Friendlies: Fulham lose to Gold Coast United; Wins for Bayer Leverkusen, Hertha Berlin & Galatasaray

Gold Coast United FC 2 – Fulham 1 (Friendly, July 8, 2009) Danny Murphy put the Cottagers in front with a trademark free-kick into the top corner in the 16th minute. The Aussies won the game with two goals late on from Brazilian Milson and New Zealand striker Shane Smelz.

Bayer Leverkusen 2 – Al Ahly 0 (Friendly, July 8, 2009) The German side saw off the Egyptian giants thanks to goals from Burak Kaplan on three minutes and then Tranquillo Barnetta on the stroke of full-time.

Galatasaray 1 – WAC Casablanca 0 (Friendly, July 8, 2009) A fine left-footed strike from Emre Colakin the 42nd minute settled the match.

Union Berlin 3 – Hertha Berlin 5 (Friendly, July 8, 2009) Artura Wichniarek bagged a first half brace – his first from the spot and the second after a fine team move, while Benyamina scored for the hosts after 14 minutes. Hertha extended added further goals after the break from Rafael, Domovchiski and Chermiti, while Benyamina’s second and a last-gasp goal from Biran made the game more exciting.

Red Star Belgrade 2 – Borac Banjaluka 0 (Friendly, July 8, 2009)