Birmingham 0 – Manchester City 0 (Premier League, November 1, 2009) After a decent first half (highlights here) in which both Birmingham and Manchester City had chances to score but failed, the referee called a harsh penalty for handball against Nigel de Jong 10 minutes into the second that James McFadden surprisingly saw pushed aside by Shay Given.
Deportivo La Coruna 1 – Sporting Gijon 1 (La Liga, November 1, 2009) Sporting had to come from behind after Niouoi Lassad gave the hosts a first half lead, but Diego Castro levelled things shortly after the interval for the visitors.
Malaga 0 – Valencia 1 (La Liga, November 1, 2009) Centre-back David Navarro jumped highest at the back post to head in a Pablo Hernandez cross for the winning goal on 68 minutes as Valencia moved a point behind third-placed Sevilla.
Villarreal 5 – Tenerife 0 (La Liga, November 1, 2009) A Joseba Llorente braced sandwiched efforts from Giuseppe Rossi and Robert Pires, before Cani rounded off the win and further eased the pressure on coach Ernesto Valverde.
Zaragoza 2 – Almeria 1 (La Liga, November 1, 2009) Angel Lafita started and (luckily) finished a move to fire Zaragoza in the lead over Almeria, and four minutes later Ruben Martin Pulido doubled the hosts’ advantage from a corner. Juan Manuel Ortiz pulled the Andalusians back into the match with a tidy finish before the break.
Espanyol 1 – Valladolid 1 (La Liga, November 1, 2009) An Espanyol breakaway in the 50th minute was converted by Luis Garcia, but just when it looked like the hosts would win Haris Medunjanin netted a 94th minute equaliser for Valladolid.
Palermo 0 – Genoa 0 (Serie A, November 1, 2009)
Livorno 0 – Inter Milan 2 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) After a goalless first half in Livorno, Mourinho’s men needed just four minutes of the second half before Diego Milito cracked in the visitors’ opener. With ten minutes to go a marauding run from Maicon saw Inter go 2-up – the goal lifting Mourinho out of his seat to applaud.
Fiorentina 3 – Catania 1 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) Marco Marchionni picked up an overhit cross from Vargas just outside Catania’s box and the winger cut inside and flash home a beauty to give Fiorentina a 5th minute lead. The Viola had Dario Dainelli sent off just before the interval, and minutes after the restart Catania were level as Giuseppe Mascara rifled an unstoppable half-volley into the far top corner from 25-yards out. The Sicilians then had Ciro Capuano dismissed to even out the numbers, and the Viola quickly regained their advantage as Marco Marchionni scored his second of the game. Alberto Gilardino added a third at the death following yet another left wing cross from the excellent Vargas.
Roma 2 – Bologna 1 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) Roma bossed the opening exchanges of their match with Bologna, but were caught out with a sucker-punch as Martin Adailton steered the visitors into a 32nd minute lead. The Giallorossi were soon level through Mirko Vucinic’s equaliser although the goal should have been ruled out for Perotta’s handball in the build-up. Roma took the lead early in the second half as Simone Perrotta followed up a shot to poke home the rebound.
Cagliari 3 – Atalanta 0 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) Nene broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute when he headed home Andrea Cossu’s cross from the centre of the Atalanta penalty box. Three minutes later the duo combined again and this time Nene latched onto a Cossu cross to make it 2-0 to Cagliari. The hosts wrapped up all three points just before halftime when Alessandro Matri converted a penalty.
Chievo 1 – Udinese 1 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) Udinese went ahead in the 27th minute when Antonio Floro Flores shot home from an acute angle on the left. Chievo restored parity in the 70th minute when Mario Yepes headed home a Michele Marcolini cross.
Siena 1 – Lazio 1 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) The Biancocelesti took an early lead when Stefano Mauri headed home a great cross to leave Gianluca Curci with little chance between the sticks. After sustaining some further pressure, the Robur than found a way back when Massimo Maccarone produced an individual moment of magic to fire home at the far post.
Sampdoria 0 – Bari 0 (Serie A, November 1, 2009) Bari wasted their best chance one minute from stoppage time when Barretto sent a penalty high and wide after Meggiorini was downed in the box by the keeper. Samp striker Antonio Cassano fumed to the post match press after the match, threatening to leave the club after seemingly have been angered by whistles from the supporters.
Freiburg 0 – Hoffenheim 1 (Bundesliga, November 1, 2009) Brazilian midfielder Maicosuel Reginaldo de Matos netted his second goal for Hoffenheim since joining in the summer with a well-taken curler at the end of the first half.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – Bochum 1 (Bundesliga, November 1, 2009) Goals from Caio (14) and Maik Franz (53) gave Eintracht the three points despite the latter also turning into his own net on 25 minutes. Bochum’s Shinji Ono was sent off ten minutes from time.
