Al Ahly take a commanding lead over Coton Sport in the African Champions League final; Goals from the A-League

Al Ahly 2 – Coton Sport 0 (African Champions League final first-leg, November 2, 2008) Wael Gomaa swooped in with a diving header from Mohamed Aboutrika’s free-kick to open the score as Al Ahly started the game at a furious pace. Flavio added a second on the quarter-hour mark, glancing header wide of the keeper from Ahmed Hassan’s set-play.

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Perth Glory 2 – Wellington Phoenix 0 (A-League, November 2, 2008) Nikita Rukavytsya grabbed a brace for the Glory, and Wellington were left rooted to the foot of the table.

Newcastle Jets 1 – Queensland Roar 2 (A-League, November 2, 2008) The home side started well as Joel Griffiths bagged his seventh goal in nine matches. But Queensland hit back with goals to Matt McKay and Charlie Miller to lead at halftime, which is the way the match ended.