Europa League goals: Everton hit Olomouc for four; Rapid Vienna narrowly beat Aston Villa

Everton 4 – Sigma Olomouc 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) After scoring in the 6-1 defeat by Arsenal, it was Louis Saha who got the Toffees off the mark, flicking home a Fellaini cross. Jack Rodwell made it 2-0 before the break with a left-footed strike that went through a sea of bodies. Rodwell added the third after the break with a cracking long-range drive and Saha added the fourth with a left-footed finish.

Rapid Vienna 1 – Aston Villa 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Nikica Jelavic headed home from a left wing cross to put Rapid Vienna in front in the first minute of the match against Aston Villa.

Dinamo Zagreb 4 – Hearts 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Dinamo Zagreb took a two-goal lead into the break against Hearts, Milan Mandzukic and Papadopoulos were on the scoresheet – both first-half goals here. Ivica Vrdoljakfired into the corner for the third and former Liverpool midfielder Igor Biscan headed home the fourth – both second half goals here.

Ajax 5 – Slovan Bratislava 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Luis Suarez was the star of the show, scoring the first four goals for Ajax, Mitchell Donald scored the fifth.

Bnei Yehuda 0 – PSV Eindhoven 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Ibrahim Afellay put PSV into the lead at Bnei Yehuda with a fine driven effort in the 23rd minute.

Kosice 3 – AS Roma 3 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Marko Milinkovic fired the home side into the lead on five minutes, only for Roma to hit back with goals from Francesco Totti (penalty), Jeremy Menez and Totti again. A Jan Novak double in the final twenty minutes levelled the match, the first was a penalty and the second a fine run and finish.

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Lazio 3 – Elfsborg 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Aleksandar Kolarov fired home the first from what looked like an impossible angle on the left wing, Mauro Zarate hit a terrific low shot for the second and Stefano Mauri completed the win.

NAC Breda 1 – Villareal 3 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Giuseppe Rossi opened the scoring for the “Yellow Submarine,” Tyrone Loran headed the home side level but further goals from Ariel Ibagaza and Joseba Llorente put the Spanish side in control.

Guingamp 1 – Hamburg 5 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) The German side strolled to victory thanks to goals from Jose Paolo Guerrero, a brace from Mladen Petric (first here) and Marcus Berg grabbed the fourth before Petric completed his hat-trick late on. The home side pulled one back through a Wolfgang Hesl og.

PAOK Soloniki 1 – Heerenveen 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Paolo Henrique claimed the crucial away goal for the Dutch side, Vladimir Ivic headed home the equaliser.

Steaua Bucharest 3 – St Patricks 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) The home side brushed aside their Irish opponents thanks to goals from Banel Nicolita and a brace by Bogdan Stancu.

Trabzonspor 1 – Toulouse 3 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Andre-Pierre Gignac scored an emphatic first only for former West Ham and Liverpool defender Rigobert Song to equalise. Gignac headed in the second for Toulouse before Fode Mansare added a third late on.

Galatasaray 5 – FC Tallinna 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Kader Keita struck a brace with Milan Baros (penalty) and Harry Kewell also on target before a Vitali Leitan own goal completed the rout for Gala.

Stabek 0 – Valencia 3 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Pablo Hernandez, David Villa and Joaquin were on target in Valencia’s 3-0 victory at Norwegian side Stabaek.

Racing Genk 1 – Lille 2 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Sion 0 – Fenerbahce 2 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Brondby 2 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Hertha have it all to do next week after Nemanja Pejcinovic’s own goal handed Brondby a 2-1 win and the initiative ahead of the second leg.

Lech Poznan 1 – Club Brugge 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Benfica 4 – Vorskla Poltava 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Patrizan Belgrade 1 – Zilina 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Genoa 3 – OB Odense 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Luciano Figueroa bagged a double to also ease Genoa to a 3-1 triumph over Odense.

Teplice 1 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

CSKA Sofia 0 – Dynamo Moscow 0 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Metalurg Donetsk 2 – Austria Vienna 2 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

FC Twente 3 – FK Karabakh 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Vuqar Nadirov stunned the hosts with an eighth minute opener before a Bryan Ruiz brace (38, 66) and goal from Franco Douglas (80) gave the Dutch outfit a commanding lead heading into the return leg.

FC Vaslui 2 – AEK Athens 1 (Europa League, August 20, 2009)

Sivasspor 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Europa League, August 20, 2009) Goals from Olexiy Gai, Ilsinho and Vasyl Kobin earned last season’s UEFA Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk a 3-0 victory at Sivasspor.

Dinamo Bucharest 0 – Liberec 2 MATCH ABANDONED (Europa League, August 20, 2009) After goals from Jiri Liska and Jan Blazek, the match was abandoned with minutes remaining due to crowd trouble.


Boca Juniors 1 – Velez Sarsfield 1 (Copa Sudamericana, August 20, 2009) Pablo Mouche opened the scoring for Boca at the Bombonera stadium, rolling a left-footed shot past Velez goalkeeper German Montoya in the 4th minute. Velez roared back after the break and leveled when Zapata’s close-range strike cannoned into the net off Gabriel Paletta.

La Paz 1 – Cerro Porteno 2 (Agg. 1-4) (Copa Sudamericana, August 20, 2009) An early goal by Argentinian striker Roberto Nani gave the Paraguayans the lead and Julio dos Santos widened the gap to put Cerro four goals ahead on aggregate, before Ronald Segovia hit a consolation for the Bolivians early in the second half.

Cienciano 2 – Liverpool FC 0 (Agg. 2-0) (Copa Sudamericana, August 20, 2009) Cristian Guevara in the first half and an own goal by Carlos Santucho gave the Peruvians the qualification.


Flamengo 1 – Cruzeiro 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 20, 2009)

Atletico Mineiro 2 – Avai FC 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 20, 2009)

Nautico 2 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 20, 2009)


Real Espana 1 – W Connection 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 20, 2009) Henry Martinez scored the lone goal to give Honduran club Real Espana victory.

San Juan Jabloteh 0 – Toluca 1 (CONCACAF Champions League, August 20, 2009) Raul Nava’s 9th-minute goal lifted Toluca to a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago’s San Juan Jabloteh.

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