Shakhtar comeback against Karpaty; Salzburg sink Wacker; Thun & Basel win at home

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – Karpaty Lviv 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 24, 2011) Shakhtar were up against it when Danilo Avelar powered home a header to give Karpaty the lead. Willian converted a cross at the back post to draw Donetsk level, while Alex Teixeira burst through the middle in the 73rd minute to complete the comeback.

Dnipro D’petrovsk 1 – Volyn Lutsk 2 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 24, 2011)

Vorskla Poltava 4 – Metalurg Donetsk 2 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 24, 2011)


Austria Wien 2 – Ried 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, July 24, 2011) Peter Hinka headed Wien in front, but six minutes from time Reid seemed to have snatched a point through Nacho Casanova. A 90th minute winner from Markus Suttner however earned the hosts’ victory.

Wacker Innsbruck 0 – Red Bull Salzburg 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, July 24, 2011) Alan scored from the spot for Salzburg while Julius Perstaller missed an injury time penalty for Wacker.


Thun 3 – Grasshoppers 0 (Swiss Super League, July 24, 2011) Grasshoppers were quickly put on the back foot after losing Daniel De Ridder to a red card in just the 11th minute and Thun took full advantage with Stephan Andrist scoring twice in a seven-minute spell either side of half time. Christian Schneuwly then added a third in the 58th minute before Grasshoppers suffered another dismissal 20 minutes from time with Amir Abrashi the man given his marching orders.

Basel 2 – Xamax 0 (Swiss Super League, July 24, 2011) Both goals came in the first half, with Benjamin Huggel putting Basel ahead in the second minute before an own goal from Augustin Gilles Binya in the 37th minute completed the scoring as bottom club Neuchatel suffered their second successive defeat.