid all their good work and allowed Elvis Abruscatto and Angelo Ogbonna to salvage a draw.
Porto 2 – Lazio 1 (Friendly, August 10, 2008) Alves (stunning strike) and Gonzalez put Porto two-up. Ledesma pulled one back for the Italians.