Cup night in Europe: Wins for Benfica and Fenerbahce

Vitoria Guimaraes 0 – Benfica 2 (Portuguese League Cup, January 7, 2009) A first half header from Katsouranis after nine minutes put Benfica ahead, and nine minutes from time a wonderful attack was acrobatically finished by Martins for 2-nil.

Pacos Ferreira 2 – Rio Ave 1 (Portuguese League Cup, January 7, 2009)

Academica 1 – Nacional 1 (Portuguese League Cup, January 7, 2009)

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Fenerbahce 2 – Bursaspor 0 (Turkish Cup, January 7, 2009) A first half Selcuk Sahin header and a second from Roberto Carlos six minutes from time gave Fener the win.

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Cypriot All-Stars 2 – Foreign XI 1 (Exhibition, January 6, 2009) The match featured a coming together of the best Cypriot players and the best foreign players playing in the Cypriot league, who were chosen by the fans of all the clubs in an online poll.