Braga beat Sporting to show teeth in title race; Lukaku brace for Anderlecht; Norwegian & Swedish champs draw in pre-season friendly

Braga 1 – Sporting Lisbon 0 (Superliga, January 29, 2010) Braga made a big statement in their quest to win the Portuguese league beating fourth-place Sporting, a fantastic solo goal from Paulo Cesar saw the forward cut in from the left wing and drill a home a deflected shot to claim the three points for the league leaders.

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Willem II 2 – RKC Waalwijk 1 (Eredivisie, January 29, 2010) Stefan Nijland fired Willem II in the lead midway through the first half, but RKC weren’t behind for long as Fred Benson equalised six minutes later.  The relegation battle saw the home side come out on top as they grabbed all three points thanks to Sergio Ziljer’s late goal.

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Germinal Beerschot 0 – Anderlecht 5 (Jupiler League, January 29, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) Anderlecht won at a canter at Germinal, with teenage sensation Romelu Lukaku helping himself to a brace in the victory for the league leaders. Kanu and Jonathan Legear also netted, while Mbark Boussoufa scored the goal of the game with a scissor-kick into the far corner.

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Antalyaspor 0 – Besiktas 1 (Super Lig, January 29, 2010) Bobo’s second half penalty proved enough for the visitors.

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Rosenborg 1 – AIK Stockholm 1 (Friendly, January 29, 2010) 20-year-old striker Kjell Rune Sellin needed two minutes to score against AIK, the forward converting a cross from the right. AIK levelled after the break, Kenny Pavey thudding the ball over the line from a scrappy corner.