Roma 2 – Fulham 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Roy Hodgson’s side went ahead through Diomansy Kamara’s penalty. But things began doing downhill when substitute Erik Nevland was harshly sent off four minutes after coming on. An equaliser for Roma was inevitable, and it was a cracker when it came, John Arne Riise’s shot from outside the box deflecting first off Zoltan Gera and then off Riise’s brother Bjorn Helge before beating Mark Schwarzer. Fulham went behind after 76 minutes, Okaka Chuka finding the net, and their misery was complete when Paul Konchesky was dismissed just before full time for a tackle on Taddei.
Everton 0 – Benfica 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Oscar Cardoza (76) fired home, although he looked to be in an offside position, to add to Javier Saviola’s neat turn and shot inside the penalty area (63).
Hamburg 0 – Celtic 0 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) The goalless draw in Germany means Celtic’s European hopes are all but over, they must win both their remaining matches and hope Hamburg lose twice.
Genoa 3 – Lille 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Rodrigo Palacio gave Genoa the lead in the 15th minute, and Hernan Crespo added a second just short of the hour mark. Lille hit back with goals from Pierre Alain Frau in the 77th minute and an equaliser from Gervinho five minutes from time – but there was one further twist as Giuseppe Sculli grabbed a winner deep into stoppage time.
Heerenveen 2 – Hertha Berlin 3 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Valeri Domovchiyski scored twice and Artur Wichniarek struck in second-half stoppage time as Hertha Berlin beat Heerenveen 3-2 for their first victory in the Europa League and stay in the running in Group D. Michal Papadopulos twice gave Heerenveen the lead in the third and 36th minutes only to see Domovchiyski equalise after 21 and 52 minutes.
Villarreal 4 – Lazio 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Robert Pires put the home side in front with less than two minutes gone and Lazio were reduced to 10 men moments later. Ruben Cani (13) made it 2-0 and the game was effectively over when Pires scored his second from the penalty spot after 14 minutes. Villarreal were also reduced to 10 men after 31 minutes when Gonzalo Rodriguez was dismissed, but Pasquale Foggia blasted the resulting penalty off the bar. Mauro Zarate (73) did pull one back eventually but Giuseppe Rossi slotted home another penalty eight minutes from the end.
Dinamo Zagreb 0 – Ajax 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Ajax are as good as through after they won 2-0 away to nine-man Dinamo Zagreb with Marko Pantelic and Demy de Zeeuw on target. Dinamo had Leandro Cufre and Adrian Calello dismissed in a match played behind closed doors owing to recent crowd trouble.
Basel 3 – CSKA Sofia 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Basel led 2-0 at halftime against the Bulgarians, with goals from Marcos Gelabert and Alexandre Frei, who sealed victory with his second in the 67th minute after Todor Yanchev pulled one back.
Rapid Vienna 0 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Hapoel Tel Aviv moved to the top of Group C as they breezed to a 3-0 success at Rapid Vienna with goals from Avihay Yadin (stunner), Gil Vermouth and Bebars Natcho.
Dinamo Bucharest 0 – Galatasaray 3 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) The Turks opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Harry Kewell picked up possession 12 yards out and calmly beat Emilian Dolha with a low right-footed shot. The lead was doubled in the 25th minute, with Shabani Nonda heading in Arda Turan’s cross from the right. The game was put beyond Dinamo’s reach in emphatic fashion in the 54th minute when Mehmet Topal gave Dolha no chance with a well-struck effort from 20 yards.
Toulouse 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Second-half goals from Luiz Adriano and Oleksiy Gai earned the defending champions their fourth successive win in Group J.
Fenerbahce 3 – Steaua Bucharest 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) The teams were level at half-time after Andre Santos and Pantelis Kapetanos traded goals, but Bilica and Alex scored for the Turkish side in the second side to give them a deserved win.
Werder Bremen 2 – Austria Vienna 0 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Tim Borowski finally opened the scoring in the 81st minute and Hugo Almeida capped off his first game since August with the second goal three minutes later.
CFR Cluj 2 – Sparta Prague 3 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Jan Holenda’s two first-half goals – and the Bony Wilfred’s latest winner – helped Sparta secure victory.
AEK Athens 2 – BATE Borisov 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Ismael Blanco had AEK in front in under 30 seconds of a hectic first half, which also featured a Vitaly Rodionov equaliser, a second BATE goal from Alexander Volodko and finally a second too for the hosts – from Gustavo Manduca.
Sturm Graz 0 – Panathinaikos 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) After creating the better of the chances, Panathinaikos got the goal they deserved on 71 minutes when Sebastian Leto swung in a cross for Kostas Katsouranis and the unmarked midfielder stabbed the ball home from a few yards out.
Partizan Belgrade 2 – Club Brugge 4 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Brugge were 2-0 up at the break through Ivan Perisic and Rostand Kouemaha, before the sides traded goals in the second period – Kouemaha and Vadis Odjija responding to strikes from Adem Ljajic and Washington.
Nacional 1 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Nacional took the lead through Edgar’s 64th minute penalty, but after Miguel Nuno Pinto was sent off 11 minutes from time, Athletic finally made the breakthrough with Joseba Exteberria equalising from the penalty spot.
Twente 2 – FC Sheriff 1 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) On loan Chelsea forward Miroslav Stoch had opened the scoring but an own goal midway through the second half from Twente substitute Cheik Tiote appeared to have earned the visitors a point. Stoch struck in the 89th minute at De Grolsch Veste to move Steve McClaren’s men three points clear of third-placed Sheriff.
Slavia Prague 2 – Valencia 2 (Europa League, November 5, 2009) Valencia looked set to take over top spot after going ahead in Prague through Joaquin Sanchez’s first-half penalty and Hedwiges Maduro’s thunderbolt at the start of the second period, before Slavia lost Zdenek Senkerik to a red card in the 49th minute. Slavia hit back to take a share of the spoils thanks to late goals from Petr Janda (79) and Peter Grajciar (82), before Valencia’s misery was compounded when they had Ruben Baraja sent off in injury-time.
Columbus Crew 2 – Real Salt Lake 3 (Agg. 2-4) (MLS playoffs, November 5, 2009)