Braga move two points clear in Portugal

Braga 2 – Uniao Leiria 0 (Superliga, November 30, 2009) Braga took the lead in bizarre circumstances in the fifth minute as Paulo Cesar tried to thread a ball into the box from wide on the left hand side, only to see the ball trickle into the far corner. Matheus wrapped up the points 20 minutes from time, the striker collecting a long ball on his chest and firing into the bottom corner.


Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Ligat ha’Al, November 30, 2009) A curling shot from Emmanuel Mayuka gave Tel Aviv the lead in the fifth minute, and doomed Haifa to their first defeat of the season after 10 consecutive league wins.


Arsenal 2 – Lanus 5 (Apertura, November 30, 2009) Goals from Diego Galvan in the 6th minute and Javier Yacuzzi in the 61st gave Arsenal a 2-1 lead after more than an hour played against Lanus. Sebastian Blanco had equalized for Lanus in the 34th, but the visitors went on the attack in the last half hour with goals from Cristian Menendez, Santiago Biglieri, Santiago Salcedo and Agustin Pelletieri.

Gimnasia La Plata 1 – Argentinos Juniors 2 (Apertura, November 30, 2009) Jose Vizcarra opened the scoring for Gimnasia in the 60th minute at home against Argentinos Juniors, before Gabriel Hauche equalised six minutes later. Gonzalo Prosperi sealed three points for Gimnasia with a strike in the 81st minute.

Colon 0 – Newells Old Boys 1 (Apertura, November 30, 2009) Newell’s striker Joaquin Boghossian finished a sweeping move out of defense to score the crucial goal against Colon in the 21st minute. Hugo Barrientos was sent off for Newell’s in the 75th amid violent scenes, while Colon’s German Rivarola received a red card  in the 90th as both sides finished with 10 men.