Wisla Krakow 1 – Barcelona 0 (Agg. 1-4) (Champions League, August 26, 2008) Wisla Krakow broke the deadlock against Barcelona in the 52nd minute, Cleber was left unmarked at the back post and he scored with a flying header.
Artmedia Petrzalka 1 – Juventus 1 (Agg. 1-5) (Champions League, August 26, 2008) Petrzalka took a surprise lead over Juventus with a specular back post volley fromFodrek. But the Old Lady of Italian football was soon back on level terms, Nedved’s cross was headed home by Amauri. (First half highlights here.)
Panathinaikos 1 – Sparta Prague 0 (Agg. 3-1) (Champions League, August 26, 2008) Pana’s new Brazilian striker Rodrigo Souza paid off part of his transfer fee by heading a 90th minute winner.
All the goals from Tuesday’s action from the League Cup can be seen here, here, here and here.
Coventry 2 – Newcastle 3 AET (League Cup, August 26, 2008) Newcastle took the lead at Coventry when Charles N’Zogbia toe-poked home a cross after 21 minutes (goal accredited as a Dann og). The Toon then doubled their lead with a fortuitous goal as James Milner’s cross evaded everyone and nestled in the far corner. But a brilliant strike from summer signing Clinton Morrison gave Shay Given no chance and brought Coventry back into the tie. Newcastle looked to have seen out the match, but in the dying seconds Coventry took a leaf out of the Rory Delap book, and Scott Dann made amends with a storming header to send the game into extra time. Newcastle were not fazed however, and in the 97th minute Michael Owen pulled away from the last defender to collect a long pass and put Keegan’s side ahead yet again.
Leeds 4 – Crystal Palace 0 (League Cup, August 26, 2008) The Eagles sorry start to the season, which has seen them fail to score in the league so far, continued into the cup as they were hammered by Leeds. Jonathan Douglas, Jermaine Beckford, Luciano Becchio and Enoch Showunmi grabbed the goals.
Southampton 2 – Birmingham 0 (League Cup, August 26, 2008) Lee Holmes (17) and Adam Lallana (86) secured the Saints’ progression.
Chelsea reserves 2 – Manchester United reserves 2 (Friendly, August 26, 2008) Chelsea looked to have sown up the match in the opening 45 minutes, Jacob Mellis and Scott Sinclair gave the Blues a 2-0 lead heading into the break. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who headed into the match with a seven-match unbeaten record since taking over the reserves, kept his unbeaten record intact with a second half fight-back. Fabio Da Silva fired home a cracking shot which flew into the top corner before Darron Gibsonâ€™s equaliser from the penalty spot in the third minute of added time.
Lokomotiv Sofia 1 – Borac Cacak 1 (Agg. 1-2) (UEFA Cup, August 26, 2008) The Bulgarians took the lead on 17 minutes with a goal from Dimi Atanasov. But the visitors restored their aggregate lead when captain Bojan Stojanovic equalised from the penalty spot.
York 1 – Barrow 1 (Conference, August 25, 2008) Richard Brodieâ€™s fourth minute opener for the home side was cancelled out by Lee Hunt just six minutes later.
Oxford 0 – Woking 0 (Conference, August 25, 2008)
Beitar Jerusalem 3 – Bnei Yehuda 0 (Toto Cup, August 26, 2008) Toto Tamuz hit a hat-trick for the reigning champions, the first a low strike into the bottom corner, the second was a goal scored on the counter-attack, and the third was a rebound.
Libertad 3 – Defensor Sporting 3 (Agg. 4-5) (Copa Sudamericana, August 26, 2008) William Martinez and a Diego De Souza double provided the goals for Defensor to ensure they qualified, setting up a tie with River Plate. Sadly for Juan Samudio, his hat-trick for Libertad was not enough for the hosts.
San Luis 3 – Deportivo Quito 1 (Copa Sudamericana, August 26, 2008) Victor Piriz Alves opened the scoring, only for Luis Saritama to equaliser seven minutes later. Braulio Luna regained the lead with nine minutes left and Eduardo Coudet’s penalty deep into injury time finished the job off.
Corinthians 5 – Gama 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 26, 2008)
Ceara 1 – Vila Nova 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 26, 2008)
Parana 3 – Fortaleza 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 26, 2008)