Cup night in Europe: Goals from Portugal, Belgium & Greece

Benfica 4 – Olhanense 1 (Carlsberg Cup, January 14, 2009) After falling behind to a goal from Djalmir, Benfica fought back to win comfortably. Nuno Gomes and Ribeiro scored in the first half and Sidnei and Angel di Maria (sublime finish) completed the rout after the break.

Rio Ave 0 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Carlsberg Cup, January 14, 2009) Simon Vukcevic continued his recent goalscoring form to bag the winner two minutes from time

Nacional 2 – Porto 1 (Carlsberg Cup, January 14, 2009)

Vitoria Setubal 1 – Academica Coimbra 2 (Carlsberg Cup, January 14, 2009)

Belenenses 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 0 (Carlsberg Cup, January 14, 2009)

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Dender 2 – Lierse 3 (Beker van Belgie, January 13, 2009) David Destorme twice gave Dender the lead, only to be pegged back on both ocassions with goals from Waleed Mohamed Abdel and Timothy Dreesen And the visitors went on to deliver the sucker-punch, Tomasz Radzinski firing in a 90th minute winner for Lierse.

Mechelen 2 – Anderlecht 1 (Beker van Belgie, January 13, 2009) Belgium league leaders Anderlecht were dumped out of the cup. Bjorn Vleminckx and Joachim Mununga scored from the hosts while Rnic scored Anderlecht’s only goal.

Before the match, Mechelen mourned the passing of Lei Clijsters (father of Kim Clijsters), who starred for the Belgium club during the 80s as well as playing in two World Cups for the national side, who sadly died last week aged-52 from lung cancer. The memorial for Lei Clijsters can be seen here.

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Panthrakikos 0 – Panathinaikos 4 (Greek Cup, January 14, 2009) Ante Rukavina (quality goal, terrible celebration) set the visitors on their way in Komotini before second-half strikes from Gabriel, Cleyton (horrific goalkeeping) and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos sealed Henk ten Cate’s team’s progress.

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PSV 7 – Maastricht 1 (Friendly, January 13, 2009)