Porto sink Leixoes in the Portuguese cup; Goals from Greece & Israel

Porto 1 – Leixoes 0 (Taca de Portugal, January 5, 2010) Silvestre Varela’s header in first half injury time was enough for Porto to claim victory.

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Larissa 1 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, January 5, 2010) A slick 26th minute attack form the hosts ended with Gaston Casas slotting home the only goal of the game.

Kavala 2 – Levadiakos 2 (Greek Super League, January 5, 2010) Benjamin Onwuachi’s brace from Kavala was twice cancelled out by the visitors.

Atromitos 0 – Aris Saloniki 3 (Greek Super League, January 5, 2010) A brace from Javier Campora helped lead Aris to victory.

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Hapoel Tel Aviv 4 – Beitar Jerusalem 3 (Ligat Ha’Al, January 4, 2010) For the second successive league game against a Tel Aviv team, Beitar lost 4-3 as Hapoel moved closer to leaders Maccabi Haifa. Maharan Lala put the hosts ahead and Hapoel looked well in control when Dedi Ben Dayan doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Tomer Ben Yosef had been sent off. Barak Yitzhaki pulled a goal back only for Eran Zehavi and Itai Shechter to all but seal the match for Hapoel. Late goals from Avi Rikan and Aviram Bruchian with 15 minutes to go ensured a grandstand finish.

Hapoel Ramat Gan 0 – Maccabi Petah Tikva 3 (Ligat Ha’Al, January 3, 2010) Omer Damari was the star of the show for Petah Tikva, scoring a brace an teeing up Yaakov Ganon for the third.

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Omonia Nicosia 3 – Doxa Katokopia 0 (Cypriot 1. Division, January 4, 2010)