Cologne 0 – Hannover 1 (Bundesliga, October 31, 2009)
Sochaux 1 – PSG 4 (Ligue 1, November 1, 2009) PSG were 1-up at the break thanks to Jeremy Clement’s 35th minute opener. Clement Chantome doubled the lead with a fine individual goal 10 minutes into the second half, and Mevlut Erdinc made it three with a 74th minute header. Sochaux got one back via a fine Stephane Dalmat strike five minutes from time, only for Peguy Luyindula to almost immediately restore the advantage.
Rennes 0 – Valenciennes 3 (Ligue 1, November 1, 2009) Bobo Balde, who spent eight seasons at Celtic before moving to northern France this year, broke the deadlock when he headed home from a free kick shortly before the hour. Midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah made it two 12 minutes from time by beating Nicolas Douchez from close range after a 30-yard run through the Rennes half and striker Gregory Pujol grabbed the third.
Nice 1 – Le Mans 0 (Ligue 1, November 1, 2009) Nice had to scrap for the points despite the 16th minute dismissal of Le Mans’ Camilo Antonio Geder. The only goal of the game came five minutes before the break from Ismael Gace, but the hosts failed to press home their numerical advantage.
Ajax 5 – Feyenoord 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) The Amsterdammers broke the deadlock four minutes before the break as Demy de Zeeuw slide home the opener from a Pantelic left-wing cross. In the aftermath of the goal the visitors had Stefan Babovic red carded. Seconds into the second half Urby Emanuelson blasted home Ajax’s second with a fine shot into the roof of the net, and Gregory van der Wiel made it 3-nil before the hour. Even though no away fans were at the game, Denny Landzaat’s superb chip 15 minutes from time brought a ripple of applause from the home crowd, before Demy de Zeeuw added Ajax’s fourth. Rob van Dijk then saw red in the final minute for Feyenoord after conceding a penalty which allowed hot-shot Luis Suarez to add goal number 16 and close out and emphatic win in De Klassieker.
Heracles 3 – FC Utrecht 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) Michael Silberbauer gave the visitors the lead after 14 minutes but Willy Overtoom (23) and Everton (31) ensured Heracles went into half-time in front. Darl Douglas then effectively settled the contest with a goal only two minutes into the second period.
Sparta 2 – NEC 0 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) Midfielder Erik Falkenburg struck just before halftime and then just before the hour for a victory which keeps Sparta in ninth place, comfortably above Willem II and level on points with eighth-placed NAC Breda.
RKC Waalwijk 0 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) RKC Waalwijk remain rooted to the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at home to Willem II. Christophe Gregoire grabbed the only goal in the 63rd minute before the home side had Benjamin de Ceulaer sent off 13 minutes from time.
Sporting Lisbon 1 – Maritimo 1 (Superliga, November 1, 2009) Chile midfielder Matias Fernandez put Sporting in the lead in the 51st minute. Emanuel Evaristo equalised with a spectacular right-rooted shot for Maritimo in the 62nd.
Galatasaray 2 – Sivasspor 0 (Super Lig, November 1, 2009) Galatasaray’s red-hot striker Shabani Nonda fired the Turkish powerhouse into an 11th minute lead against Sivasspor, and Harry Kewell doubled the hosts advantage on the stroke of halftime powering home a free-kick.
Kayserispor 1 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, November 1, 2009) Leaders Fenerbahce initially had things going according to plan, when Cristian opened in the 20th minute. But Kayserispor didn’t give up and equalised from the penalty spot in the 70th minute, with Franco Kangele directing the spot kick past keeper Volkan Demirel.
Spartak Moscow 5 – Rostov 1 (Russian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Spartak were in supreme form against Rostov, beginning with Alex’s glorious chipped finish after 19 minutes to give the hosts the lead. After Pavel Yakovlev had added number two, and Gatskan had pulled a goal back for the hosts, Alex thundered home Spartak’s third before Arsenal and Liverpool 17-year-old target Zhano Ananidze claimed the hosts’ fourth after a lightning counter-attack. Welliton closed out the match with a late fifth.
Tomsk 1 – Lokomotiv Moscow 3 (Russian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Dmitri Sychev netted from the spot after 11 minutes, only for Goran Maznov to soon pull Tomsk back level. On the half hour an end-to-end counter attack resulted with Dmitri Sychev bagging his second of the match to restore Lokomotiv’s lead, and a controversial Peter Odemwingie goal at the start of the second half (the ref overruling an offside call from his linesman) saw the visitors’ snare all three points.
IFK Gothenburg 1 – AIK Stockholm 2 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) AIK knew that a point in Gothenburg would be enough to win the Swedish title at second-placed IFK, but it was the hosts who struck first as Thomas Olsson scored from a corner on the half hour mark. AIK did not give up though and drew things level again via Flavio after 56 minutes of play. IFK threw all men forward in the dying minutes of the game to score the crucial goal that would them to the league title, but they were hit on the counter attack by AIK’s Daniel Tjernstrom who scored AIK’s killer second to wrap up the championship.
Gefle 2 – Orgryte 2 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) Orgryte were relegated after a 2-2 draw at Gefle, Alexander Gerndt scored twice for Gefle with Alvaro Dos Santos and Markus Gustafsson replying.
