Thailand 1 – Liverpool 1 (Friendly, July 22, 2009) (Extended first half highlights here, second half highlights here.) It took just six minutes in Thailand for Liverpool to net their first goal this pre-season, Jamie Carragher picked out Ryan Babel’s burst into the box with a long diagonal through-ball which the Dutchman had no trouble sticking into the net. Sutee Suksomkit equalised with 17 minutes remaining for Peter Reid’s Thailand.
AC Milan 1 – CF America 2 (World Football Challenge, July 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) The Mexicans took the lead in the 55th minute after Enrique Esqueda got the better of Oguchi Onyewu on the American’s debut, Filippo Inzaghi gave Milan life in the 66th minute when he ran onto a perfectly-weighted long pass from Mathieu Flamini. Club America found the game-winner in the 86th minute when Daniel Marquez beat Gianluca Zambrotta in the air to power home a header from close range.
Aldershot 3 – Tottenham XI 1 (World Football Challenge, July 22, 2009) Spurs handed a debut to new signing Kyle Naughton, while there were run-outs for keeper Huerelho Gomes and Alan Hutton. But the hosts quickly found their stride as Danny Hylton scored three minutes in. Naughton teed up Spurs’ equaliser after the break, crossing for Danny Rose to head in.Aldershot won the match late on with goals from Reece Connolly and Adam Hinshelwood.
Wigan 0 – Timisoara 2 (Friendly, July 22, 2009) The Romanians saw off the Latics thanks to early goals from Arman Karamyan and Gheorghe Bucur.
Ventura County Fusion 0 – Burnley 5 (Friendly, July 21, 2009) Chris McCann opened the scoring in the 14th minute by drilling home from the edge of the area, before Chris Eagles doubled their advantage from Steven Fletcher’s pull back. Eagles added the third from the spot after impressive Ecuadorian trialist Fernando Guerrero was upended. After the break, Guerrero got on the scoresheet himself, while Kevin McDonald added the fifth.
Den Haag 1 – Valencia 4 (Friendly, July 22, 2009) The sides went into the break level and both down to 10-men after Gonzalez and Buijs had both netted in the opening 45 before Gonzalez and Van Den Bergh saw red for fighting. After the break goals from Navarro, Michel and Alba gave Los Che their first pre-season victory.
Sparta Rotterdam 0 – PAOK 1 (Friendly, July 22, 2009) A stunning first half volley from Filippos Darlas was enough for the Greeks to claim victory.
Braga 0 – FC Twente 1 (Friendly, July 21, 2009) Dario Vujicevic settled the match with a 79th minute penalty.