The draw for the 5th round of the FA Cup can be seen here.
Liverpool 1 – Everton 1 (FA Cup, January 25, 2009) (ITV highlights here.) Everton travelled to neighbours Liverpool for the second time in week in the final FA Cup tie of the round, and the blue half of Merseyside went mental when Tim Cahill (watch his sneaky run into the box from behind the goalline) headed a corner into Joleon Lescott who in turn steered home the opener. Early in the second half the Reds levelled, Torres skillfully played in Steven Gerrard and his shot beat Tim Howard embarrassingly at his near post.
Cardiff 0 – Arsenal 0 (FA Cup, January 25, 2009) (ITV highlights here.) Cardiff took the cup tie to Arsenal in the first half creating a host of goal-scoring opportunities including seeing Ross McCormack miss with a header from Joe Ledley’s fine left-wing cross. (First half highlights here.) In the second half Robin van Persie steered a free-kick just wide of the post. Minutes before time Ross McCormack forced a fine save from Fabianski with a curling free-kick.
Portsmouth 0 – Swansea 2 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Swansea took a 27th minute lead as Jason Scotland played a high through ball for on-loan Nathan Dyer to beat David James with a fine strike. Scotland, excellent throughout, then put Swansea 2-up just before the break by converting a disputed penalty.
Hull 2 – Millwall 0 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) The Tigers made the last 16 thanks to a first half header from Michael Turner and a second half cracker from Ian Ashbee, although the game made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as violence broke out in the stands.
West Brom 2 – Burnley 2 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Graham Alexander’s spot-kick had put Burnley ahead but goals from Robert Koren and Kim Do-Heon looked to have clinched victory for Tony Mowbray’s side. But then with a minute remaining, Martin Paterson converted a low cross from Alexander to force a replay at Turf Moor.
Wolves 1 – Middlesbrough 2 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Boro moved ahead after a deft finish from Afonso Alves on the stroke of halftime, but Wolves hit back through Sam Vokes’ with a towering header from Dave Edwards’ cross. Marvin Emnes came off the bench to score the winner four minutes from time.
Watford 4 – Crystal Palace 3 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Jay DeMerit volleyed home from a corner before Jack Cork scored a header to give the Hornets a 2-nil lead. Clint Hill’s header early in the second half dragged the Eagles back into it but strikers Will Hoskins and Grzegorz Rasiak both found the net to put Watford out of sight. But it was a nervy ending as Phil Ifill hit a late brace for Palace.
Sheffield United 2 – Charlton 1 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Blades striker Danny Webber caught keeper Rob Elliott off his line as he drilled an opportunistic shot into the top corner to open the scoring. Lee Hendrie’s deflected free-kick doubled the advantage, Chris Dickson pulling back a consolation for the Addicks.
Sunderland 0 – Blackburn 0 (FA Cup, January 24, 2009) Morten Gamst Pedersen went closest for Rovers but his goalbound effort cleared off the line by Pascal Chimbonda.
Real Madrid 1 – Deportivo La Coruna 0 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) Raul headed home Diarra’s cross in the 40th minute to put Real ahead against Deportivo. (First half highlights here, second half highlights here.)
Sevilla 0 – Racing Santander 2 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Cesar Navas shocked Sevilla with the opener for Racing Santander reacting quickest to beat Palop following a Munitis free-kick. Santander’s joy was short lived though when Serrano was sent-off for a foul on Luis Fabiano. But early in the second-half, Santander went two-up from another Munitis dead ball, Nikola Zigic claiming the goal.
Malaga 1 – Atletico Madrid 1 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) A stunning 30-yard drive from Apono, that took a slight deflection on its way, gave Malaga the lead over Atletico Madrid. Atletico drew level through Jonny Heitinga on the stroke of halftime.
Mallorca 3 – Valencia 1 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Valencia were torn to shreds by Mallorca in the first half, Marin bagging a brace with Marti’s penalty sandwiched in between. (First half highlights here.)
Getafe 5 – Sporting Gijon 1 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) Soldado and Granero put Getafe 2-up in three minutes in the first half before Barral pulled a goal back for Gijon. After the break Getafe added further goals with Soldado claiming his hat-trick and Uche netting the other.
Almeria 2 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Juanma Ortiz and Kalu Uche put Almeria on control and Bilbao could only respond through Joseba Del Olmo just after the hour.
Recreativo Huelva 1 – Real Betis 0 (La Liga, January 25, 2009) Javier Camunas scored the only goal of the game 18 minutes from time to preserve Recre’s unbeaten home record against Betis, who have never won at the Nuevo Colombino in 15 matches.
Zaragoza 2 – Rayo Vallecano 3 (Segunda Division, January 25, 2009)
Inter Milan 1 – Sampdoria 0 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) Inter went 1-up on the stroke of halftime with Sampdoria, Maicon broke down the right, beat his man and played an inch-perfect cross to Adriano and the back post to score.
Bologna 1 – AC Milan 4 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Marco di Vaio fired Bologna (undefeated in 7 games matches under new manager Sinisa Mihajlovic) ahead from the spot. But Milan quickly turned the game around, Clarence Seedorf equalising with a rebound and Kaka slotting the Rossoneri in front with a penalty of their own. Kaka completed the half with a super third, curling the ball past Antonioli’s outstretched hand. (First half highlights here.) David Beckham broke his duck in Italy after the break, crashing home a smart shot in the near post as Milan ran riot.