Djurgarden 2 – Kalmar 0 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) Orgryte finished four points adrift of Djurgarden, who beat Kalmar 2-0 thanks to goals from Patrik Haginge and Markus Johannesson.
Panathinaikos 2 – Panionios 1 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Djibril Cisse’s early double gave Pana a platform from which they could see the game out.
Ergotelis 2 – AEK 2 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) A penalty seven minutes from the end by Ismael Blanco earned AEK Athens a 2-2 draw away to Ergotelis. Gustavo Manduca had given the visitors the lead after 21 minutes before Sergio Leal put Ergotelis ahead with a second-half double.
Iraklis 1 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Victoras Iacob’s 88th minute close-range winner earned Iraklis the points.
Pas Giannina 1 – Levadiakos 1 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Giannina drew 1-1 at home to Levadiakos with the goals coming three minutes apart in the first half, Paraskevas Andralas striking for Giannina before Giorgos Barkoglo got the equaliser.
Kavala 3 – Panthrakikos 0 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Goals from Stefanos Siontis, Elias Ioannou and Benjamin Onwuachi earned Kavala a 3-0 win over Panthrakikos
Chernomorets Odessa 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Jadson side-football Shakhtar into a second minute lead and the visitors held on for the three points.
Metalurg Donetsk 0 – Metalist Kharkiv 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, November 1, 2009)
Wiener Neustadt 4 – Austria Vienna 3 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Thiago Schumacher opened the scoring before Sanel Kuljic and a penalty from Hannes Aigner put the home side ahead at half-time, by which time Florian Klein had been dismissed. Taner Ari put the home side 3-1 ahead before Milenko Acimovic reduced the arrears. Patrick Wolf made it 4-2 before substitute Mamadou Diabang netted in the final minute.
Rapid Vienna 1 – Ried 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Markus Katzer got the only goal after 12 minutes as Rapid and SV Reid ended the game with 10 players. Rapid had Rene Gartler sent off after 55 minutes and Philipp Huspek was dismissed in injury time just 15 minutes after he had come on as a substitute.
RB Salzburg 2 – Mattersburg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Marc Janko and Franz Schiemer got the goals as Salzburg won 2-0 over Mattersburg to keep them a point clear at the top of the table.
Sturm Graz 4 – SK Austria Karnten 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009)
Partizan Belgrade 3 – Napredak 1 (Serbian Super League, November 1, 2009)
Chivas USA 2 – LA Galaxy 2 (MLS playoffs, November 1, 2009) Maicon Santos scored for Chivas USA in the fourth minute. Mike Magee tied the score 10 minutes later for the Galaxy, and Landon Donovan made it 2-1 only minutes before halftime. Maykel Galindo scored a goal in the 50th minute to tie the match ahead of the second leg.
New England Revolution 2 – Chicago Fire 1 (MLS playoffs, November 1, 2009) Shalrie Joseph scored in the 75th minute to give New England a 2-1 victory over Chicago. Chris Rolfe opened the scoring for Chicago in the 17th minute, and Emmanuel Osei tied it for New England.
Real Salt Lake 1 – Columbus Crew 0 (MLS playoffs, October 31, 2009) Robbie Findley tapped home a low cross from Yura Movsisyan from the left corner to give RSL the advantage heading into Thursday night’s second leg at Crew Stadium.
Sydney FC 3 – Wellington Phoenix 1 (A-League, November 1, 2009) The match was as good as over within 35 minutes as Sydney struck three times through Steve Corica and a Mark Bridge double. Sub Costa Barbarouses netted a consolation goal for the visitors 10 minutes from time although the Phoenix could have made the game more interesting had Brazilian Daniel converted from the penalty spot midway through the second half.
Perth Glory 1 – Melbourne Victory 2 (A-League, November 1, 2009)
Palmeiras 2 – Corinthians 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009) Ronaldo was the star of the show for Corinthians netting both their goals, including a penalty. Mauricio’s 84th minute leveller earned Palmeiras a point.
Coritiba 1 – Vitoria 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009)
Goias 2 – Atletico Mineiro 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009) Atletico Mineiro edged Goias at Serra Dourada stadium in Goiania thanks to a 69th minute penalty converted by the league’s leading scorer Diego Tardelli.
Nautico 3 – Sport Recife 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009)
Santo Andre 2 – Gremio 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009)
Cruzeiro 2 – Fluminense 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, November 1, 2009) Former Lyon striker Fred scored twice for Fluminense, who rose from last place with the victory but remain in the relegation zone.
Rosario Central 2 – Boca Juniors 1 (Apertura, November 1, 2009) Jesus Mendez scored for Rosario Central in the 4th minute before Juan Krupoviesa levelled for Boca midway through the first half. Central’s Matias Castillejo popped up with the winner after the break.
Chacarita Juniors 2 – Argentinos Jrs 2 (Apertura, November 1, 2009) Chacarita and Argetninos tied 2-2 in Diego Maradona stadium, with goals for Chacarita by Cristian Grabinski and Facudo Parra on 31 and 68 minutes respectively, while Nicolas Pavlovich and Mauro Bogado netted for the visitors.