Europa League goals: Fulham cruise past Vetra; Totti hits trips as Roma smack Gent for seven; Steaua elimate Motherwell; Hamburg, PSV & Fenerbahce all progress

Fulham 3 – Vetra 0 (Agg. 6-0) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Fulham made the breakthrough after 56 minutes when Dickson Etuhu met Paul Konchesky’s out-swinging corner and directed a header inside the far post. Andrew Johnson then chipped in with a brace, first meeting a Clint Dempsey’s cross with a neat finish and then through another close-range finish after being teed-up by Eddie Johnson.

Gent 1 – Roma 7 (Agg. 2-10) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Francesco Totti’s swerving free-kick managed to wrong-foot the Gent goalie as Roma took the lead. The Italians pulled away after the break, first through Totti’s second of the match and then Daniele De Rossi cutely dinked the ball over the keeper for number three. Francesco Totti then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot. De Rossi headed home a fifth against the desperate Belgians. Tim Smolders scored late on for Gent before Jeremy Menez scored number six and Stefano Okaka Chuka hit the seventh.

Motherwell 1 – Steaua Bucharest 3 (Agg. 1-6) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Well took the lead after 17 minutes when a 25-yard screamer from Ross Forbes put the home side 1-0 up. Steaua levelled after 55 minutes when Jim O’Brien brought down Stancu in the box before Marin stuck away the resulting spot kick. Steaua then went ahead when Stancu tried his luck from 30 yards, with the ball dipping over John Ruddy and into the net. Stancu grabbed a third to kill complete the rout.

Young Boys 1 – Athletic Bilbao 2* (Agg. 2-2) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Bilbao progressed on the away goals rule after Fernando Llorente and Iker Muniain scored for the Basque outfit in Switzerland. Young Boys also caused an upset as Joetex Frimpong scored in injury-time, but it was not enough for the hosts.

Krylya Sovetov Samara 3 – St. Patricks 2* (Agg. 3-3) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) The Dubliners looked dead and buried as they were trailing 3-nil on the night in Samara with just 20 minutes left to play, but an own goal from the Russians and a late strike from Declan O’Brien secured an away goals victory for the Saints.

Hamburg 0 – Randers 1 (Agg. 4-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) A sweet left footed drive into the near post from Soren Berg handed Randers the lead at Hamburg.

Cherno More Varna 0 – PSV 1 (Agg. 0-2) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Cherno’s centre half Mamoutou Coulibaly was unfortunate to head a PSV attack into his own net when trying to defend a cross in the first half.

Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 – IFK Gothenburg 1 (Agg. 4-2) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Tel Aviv got off to a quick start in the 13th minute with a goal from new signing Michael Zandberg, and despite conceding an equaliser in the 52nd minute to Stiller, the Israelis sailed into the final round of qualification for the Europa League’s group stage.

FK Karabakh 2 – Honka 1 (Agg. 3-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Elvin Mammadov put the Azerbaijanis ahead on 32 minutes only for Honka to equalise two minutes later through Sampo Koskinen. The match was settled nine minutes from time when the Honka keeper fumbled a Rashad Sadygov free-kick that ended up in the net.

Elfsborg 2 – Braga 0 (Agg. 4-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Englishman James Keene met a right wing cross to put the Swedes 1-up over Braga. James Keene then popped with a second for Elfsborg, this time finishing off a move built on the left hand side.

Budapest Honved 1 – Fenerbahce 1 (Agg. 2-6) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Clarindo Dos Santos put Fener ahead after nine minutes, Angoua Brou Benjamin levelling for the hosts six minutes from time.

Lille 2 – Sevojno 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Late goals from Yohan Cabaye and a Goran Cosic own goal sealed Lille’s win.

Sturm Graz 5 – OFK Petrovac 0 (Agg. 7-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Andreas Holzl scored a brace in the rout.

Austria Vienna 4 – Vojvodina 2 (Agg. 5-3) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Late goals from Sulimani, Diabang and Okotie saw the Austrians advance in the competition.

Legia Warsaw 2 – Brondby 2* (Agg. 3-3) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Legia Warsaw are also out after two goals from Max Von Schlebrugge gave Brondby the edge on away goals.

Red Star Belgrade 5 – Dinamo Tbilisi 2 (Agg. 5-4) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) The Serbians trailed in the tie for all but the final moments as Dejan Lekic netted his hat-trick goal in the 88th minute to send them through to to next round.

Galatasaray 6 – Maccabi Netanya 0 (Agg. 10-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Shabani Nonda helped himself to a hat-trick in the one-sided tie.

Lech Poznan 1 – Fredrikstad 2 (Agg. 7-3) (Europa League, August 6, 2009) Gashi (31) and Piiroja (35) put Fredrikstad ahead early on with Lech striker Robert Lewandowski replying in the 63th minute.

OB Odense 3 – Rabotnicki 0 (Agg. 7-3) (Europa League, August 6, 2009)

Hajduk Split 0 – Zilina 1 (Agg. 1-2) (Europa League, August 6, 2009)

Metalist Kharkiv 2 – NK Rijeka 0 (Agg. 4-1) (Europa League, August 6, 2009)


Hacken 1 – GAIS 0 (Allsvenskan, August 6, 2009) Hacken made the breakthrough minutes before the halftime interval as Erik Friberg thrashed the ball over the line finishing a consistent period of pressure for the hosts.


Melbourne Victory 0 – Central Coast Mariners 2 (A-League, August 6, 2009) The Mariners struck after just nine minutes as young Matt Simon struck a boot in the Melbourne box to convert a loose free-kick. Five minutes later it was two as debutant and former Celtic man Michael McGlinchey saw a shot deflect off Rodrigo Vargas and into the net.


FC Dallas 1 – Houston Dynamo 0 (MLS, August 6, 2009) After Jeff Cunningham saw his 13th minute penalty saved by Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad, the forward soon made amends in the 20th minute as Cunningham beat Houston’s Geoff Cameron to a loose ball and dribbled past two defenders before firing a shot from outside the box into the right corner of the net.


Fluminense 5 – Sport Recife 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 6, 2009)

Palmeiras 1 – Gremio 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 6, 2009) Cleiton Xavier opened the scoring for Palmeiras in the 28th minute when he headed in Wendel cross into the area. Gremio equalised three minutes later when Souza teed-up Maxi Lopez for the leveller.

Barueri 4 – Vitoria 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 6, 2009)


Real Espana 6 – Liberia 0 (Agg. 6-3) (CONCACAF Champions League, August 6, 2009) Carlos Pavon helped himself to a hat-trick as Real Espana eased past Liberia.

Arabe Unido 1* – CD Olimpia 0 (Agg. 2-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, August 6, 2009) Victor Mendieta’s lone goal was enough to send Arabe through on the away goals rule.


Alianza Atletico 0 – Deportivo Anzuategui 0 (Copa Sudamericana, August 6, 2009) Peruvian club Alianza Atletico and Deportivo Anzoategui of Venezuela played out an uninspiring scoreless draw.