City shoot down the Eagles in the Carling Cup; Man Utd reserves hit five; Everton progress in the Europa League; Villa exit on away goals; Ajax & Athletic Bilbao make the group stages; Zenit crash out

Crystal Palace 0 – Manchester City 2 (Carling Cup, August 27, 2009) Second half goals from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Carlos Tevez put City into the next round of the cup.


Manchester United reserves 5 – Bury reserves 0 (Manchester Senior Cup, August 27, 2009) Sam Hewson opened the scoring, a brace from Kiko Macheda and a Cameron Stewart strike made the game safe, before Scott Moffatt rounded off the result with a close-range strike to put almost 18 injury-plagued months to bed.


Sigma Olomouc 1 – Everton 1 (Agg. 1-5) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) The Toffees made a nervy start and were a player down within 10 minutes when Tony Hibbert saw red. Steven Pienaar put the tie beyond all doubt shortly before halftime, but the hosts salvaged some pride in the closing stages as a well worked free-kick between substitutes Rudolf Otekpa and Pavel Sultes nestled in the bottom corner of Tim Howard’s net.

Aston Villa 2 – Rapid Vienna 1* (Agg. 2-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) James Milner’s first half penalty levelled the aggregate, although Ashley Young had missed an earlier spot-kick for the Villains. John Carew, making his first appearance of the season, doubled the Aston Villa lead as the Norway striker broke down the right and cut inside and drilled the ball home with a low finish. The match turned 12 minutes from time when  Brad Guzan parried a shot into the path of Nikica Jelavic who scored the crucial away goal.

Hearts 2 – Dinamo Zagreb 0 (Agg. 2-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Michael Stewart sparked dreams of overturning the 4-0 first-leg deficit with his 16th-minute opener. Marius Zaliukas hooked in the second shortly after the break but Hearts never really came close to coming back into the tie.

Roma 7 – Kosice 1 (Agg. 10-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) A quick fire double from Francesco Totti got the Italians on their way. Stefano Guberti made it comfortable as he added a third. Alessio Cerci struck a powerful strike fourth, Jeremy Menez notched number five, before Jan Novak pulled one back, and that was just the first half. John Arne Riise made it 6-1 before Totti grabbed his hat-trick to complete the rout.

Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – Nacional 1 (Agg. 4-5) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Fatih Tekke put Zenit in front on 34 minutes but an equaliser a minute from time from Ruben Micael sees Nacional’s name go into the hat for the draw in Monaco.

Tromso 1 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (Agg. 3-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) A Javi Martinez penalty ten minutes into the second half gave the Spanish side the lead, Sigur Rushfeldt restored parity for the home side with a looping header back across goal.

Slovan Liberec 0 – Dinamo Bucharest 3* (Pens 8-9) (Agg. 3-3) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Awarded a 3-0 default win after the away leg of their tie against Dinamo was abandoned to to crowd trouble, Liberec had one foot in the group stage but Andrei Cristea’s early goal put doubt in their minds, and substitute Marius Niculae striking twice after the break to send the game into extra time and then penalties, with the Romanian side prevailing 9-8.

Elfsborg 1 – Lazio 0 (Agg. 1-3) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) The Swedish club put plenty of pressure on Lazio’s goal but too many chances were wasted with the breakthrough only arriving in the 70th minute courtesy of Denni Avdic’s header.

Slovan Bratislava 1 – Ajax 2 (Agg. 1-7) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Dynamo Moscow 1 – CSKA Sofia 2 (Agg. 1-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Spas Delev and Ivan Ivanov were on target as CSKA Sofia won away in Moscow.

Aktobe 0 – Werder Bremen 2 (Agg. 8-3) Claudio Pizarro scored a brace, first here and second here.

CFR Cluj 2 – FK Sarajevo 1 (Agg. 3-2) Yssouf Kone put the home side into the lead, Gabriel Muresan doubled the lead to all but secure progression for Cluj, Alen Avdic pulled one back for Sarajevo.

Metalist Kharkiv 0 – Sturm Graz 1 (Agg. 1-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Daniel Beichler grabbed the only goal of the night.

Sparta Prague 1 – NK Maribor 0 (Agg. 3-0) Bony Wilfried was the goalscorer for the home side.

Club Brugge 1* – Lech Poznan 0 (Pens. 4-3) (Agg. 1-1) Wesley Sonck scored late on to take the game to penalties.

Hamburg 3 – Guingamp 1 (Agg. 8-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Hamburg continued to score goals against Guingamp, Robert Tesche claimed the first, Marcus Berg the second, Tesche scored again for the third and Lionel Mathis scored late on.

St Patricks 1 – Steaua Bucharest 2 (Agg. 1-5) Gareth O’Connor gave the home side some hope but goals from Banel Nicolita and Iulian Ochirosli sealed a comfortable win over two games for the Romanians.

OB Odense 1 – Genoa 1 (Agg. 2-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Red Star Belgrade 2 – Slavia Prague 1 (Agg. 2-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Fenerbahce 2 – Sion 2 (Agg. 4-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Andre Santos put Fener ahead in the second minute but goals from Vilmos Vanczak and a Tariq Chihab penalty  turned things around for the Swiss outfit. Fener closed out the tie though in the 41st minute as Andre Santos scored his second of the night from the spot.

Levadia Tallinn 1 – Galatasaray 1 (Agg. 1-6) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

FC Basel 5 – FK Baku 1 (Agg. 8-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

AEK Athens 3 – FC Vaslui 0 (Agg. 4-2) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Zilna 0 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Agg. 3-1) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Hertha Berlin 3 – Brondby 1 (Agg. 4-3) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Lille 4 – Racing Genk 2 (Agg. 6-3) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Austria Vienna 3 – Metalurg Donetsk 2 AET (Agg. 5-4) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Vorskla Poltava 2 – Benfica 1 (Agg. 2-5) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Toulouse 1 – Trabzonspor 0 (Agg. 4-1) (Europa League, August 27, 2009)

Valencia 4 – Stabaek 1 (Agg. 7-1) (Europa League, August 27, 2009) Miku bagged a treble for Valencia as the Spanish side easily progressed through to the next round.


River Plate 2 – Blooming 1 (Agg. 5-1) (Copa Sudamericana, August 27, 2009) All three River goals arrived in the final 10 minutes, Jorge Cordoba and Bruno Montelongo netting for River Plate before Jose Luis Chaves grabbed a consolation.

Emelec 2 – Zamora FC 1 (Agg. 3-1) (Copa Sudamericana, August 27, 2009) Zamora went ahead with a free-kick scored by Giovanni Perez in the 25th minute to level the scores on aggregate. Matters worsened for Emelec when they lost midfielder Jose Luis Quinonez to a second yellow card. Emelec scored in the 70th minute through Franco Mendoza and then sealed their win when Hernan Peirone scored at the death.


Botafogo 1 – Cruzeiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 27, 2009)


Real Espana 1 – Pumas UNAM 5 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 27, 2009) Pablo Barrera and Jehu Chiapas gave Pumas a 2-0 lead in the first half. Real’s Douglas Caetano narrowed the margin to 2-1 in the 50th before Dante Lopez struck a hat-trick for the visitors.

W Connection 1 – Comunicaciones 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 27, 2009) Transito Montepeque gave the Guatemalans a 1-0 lead in the 31st, beating goalkeeper Marvin Phillip. Christian Viveros of W Connection was sent off in the 64th on his second yellow card, but 11 minutes later teammate Clyde Leon scored to equalise, setting the stage for Rolando Fonseca’s late winner.