Burnley 1 – Manchester United 0 (Premier League, August 19, 2009) Michael Carrick had an early chance for United from a Giggs corner at Burnley, but it was the Clarets who struck first in the 19th minute through a superb Robbie Blake volley. United had the chance to equalise when Evra was hacked in the box, but Michael Carrick saw his penalty saved. Robbie Blake saw a free-kick whistle past the post at the start of the second half.
Liverpool 4 – Stoke 0 (Premier League, August 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Fernando Torres opened his account for the season to put the Reds ahead, and an acrobatic second from Glen Johnson on the stroke of halftime doubled the Merseysiders’ lead. Dirk Kuyt wrapped up the match with a third after the break, David Ngog adding number four in injury time.
Rafa Benitez’s post match interview can be seen here.
Hull 1 – Tottenham 5 (Premier League, August 19, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) Spurs produced an excellent performance at the KC Stadium with Jermain Defoe claiming a hat-trick. Defoe opened the scoring and Wilson Palacios added a second shortly after. Stephen Hunt pulled one back from a free-kick that evaded everyone only for Defoe to fire home Spurs’ third before the break. Well worked second half goals from Robbie Keane and Defoe again completed the rout.
See Harry Redknapp’s thoughts on Spurs’ win here.
Birmingham 1 – Portsmouth 0 (Premier League, August 19, 2009) Pompey lost their second successive match to the same scoreline in cruel fashion. In the 90th minute of the match David James was adjudged to have fouled Sebastian Larsson and James McFadden converted from the penalty spot to secure Birmingham’s first three points of the campaign.
Tranmere 0 – MK Dons 1 (League One, August 18, 2009)
Lyon 5 – Anderlecht 1 (Champions League, August 19, 2009) Anderlecht conceded in Lyon after ten minutes, Miralem Pjanic steering the French side in front with a a cracking free-kick. Lisandro Lopez doubled Lyon’s lead from the spot and Michel Bastos cracked home an unstoppable third as Lyon ran riot. The hosts continued to pile on the goals after the break as Bafetimbi Gomis scored number four. Suarez pulled a goal back for the visitors but Lyon quickly reopened a 4-goal cushion as Gomis notched number five.
Panathinaikos 2 – Atletico Madrid 3 (Champions League, August 19, 2009) Ten minutes before the break Panathinaikos saw a Salpingidis goal chalked off for offside, and Atletico Madrid punished their Greek hosts minutes later as Maxi Rodriguez broke the deadlock for the Spaniards. Panathinaikos equalised through Salpingidis who lobbed the Atletico goalie, but Madrid went 2-1 up as Diego Forlan scored from the edge of the area. Kun Aguero scored a terrific solo third, but former Liverpool man Sebastian Leto netted Pana’ second goal to keep the Greeks in the tie.
Levski Sofia 1 – Debrecen 2 (Champions League, August 19, 2009) A stunning 30-yard rocket from Laszlo Bodnar rifled Debrecen into a 12th minute lead at Levsk, but Cedric Bardon drew Levski level six minutes into the second half. Peter Czvitkovics grabbed the winner for Debrecen 14 minutes from time to set them up nicely for the second leg.
Ventspils 0 – Zurich 3 (Champions League, August 19, 2009) Zurich moved ahead at Ventspils after Johan Vonlanthen collected a long ball upfield, danced his way into the box and coolly curled a shot into the far corner. Silvan Aegerter scored a second with a header from a corner, and Dusan Djuric made it 3-0 15 minutes from time to put FC Zurich on the brink of the group stages.
RB Salzburg 1 – Maccabi Haifa 2 (Champions League, August 19, 2009) Maccabi was superb in the opening stages and deserved to take the lead through Mohammed Ghadir in the 22nd minute. Salzburg slowly got back into the match, but it wasn’t until the 57th minute that the hosts equalised thanks to Alexander Zickler’s goal.Â The Austrians were in control after that, but it was Haifa which claimed the priceless victory, with substitute Shlomi Arbaitman scoring the winner in the 84th minute.
Barcelona 0 – Manchester City 1 (Friendly, August 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Manchester City stunned the Nou Camp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut. Martin Petrov scored the only goal of the game finishing a finely worked breakaway move.
Borussia Dortmund 0 – Real Madrid 5 (Friendly, August 19, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Los Blancos needed just two minutes to score in Germany, new signing Esteban Granero scoring with a cool finish after Real passed their way through the Dortmund defence. Seconds into the second half, Arjen Robben cracked home a second following a Kaka corner. Real killed the game when Gonzalo Higuian tucked home the third and Kaka quickly slotted home from the spot minutes later. Raul slotted home a fifth at the death.
Aalborg 1 – FC Nordsjaelland 0 (SAS Ligaen, August 19, 2009) A late winner from Andreas Johansson gave Aalborg the points.
JEF United Chiba 0 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 (J-League, August 19, 2009) Australian international Josh Kennedy continued his amazing start to life in Japan with his fourth goal in five games, before Keiji Tamada scored a diving header to hand Nagoya the points.
Urawa Red Diamonds 1 – Kashiwa Reysol 4 (J-League, August 19, 2009) Second-bottom Kashiwa pulled off a major upset winning at Urawa. Yuki Otsu and Popo (superb strike) put the visitors 2-up before Marcus Tulio Tanaka powered home a header for Urawa. After the break Reysol added further goals from Franca and Otsu claimed his second.
Kyoto Sanga FC 0 – Shimizu S-Pulse 1 (J-League, August 19, 2009) Jungo Fujimoto hit a long-range free-kick to give Shimizu victory over Kyoto.
Vissel Kobe 1 – Kashima Antlers 0 (J-League, August 19, 2009) Japan international striker Yoshito Okubo was the hero for the hosts, the striker needed less than a minute to fire the home side ahead and Kobe held on to the narrow victory.
Barueri 2 – Sport Recife 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009)
Coritiba 1 – Palmeiras 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009) Marcelinho Paraiba scored the winner with a 90th minute penalty.
Sao Paulo 1 – Fluminense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009) Richarlyson scored Sao Paulo’s winner with a wonderful goal at the Morumbi stadium, dribbling past two defenders before firing a shot over charging Flu goalkeeper Rafael.
Internacional 1 – Corinthians 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009) Corinthians, still without injured striker Ronaldo, won its second in a row by beating Internacional. Defender Jean and striker Jorge Henrique scored for Corinthians.
Vitoria 2 – Atletico Paranaense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009)
Santos 1 – Gremio 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2009)
River Plate 1 – Lanus 2 (Copa Sudamericana, August 19, 2009) Cristian Fabbiani opened the scoring for River in the 68th minute after receiving a pass from veteran playmaker Marcelo Gallardo and hitting a powerful shot on the turn from the edge of the box. Salvio leveled the scores in the 80th minute after latching onto a through ball and striking first time across Daniel Vega in the River goal. Salvio then side-footed the winner on a counter attack in injury time.
Cruz Azul 2 – Saprissa 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 19, 2009) Christian Riveros and Joel Huiqui scored in first half give Mexican club Cruz Azul victory.
Arabe Unido 4 – Pachuca 1 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 19, 2009) Arabe Unido dominated from the start with Orlando Rodriguez giving the club the lead in the 24th minute. Victor Rene Mendieta added another just before the end of the half. Manuel Mosquera made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute, Paul Aguilar cut the lead to 3-1 in the 77th minute, before Raynaldo Lewin sealed the win for Arabe in the 88th.