Europa League: Wins for Sporting, Werder, AEK, PSV, Lazio & Salzburg

Sporting Lisbon 1 – Hertha Berlin 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) A left-footed deflected effort from Adrien Silva gave Sporting an 18th minute lead against struggling Hertha Berlin.

Werder Bremen 3 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Aaron Hunt volleyed Werder Bremen into the lead at home to Athletic Bilbao on 18 minutes. Naldo tapped home the second before the break. Two goals in the 90th minute first from Fernando Llorente and then Torsten Frings (penalty) meant the home side kept their two goal advantage.

AEK Athens 1 – Benfica 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) A powerful header from Daniel Majstrovic put AEK 1-up at home to Benfica.

Austria Vienna 1 – Nacional 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Ruban Micael hit a stunning strike that cannoned in off the bar to give Nacional the lead at Austria Vienna. Thiago Schumacher equalised with 13 minutes remaining.

PSV Eindhoven 1 – CFR Cluj 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Otman Bakkal headed home a left wing cross for PSV’s opener against CFR Cluj.

Levski Sofia 0 – Lazio 4 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) First-half goals from Matuzalem and Mauro Zarate put Lazio in control at Levski Sofia. Second half goals from Mourad Meghni and Tommaso Rocchi completed the win.

RB Salzburg 2 – Villareal 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Goals from Marc Janko and Somen Tchoyi sunk the Yellow Submarine.

Dinamo Bucharest 0 – Panathinaikos 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Giorgios Karagounis fired home the only goal of the match eleven minutes from time.

FC Sherriff 0 – Fenerbahce 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Alex claimed the solitary goal of the match in the 53rd minute.

Anderlecht 1 – Ajax 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Dennis Rommedahl had put the Amsterdammers in front but Jonathan Legear equalised for the home side who were down to ten men.

Hamburg 4 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Two goals from Marcus Berg in the opening 12 minutes put the Germans in control. Etey Shechter pulled a goal back only for Eljero Elia to re-establish the two-goal advantage. Samuel Yeboah made it 3-2 only for Walid Badir to receive a red card for giving away a penalty, which was saved by Enyeama from Ze Roberto, who made amends by scoring the fourth.

Shakhtar Donetsk 4 – Partizan Belgrade 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Shakhtar were gifted the lead with a Marko Lomic own goal before cruising to victory with Luiz Adriano, Jadson and Yaroslav Rakitskiy all on the scoresheet as they moved to six points from two games.

Toulouse 2 – Club Brugge 2 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) All the goals came in the second half. Joseph Akpala put Brugge ahead only for Moussa Sissoko and Andre-Pierre Gignac to put Toulouse in control until Ivan Perisic equalised in injury time.

FC Timisoara 0 – Dinamo Zagreb 3 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Milan Badelj set the Croatians on their way with the opener after just eight minutes.  orge Sammir doubled the lead on 52 minutes and Pedro Morales added a third seven minutes later to put the game beyond Timisoara.