Brondby sneak past Midtjylland; Basel & Luzern claim home wins while Thun are held by Grasshoppers; Mechelen, Gent & Sint-Truiden start with wins in Belgium

Brondby 1 – Midtjylland 0 (SAS Ligaen, August 1, 2010) A solitary strike from Jens Larsen in the first half downed Midtjylland.

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Thun 2 – Grasshoppers 2 (Axpo Super League, August 1, 2010) The match had a pulsating finish as Roland Battig saw red for Thun in the 90th minute before Stefan Glarner appeared to score the winner for the hosts in injury time. But Boris Smiljanic had other ideas equalising with the last kick of the game to draw 2-2.

Basel 3 – St. Gallen 0 (Axpo Super League, August 1, 2010) Alexander Frei was again on the scoresheet for Basel along with Gilles Yapi Yapo and Federico Almerares in the comfortable home win.

Luzern 4 – Xamax 2 (Axpo Super League, August 1, 2010) Marcos Gelabert and Gerard Gohou had Xamax 2-up in the first half only for Luzern to come roaring back with goals from Nelson Ferreira, Ianu (2) and Claudio Lustenberger.

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KV Mechelen 2 – Lokeren 0 (Jupiler League, 31 July, 2010) Julien Gorius set them on their way two minutes after halftime and Aloy Nong made the game safe in the 77th minute.

Westerlo 0 – Gent 1 (Jupiler League, 31 July, 2010) Elimane Coulibaly’s late effort gave Gent the points at Westerlo.

Sint-Truiden 1 – Lierse 0 (Jupiler League, 31 July, 2010)