Napoli 0 – Roma 3 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Roma took the advantage thanks to Philippe Mexes’ storming header from a free-kick. The Giallorossi doubled their lead in replica circumstances, this time fellow centre-half Juan was the scorer from a corner. Mirko Vucinic added a third after the break.
Lazio 1 – Calgiari 4 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) Lazio came flying out the traps against Cagliari, Tommaso Rocchi scoring after just three minutes. But the lead was short-lived, two minutes later Neves Jeda scored a bullet header to bring the visitors level. Four minutes later Calgiari were ahead, Neves Jeda nodding in his second goal of the match as the home defence were all-at-sea. And rubbing salt in the open wound, Robert Acquafresca struck in a third from the spot as Lazio collapsed. Lazio’s nightmare 45 ended when Alessandro Matri headed in a fourth. (First half highlights here.) Both Rocchi and Mauro Zarate missed penalties for Delio Rossi’s team.
Lecce 3 – Torino 3 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) Gianni Munari blasted Lecce in front against Torino with a stunning drive that ripped into the net across the keeper. Munari headed in a second on the stroke of halftime. (First half highlights here.) Samuel’s glancing header gave Torino hope after the break, and they soon level thanks to Dellafiore bagging a second.
Siena 1 – Atalanta 0 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) For the second week running Mario Frick got on the scoresheet for Siena.
Palermo 3 – Udinese 2 (Serie A, January 25, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Palermo went ahead in the second minute when Simone Pepe crashed home a 25-yard free-kick. Fabio Simplicio levelled after 17 minutes before Udinese wasted the chance to reclaim the lead, Fabio Quagliarella hitting the bar from the penalty spot. (First half highlights here.) The visitors were made to pay as Simplicio put Palermo ahead and then Edinson Cavani made it 3-1. Antonio di Natale pulled one back but Udinese could not find the equaliser.
Monaco 1 – Nice 0 (Coupe De France, January 25, 2009) Monaco dominated the match but had to wait until six minutes from time to seal their progress thanks to a header from substitute Alexandre Licata who had only come off the bench five minutes earlier.
Ajaccio 0 – PSG 3 (Coupe De France, January 25, 2009) PSG took the lead against fourth division Ajaccio courtesy of Mateja Kezman’s volley in the box. Kezman added a second on the hour mark and Traore headed in a third from a free-kick.
Le Havre 0 – Le Mans 1 (AET) (Coupe De France, January 25, 2009) Thorstein Helstad struck eight minutes into extra time to give Le Mans a 1-0 win at Le Havre in an all-Ligue 1 clash in the French Cup.
Heracles 1 – FC Twente 2 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Steve McClaren’s FC Twente moved to within a point of Ajax, Kenneth Perez and Marko Arnautovic put Twente ahead, and Heracles could only manage a late consolation through Ricky van den Bergh.
Volendam 0 – Den Haag 1 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Bottom-of-the-table Volendam suffered a third straight loss as Danny Buys struck the only goal of the game for Den Haag.
Utrecht 3 – Sparta 3 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Kevin Strootman put Sparta ahead on seven minutes, but the home side turned the game on its head through Michael Silberbauer and Cedric van der Gun. Sparta restored parity via Joey Godee and then Loic Loval made it 3-2 before Rydell Poepon ensured both teams had to settle for a point.
Feyenoord 1 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Willem II looked to have earned a valuable away win at Feyenoord thanks to a 51st minute Jens Janse goal. But Andwele Slory rescued a point for the home team with an equaliser right at the death.
Heerenveen 2 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Heerenveen stay in fourth after recording their third league win on the bounce courtesy of a 40th minute opener by Roy Beerens and Danijel Pranjic’s 54th minute penalty.
Fenerbahce 0 – Trabzonspor 0 (Super Lig, January 25, 2009) Fener missed out on their chance to return to the top of the table.
Panthrakikos 1 – Iraklis 0 (Greek Super League, January 25, 2009) Riera’s fourth minute goal settled the match.
Larisa 1 – Panserraikos 1 (Greek Super League, January 25, 2009) Larisa looked to have the game sown up after Zurawski’s 18th minute strike, but a last-gasp equaliser from Konstantinidis made it a point apiece.
Apollon 7 – Alki 1 (Cypriot First Division, January 25, 2009)
Sydney FC 4 – Newcastle Jets 0 (A-League, January 25, 2009) Alex Brosque scored twice in the first half to send Sydney to a 2-0 lead at the break. In the second half a Mark Milligan own-goal and a late Mark Bridge tap-in completed the rout.
Central Coast Mariners 0 – Adelaide United 1 (A-League, January 25, 2009) Adelaide broke the deadlock in the 81st minute when Robbie Younis’s fine run to the byline and cross was finished off by Cristiano.
Guatemala 1 – Costa Rica 3 (UNCAF Nations Cup, January 25, 2009)
Argentina 2 – Colombia 2 (U20 South American Championships, January 25, 2009) Colombia took a surprise lead inside the first minute through Marco Perez. Perez then doubled their advantage, blasting the ball home from close range after Reina’s effort rocketed off the crossbar. Argentina made two first half substitutions, and Leandro Velasquez scored within seconds of coming on with a fierce drive. After the break Eduardo Salvio met an inch-perfect Velasquez cross with a fine header to even the score.
Peru 1 – Venezuela 3 (U20 South American Championships, January 25, 2009) Angelo Pena put the Venezuelans in the lead on 21 minutes and Pablo Camacho doubled the advantage seven minutes after the break. Juan Barros pulled a goal back for Peru, but Jonathan Del Valle’s late penalty sealed the win.