Benfica 3 – Celtic 1 (Friendly, September 2, 2009) Benfica ran out comfortable winners in this friendly played between two reserve sides in Toronto, Canada. Brazilian starlet Keirrison fired Benfica in front, Paul McGowan equalised for Celtic but goals from Ruben Pinto and Javier Saviola completed the win.
Internacional 3 – Atletico Mineiro 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2009) Veteran striker Edu headed in the opener and the third. Sandwiched in between was a goal from former Portsmouth playmaker Andres Dalessandro. Inter are now a point behind Palmeiras at the top of the table.
Corinthians 2 – Santos 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 2, 2009) Anderson went from villain to hero in the space of 40 minutes. After his og had given Santos the lead, he won the game late on after Bill had equalised.
San Lorenzo 2 – Estudiantes 2 (Argentinean Apertura, September 2, 2009) Estudiantes took th lead as Mauro Boselli fired home a penalty in the 28th minute. Seven minutes later Leandro Benitez doubled Estudiantes’ lead when he curled in a fine free-kick that left San Lorenzo goalkeeper Pablo Migliore with no chance. Leandro Romagnoli pulled a goal back for San Lorenzo in the 76th minute with an outstanding drive from the edge of the area, and three minutes later Sebastian Gonzalez drew them level after a good combination between Romagnoli and Mensequez.
Arsenal Sarandi 0 – Racing Club 0 (Argentinean Apertura, September 2, 2009)
Seattle Sounders 2 – DC United 1 (US Open Cup, September 2, 2009) Seattle claimed the first trophy in their inaugural year as a franchise. Fredy Montero (assisted by Freddie Ljungberg) poked Seattle in front which led to (crazy) DC keeper Josh Wicks stomping on the Colombian striker and receiving a straight red. Roger Levesque doubled Seattle’s lead and Clyde Simms found a consolation late on for DC United.
Shimizu S-Pulse 2 – FC Tokyo 2 (Nabisco Cup, September 2, 2009) Takuji Yonemura opened the scoring at Shimizu’s Outsourcing Stadium before Frode Johnsen hit back a minute later. Cabore gave Tokyo another precious away goal shortly before halftime, but a 70th minute equaliser from Takuma Edamura ensured S-Pulse will go into the second leg with realistic ambitions of making the final for a second year in a row.