Pre-season Friendlies: Galatasaray & Ajax pick up wins; Bayer Leverkusen draw a 6-goal thriller with WAC Casablanca

Al Ahly 0 – Galatasaray 1 (Friendly, July 5, 2009) A penalty from Baris Ozbek just after the half hour was the difference between the two teams.

Ajax 3 – Ajax Cape Town 2 (Friendly, July 5, 2009) Dario Cvitanich gave the home side the lead midway through the first half, before Siem de Jong and Darko Bodul added further goals for the Amsterdammers. Sifiso Vilakazi’s late brace, including one from the spot, gave the South Africans a faint hope of claiming a draw.

Bayer Leverkusen 3 – WAC Casablanca 3 (Friendly, July 5, 2009) The Moroccans took a 2-1 lead into the break before Theofanis Gekas headed Bayer level from a Kroos cross. Aaish Faouzi put WAC back into the lead in the 72nd minute but Gekas soon popped up to equalise once more.

Club Brugge 0 – Roeselare 2 (Friendly, July 4, 2009) After being thumped 5-nil in their first friendly of the summer, Club Brugge slipped to yet another defeat courtesy of second half goals from Vadim Dotsenko and a lovely curling effort from teenager Jessy Lebsir.