Valencia remain unbeaten and top in Spain

All the goals from Wednesday’s night action from the Carling Cup can be seen here.


Grays 1 – Stevenage 2 (Conference, September 25, 2008) Stuart Elliot’s dithering presented Stevenage’s Mitchell Cole with his first goal of the night, which he happily lifted over the onrushing David Button. Grays were level withion a minute, Day parried the ball out and home skipper Jamie Stuart was on hand to rifle home. But a second defensive blunder caught out the hosts, Stuart lost possession allowing Cole to race through on goal, coolly rounding Button and slotting in for his second.


Malaga 0 – Valencia 2 (La Liga, September 25, 2008) Los Che proved too strong for a Malaga side marooned on one point after four fixtures. David Villa did the damage, grabbing both goals (71 & 90) to help ease Unai Emery’s side back to the top of the Spanish table. Malaga had Ballesta Salva sent off at the death.

Mallorca 2 – Numancia 0 (La Liga, September 25, 2008) A fine solo goal from Jose Manuel Jurado after just 12 minutes, and Pierre Webo’s header from a corner, were enough for Mallorca to see off Numancia.

Recreativo Huelva 1 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (La Liga, September 25, 2008) Guerrero broke the deadlock for the hosts on 70 minutes, only to see David Lopez rescue a point for Bilbao five minutes later (poor goalkeeping).

Valladolid 2 – Almeria 0 (La Liga, September 25, 2008) Alvaro Rubio grabbed the opener on 70 minutes with a free-kick, but turned from hero to villain when he was shown a second yellow card five minutes from time. The home side were not done though, and sealed the points when Haris Medunjanin struck in injury-time.


Ajax 2 – Utrecht 0 (KNVB Beker, September 25, 2008) Huntelaar missed a 69th-minute penalty but a minute later Suarez beat left back Gregoor van Dijk to smash a high shot in the near post and break the deadlock. Suarez then set up Huntelaar three minutes from time to double the score.

VVV Venlo 2 – FC Volendam 3 (KNVB Beker, September 24, 2008)


Kapfenberg 0 – SV Pasching 2 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, September 24, 2008) Weber and Schumacher netted the goals for the visitors.

Austria Vienna 2 – Altach 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, September 24, 2008) Austria Vienna held onto top spot in the league with goals from Standfest and Sulimani, sandwiching Schoppitsch’s equaliser for Altach.

SV Salzburg 3 – Sturm Graz 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, September 24, 2008) Janko put Salzburg ahead, but Feldhofer brought Graz level after 28 minutes. Janko restored the host’s lead from the penalty spot, and Jezek added a third immediately after the break.

Mattersburg 1 – LASK Linz 4 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, September 24, 2008)


Mechelen 1 – Club Brugge 1 (Jupiler League, September 24, 2008)


Chicago Fire 3 – LA Galaxy 1 (MLS, September 25, 2008) Chris Rolfe put the Fire ahead in the 13th minute, only for Eddie Lewis to equalise later on in the first half. The Fire took their second lead of the game in the 57th minute when Blanco scored his first goal in 17 games after a defensive blunder by the Galaxy keeper and centre back. Less than two minutes later Rolfe sealed the win firing home the third.


Marathon 2 – DC United 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 24, 2008) Milton Nunez (deflected shot) and Erick Norales (flciked header) scored for Marathon.

Pumas UNAM 3 – Luis Angel Firpo 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 24, 2008) Cabrera opened the scoring for the Mexican team in the 11th minute on a cross from Chiapas, and added another goal in the 37th with a powerful shot inside the box. Orlando Pineda found the net in the 35th from a cross from Cacho.


Newell’s Old Boys 2 – Boca Juniors 4 (Argentinean Apertura, September 25, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Ricardo Noir and Lucas Viatri put Boca ahead but Newell’s replied with a penalty from Rolando Schiavi and an opportunist goal from Juan Insaurralde, who pounced on a poor clearance by Gabriel Paletta. Boca wrapped up the points in the final minutes, Nicolas Gaitan poked the ball past Sebastian Peratta in the 88th minute and Viatri wrong-footed the goalkeeper two minutes later.


Defensor Sporting 1 – River Plate 2 (Copa Sudamericana, September 25, 2008) Sebastian Abreu put River ahead in the 8th minute when he reacted first to a loose ball in the area to slot home. In the 64th minute Abreu doubled their lead when he blasted in a rebound. Mario Risso scored a consolation goal for the Uruguayans.

Universidad Catolica 1 – Internacional 1 (Copa Sudamericana, September 25, 2008) A header from Barrientos put Catolica ahead in the 43rd minute, but Alex equalised five minutes from time with a fine solo goal in the fog.

Chivas 2 – Atletico Paranaense 2 (Copa Sudamericana, September 24, 2008)

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