Manchester United 0 – Besiktas 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Besiktas silenced Old Trafford when Rodrigo Tello let fly from 25-yards out, his shot taking a crucial deflection off Rafael, and a sprawling Ben Foster could only watch the ball sneak past his hand into the far corner.
Porto 0 – Chelsea 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) After 69 goalless minutes in Porto, Chelsea struck as Zhirkov fed Malouda down the left and his inviting cross was headed in by a diving Nicolas Anelka from four yards out.
Real Madrid 1 – FC Zurich 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Real went ahead against FC Zurich after 20 minutes as Kaka twisted free and slipped a pass through to Gonzalo Higuain, who stroked a shot it past Johnny Leoni.
AC Milan 1 – Marseille 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Rejuvenated AC Milan scored after 10 minutes against Marseille as Marco Borriello weaved his way past the French defence before coolly slotting home the opener. The Rossoneri weren’t in front for long, Niang broke down the left and, after Dida could only parry the cross, Lucho Gonzalez was on hand to level for OM.
Bayern Munich 1 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Bayern broke a spirited Maccabi Haifa team just after the hour mark as Mario Gomez collected the ball outside the Israeli’s box, spun, and saw his shot palmed into Ivica Olic’s path to score.
Bordeaux 2 – Juventus 0 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Already-qualified Bordeaux took the lead at home to Juventus through Fernando Menegazzo’s header from a free-kick ten minutes into the second half. Maroune Chamakh’s 90th minute goal ensured that the Old Lady will need to win or draw against Bayern in their final match to assure qualification.
APOEL Nicosia 1 – Atletico Madrid 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Sorry Atletico Madrid fell behind at APOEL after five minutes, Nenad Mirosavljevic turning home a left wing cross. The Rojiblancos tied the match just aftrer the hour mark as Simao turned home after Kun Aguero’s initial shot was saved.
CSKA Moscow 2 – Wolfsburg 1 (Champions League, November 25, 2009) Wolfsburg struck after 20 minutes in Moscow as Obefami Martins collected the ball just outside the box, the Nigerian striker played a perfectly time through-ball into Edin Dzeko, and the serial-goalscorer expertly finished past Akinfeev into the far post. CSKA has moments in the first half, but their only real effort on target arrived in the 38th minute when Alexei Berezutski saw his close-range shot turn aside by Diego Benaglio. CSKA’s problems in the first half carried over in the second as Milos Krasic could only watch as his CSKA teammates failed to get on the end of his dangerous cross. But just before the hour mark the Russians equalised as Czech forward Tomas Necid headed home Aldonin’s right-footed cross. With their tails up CSKA took the lead in the 66th minute as the excellent Milos Krasic thumped home a stunner from 25-yards to revive the Russians hope of qualification.
Chievo 2 – Frosinone 0 (Coppa Italia, November 25, 2009) Strikes from Younness Hanine (29) and Simone Bentivoglio (90) saw top-flight outfit Chievo post a routine 2-0 win over Serie B side Frosinone.
Arka Gdynia 1 – Lechia Gdansk 2 (Ekstraklasa, November 25, 2009)
Jagodina 1 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Serbian Cup, November 25, 2009) Milan Bojovic headed the hosts into the lead on the quarter hour, but Lamine Diarra levelled ten minutes later while Cleo scored from the spot at the start of the second half.
Vojvodina 1 – Smederevo 0 (Serbian Cup, November 25, 2009)
Red Star Belgrade 3 – FK Spartak Zlatibor Voda 2 (Serbian Cup, November 25, 2009)
NK Zagreb 0 – Hajduk Split 0 (Croatian Cup, November 25, 2009)
Anorthosis 6 – Ayia Napa 0 (Cypriot Cup, November 25, 2009)
Levski Sofia 2 – Litex Lovech 2 (Vyscha Liga, November 25, 2009) Three players were sent off and Levski Sofia coach Georgi Ivanov was also dismissed in an ill-tempered 2-2 draw at home to league leaders Litex Lovech. Levski’s Veselin Minev and Enyo Krustovchev were red-carded along with Litex captain Radostin Kishishev.
Estudiantes 0 – Colon 1 (Apertura, November 25, 2009) Federico Nieto, second on the top scorers’ list, took his tally to 11 with a fine volley from the edge of the box that gave keeper Damian Albil no chance.
LDU de Quito 5 – Fluminense 1 (Copa Sudamericana final first-leg, November 25, 2009) Marquinho pounced on a parried shot in the opening moments of the game to give the visitors a precious lead in the altitude of Quito, but they struggled from that point on, with Mendez unleashing two long-range thunderbolts to swing the advantage in LDU’s favour before halftime. He completed his hat-trick with a 60th minute header and then assisted Salas for his side’s fourth, before de la Cruz put the icing on the cake with a 30-metre strike of his own in the dying minutes.