Leverkusen beat Cologne to go top of the Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen 2 – FC Cologne 0 (Bundesliga, October 24, 2008) Manuel Friedrich opened the scoring on 67 minutes with a close-range header, before Theofanis Gekas bagged the second when he converted a penalty on 84 minutes. Leverkusen hold a point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

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Heracles 3 – Ado Den Haag 1 (Eredivisie, October 24, 2008) Everton opened the scoring for the hosts after 13 minutes and Everton doubled their advantage six minutes before the interval. Ricky van den Bergh put the result beyond doubt in the 64th minute before Csaba Horvath struck what proved to be merely a consolation.

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Besiktas 1 – Sivasspor 1 (Super Lig, October 24, 2008) Mehmet Yildiz opened the scoring for the visitors in the fourth minute, but Matias Delgado restored parity for the leaders just nine minutes later and that is how it remained.

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Trofense 0 – Academica 0 (SuperLiga, October 24, 2008)

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Empoli 0 – Pisa 3 (Serie B, October 24, 2008)

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Jagiellonia 2 – Lechia 0 (Ekstraklasa, October 24, 2008)

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Central Coast Mariners 1 – Newcastle Jets 0 (A-League, October 24, 2008) A 33rd-minute opportunist goal from Dylan Macallister settled the match.

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Lanus 4 – Godoy Cruz 3 (Argentinean Arpetura, October 24, 2008)