A Phillips double helped Birmingham beat Swansea; Dortmund win at Karlsruhe; Leixoes stay top of Portugal’s Superliga

Swansea 2 – Birmingham 3 (Championship, November 21, 2008) Jordi Gomez opened the scoring for the Swans after just two minutes, only for Marcus Bent to equalise in the 42nd minute. A Radhi Jaidi own goal restored the Swans’ advantage just before halftime, but Kevin Phillips came off the bench to score twice with a header and then a right-foot curler to seal the points for the Midlanders.

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Karlsruhe 0 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (Bundesliga, November 21, 2008) The only goal of the match came after 20 minutes, Hajnal sent over a cross from the right wing and Mohamed Zidan beat both the defender and keeper to score.

Ahlen 3 – Ingolstadt 0 (Bundesliga II, November 21, 2008)

Alemannia Aachen 3 – Osnabruck 1 (Bundesliga II, November 21, 2008)

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Rio Ave 1 – Leixoes 2 (Superliga, November 21, 2008) Wesley put Leixoes ahead after 35 minutes but Rio Ave’s Rogerio Matias levelled shortly before the break. The away side held onto top spot in Portugal as Bruno China netted the winner on 67 minutes.

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Piacenza 1 – Avellino 2 (Serie B, November 21, 2008) Vasko gave the visitors the lead against the run of play by nodding in a corner kick but Anaclerio equalised from close range. The turning point came on the hour mark, when Eramo hit his clearance on to teammate Abbate and the ball comically ricocheted into their own net.

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Ruch Chorzow 0 – Legia Warsaw 1 (Ekstraklasa, November 21, 2008) Chinyama’s header settled the match.

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Melbourne Victory 2 – Central Coast Mariners 1 (A-League, November 21, 2008) John Hutchinson’s goal shortly after the half hour mark put the Mariners ahead, but Tom Pondeljak and Archie Thompson secured all three points for the home side.

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Arsenal Sarandi 1 – Newells Old Boys 1 (Apertura, November 21, 2008)


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