European Cup night: Goals from Portugal, Turkey, Greece & Israel

Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Benfica 1 (Carlsberg Cup, January 13, 2010) Guimaraes dominated most of their match against Benfica at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, and a Douglas goal in the second half seemed likely to give Paulo Sergio’s side victory. But Benfica rallied well and grabbed an equaliser through Fabio Coentrao.

Uniao Leiria 1 – Sporting Lisbon 2 (Carlsberg Cup, January 13, 2010) Sporting’s new right-back Joao Pereira was again one of the Lions’ best performers as the Lisbon club all but assured their place in the semi-finals of the Carlsberg Cup. The former Braga defender scored one goal and set up another to put his side two goals up at halftime against Uniao. Carlao pulled a goal back for the hosts in the second period but Carlos Carvalhal’s men held on for the win.

Academica 0 – Porto 0 (Carlsberg Cup, January 13, 2010) Porto are sitting second in their group with one match left to play after a goalless draw away at Academica.

Trofense 1 – Braga 0 (Carlsberg Cup, January 13, 2010) Trofense surprisingly beat league leaders Braga 1-0, thanks to a Mercio strike on 38 minutes, thus dumping the Arsenalistas out of the Carlsberg Cup.

Estoril 1 – Leixoes 1 (Carlsberg Cup, January 13, 2010)

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Panathinaikos 2 – Pierikos 1 (Greek Cup, January 13, 2010) Silva Cleyton’s excellent double lead Pana to victory.

Aris 2 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Cup, January 13, 2010) Toni Calvo continued his recent good goalscoring form cracking home a ripper in Aris’ cup win.

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Fenerbahce 3 – Tokatspor 2 (Turkish Cup, January 13, 2010)

Bursaspor 2 – Tarsus 1 (Turkish Cup, January 13, 2010)

Giresunspor 0 – Denizlispor 1 (Turkish Cup, January 13, 2010)

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Hapoel Raanana 3 – Maccabi Haifa 2 (Toto Cup, January 13, 2010) Haifa seemed well on their way to the final after taking an early lead through Mohammad Ghadir, but Raanana levelled through Itai Tuef’s penalty on the stroke of halftime. The Greens moved back in front through Lior Rafaelov on the hour, only for Raanana get back on level terms less than two minutes through Davit Dighmelashvili, and substitute Raz Cohen scored a stunning winner in the 74th minute to give the Sharon minnows a famous victory.


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