Chelsea win again in Asia

Malaysian XI 0 – Chelsea 2 (Friendly, July 29, 2008) Nicolas Anelka fired Chelsea into the lead in the 25th minute after Joe Cole had played him in. Ashley Cole doubled the lead just after the break, finishing from close range from a Lampard assist.

Lyon 0 – Monaco 1 (Friendly, July 29, 2008) Alexandre Licata volleyed home the only goal of the game on three minutes.

AEK Athens 1 – Energie Cottbus 1 (Friendly, July 29, 2008)


Drogheda United 1 – Dynamo Kiev 2 (Champions League qualifier, July 29, 2008) Dynamo took the lead through Taris Mikhalik in the 23rd minute. Adam Hughes headed Drogheda level just after the break, but Oleksandr Aliev cut in from the left to fire a fine winner with five minutes to go.

Brann Bergen 1 – Ventspils 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 29, 2008)


Highlights from all three games at the Trofeo Tim can be seen here.

AC Milan 2* – Juventus 2 (Pens. 4-2) (Trofeo Tim, July 29, 2008) On seven minutes Clarence Seedorf put the Rossoneri ahead with a howitzer of a strike, Juve hit back with quick goals from Trezeguet and Marchionni. (The first three goals of the game can be seen here.) Three minutes before the end of the game (which was only 45 minutes long) Seedorf equalised to take the game to penalties.

Juventus 1 – Inter Milan 0 (Trofeo Tim, July 29, 2008) Vincenzo Iaquinta scored the only goal for Claudio Ranieri’s side.

AC Milan 0 – Inter Milan 0 (Pens. 4-3) (Trofeo Tim, July 29, 2008)

Japan 0 – Argentina 1 (International Friendly, July 29, 2008) This pre-Olympics friendly was called off in the 83rd minute due to a severe lightning storm. Angel Di Maria had scored the only goal of the match.


Houston Dynamo 2 – Pachuca 0 (SuperLiga semi-final, July 29, 2008) Late goals from Bobby Boswell and Corey Ashe secured the Dynamo a place in the final where they will play either Atlante or New England.


Bragantino 1 – Ceara 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 29, 2008)

Fortaleza 2 – Santo Andre 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 29, 2008)


River Plate 2 – Universidad Catolica 0 (Copa Sudamericana, July 29, 2008) River took the lead just before the interval, when Sergio Souza fired the ball into the back of the net after good work in the area. Jorge Rodriguez doubled the lead with a fantastic lob, pouncing on a weak clearance from the Catolica keeper.

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