Galatasaray win the Turkish Super Cup; Goals from Portugal, Ukraine, Israel, Russia and more…

Real Murcia 2 – Ajax 1 (Friendly, August 16, 2008) Luis Suarez scored after a deflected free kick and Dario Cvitanich missed the only other serious opportunity for Ajax. Ranko Despotovic and Diabang were the goalscorers for the Spanish side.

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Nacional 2 – Trofense 0 (Carlsberg Cup, August 17, 2008)

Naval 3 – Estoril 2 (Carlsberg Cup, August 17, 2008)

Braga 4 – Leixoes 0 (Carlsberg Cup, August 17, 2008) Goals from Peixoto, Cesar, Linz and Matheus.

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Galatasaray 2 – Kayserispor 1 (Turkish Super Cup, August 17, 2008) Harry Kewell and Shabani Nonda grabbed the goals for Gala, Mehmet Topuz pulled one back in the 89th minute.

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Maccabi Haifa 1 – Maccabi Netanya 1 (Toto Cup, August 17, 2008) Netanya’s Orel Degani scored a spectacular goal in just the second minute. However, Haifa wasted no time in responding, Gustavo Boccoli knocked in the equaliser with an equally impressive shot just three minutes later.

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Amkar Perm 1 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Premier Liga, August 17, 2008) Bazhenov’s 9th minute opener for Spartak was cancelled out five minutes later by Volkov.

Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – Shinnik Yaroslavl 3 (Premier Liga, August 17, 2008) Zenit went ahead in the 25th minute, Konstantin Zyrianov finishing a piercing run with a powerful shot. However, the Russian champions and UEFA Cup holders were push on, and two well-taken goals in five minutes by Maxim Buznikin and Ricardo Silva, in the 52nd and 57th minutes respectively, put the the league’s bottom club ahead. Shinnik sealed the win late on, Dmitry Kudryashov racing away to fire home the third.

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Shakhtar 2 – Metalist 2 (Vyscha Liga, August, 17, 2008) First-half goals from Coelho (great free-kick) and Bordyan put the away side two-up, Brandao secured the draw with a second-half brace, the second coming from the penalty spot.

Illychivets 1 – Dnepr 2 (Vyscha Liga, August, 17, 2008)

Dynamo Kiev 2 – M. Zaporozhye 0 (Vyscha Liga, August, 17, 2008)

Kryvbas 1 – Karpaty 1 (Vyscha Liga, August, 16, 2008)

Kharkov 1 – Chornomorets 1 (Vyscha Liga, August, 16, 2008)

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Levski Sofia 6 – Botev Plovdiv 0 (A Grupa, August, 17, 2008)

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Cercle Brugge 0 – Anderlecht 3 (Jupiler League, August 16, 2008) Goals from Jelle van Damme, Jonathan Legear and Thomas Chatelle (penalty) fired Anderlecht to the top of the early standings.

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Zurich 1 – Basel 4 (Swiss Super League, August 17, 2008) Christian Gross’ Basel side went 2-up through Stocker and Chipperfield, with Zurich pulling a goal back with a thunderbolt from Abdi. After the break Basel sealed the win with a brace from Carlitos.

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Rijeka 3 – Hajduk Split 1 (1. HNL, August 17, 2008)

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Vojvodina 2 – CZ Beograd 0 (Serbian Super Liga, August 17, 2008)


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