Bottom-club Wellington stun Sydney

Sydney FC 1 – Wellington Phoenix 2 (A-League, November 7, 2008) Leo Bertos gave Wellington the lead after powering a near-post header past the Sydney goalkeeper in the 34th minute. Stuart Musialik’s long-range shot appeared to have rescued a point in the 77th minute, but an 89th minute penalty from Shane Smeltz gave the bottom club a surprise three points.

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Chicago Fire 3 – New England Revolution 0 (MLS Play-off, November 6, 2008) Chicago will now face either Columbus or Kansas City next Thursday for the Eastern Conference title.

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Marathon 2 – Deportivo Saprissa 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, November 5, 2008) Marvin Chaves and Milton Nunez scored for Marathon to end the Costa Rican’s chances of advancing to the quarter-finals.