VIDEO: Fulham hammer Vetra in the Europa League; Motherwell downed by Steaua; Wins for Roma, PSV, Fener & Lille

FK Vetra 0 – Fulham 3 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) It took the Cottagers until the stroke of halftime to score against Vetra, but an incisive passing move opened up the Lithuanians and Bobby Zamora applied the finish. Danny Murphy doubled the lead from the spot and Fulham virtually confirmed their passage to the next round as Seol Ki-Hyeon added a late third.

Steaua Bucharest 3 – Motherwell 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Captain Stephen Craigan’s scored an unfortunate own-goal on the half hour mark, and Banel Nicolita extended the home side’s lead in first half injury time. Steaua should have been 3-up but on-loan Everton goalkeeper John Ruddy saved Dorin Goian’s spot kick before the interval. Bogdan Stancu headed a third on 60 minutes from Rafal Grzelak’s cross to crush the Scots hope.

Roma 3 – Gent 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Leye Mbaye had given the Belgians a 1-0 lead after 23 minutes and Luciano Spalletti’s side had to wait until the second half for defender Philippe Mexes to level. Forwards Francesco Totti (penalty) and Mirko Vucinic completed the turnaround to give Roma a two-goal lead heading into the second leg.

PSV Eindhoven 1 – Cherno More Varna 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Dirk Marcellis claimed the only goal of the game for the home side.

Athletic Bilbao 0 – Young Boys Bern 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Seydou Doumbia’s 23rd-minute strike sealed the victory, condemning the Spanish Copa del Rey finalists to a surprising defeat.

Fenerbahce 5 – Budapest Honved 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Spanish strker Daniel Güiza got a hat-trick as Fener demolished Honved, with Roberto Carlos (the Brazilian injured himself in the process) and Alex also scoring in a 5-1 success.

Sevojno 0 – Lille 2 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Lille won in Serbia with Robert Vittek and Eden Hazard scoring before halftime.

Dinamo Tbilisi 2 – Red Star Belgrade 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Red Star’s European dreams hang by a thread after conceding late goals in each half to Giorgi Merebashvili and Levan Khmaladze.

CSKA Sofia 1 – Derry City 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Ivan Stoyanov crashed home a 74th minute winner to down the Irish.

Maccabi Netanya 1 – Galatasaray 4 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) After Yampolsky handed the Israelis the lead, Balta pulled Gala level before Harry Kewell, Sarioglu and Milan Baros left the Turks with one foot in the next round.

Valerenga Oslo 1 – PAOK 2 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Adelino cracked in a beautiful free-kick to give PAOK the lead, before Zlatan Muslimovic added the second for the Greeks. Jarl-Andre Storbaek pulled a goal back for the Finns with a header.

IFK Gothenburg 1 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) IFK took the lead through Tobias Hysen before Hapoel struck back with a superb win in the final 15 minutes. Itay Shechter, Samuel Yeboah and Bibras Natkho did the damage for the Israelis.

Rabotnicki 3 – OB Odense 4 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009) Caca proved the hero for Odense with a hat-trick.

Brondby 1 – Legia Warsaw 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

Fredrikstad 1 – Lech Poznan 6 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

Metalurg Donetsk 2 – NK Ljubljana 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

FC Honka 0 – Karabakh 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

Vojvodina Novi Sad 1 – Austria Vienna 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

NK Rijeka 1 – Metalist Kharkiv 2 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

FC Vaslui 2 – Omonia Nicosia 0 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)

Zilina 1 – Hajduk Split 1 (Europa League qualifier, July 30, 2009)


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