VIDEO: Ortega brilliance sees off Everton; Malaga beat Aston Villa; Kaizer Chiefs hand Manchester City another South African loss; Leyton Orient hit Newcastle for six

River Plate 1 – Everton 0 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Ariel Ortega scored a brilliant chip just before the half-hour to condemn David Moyes’ side to a pre-season defeat.

Kaizer Chiefs 1 – Manchester City 0 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Manchester City’s urgent need for better centre-halves was again flagged up by the Kaiser Chiefs minutes before the break, Jeffrey Ntuka was left all alone at the back stick from a corner and he had no trouble finding the net when the ball came his way.

Leyton Orient 6 – Newcastle 1 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Jimmy Smith opened the scoring for Orient after just four minutes when he headed home unmarked from Sean Thornton’s free-kick. Thornton made it 2-0 after 23 minutes, converting the penalty after Habib Beye handled inside the area. Joey Barton got a goal back for the Toon from the penalty spot on the half hour but Orient restored their two-goal cushion after halftime when Scott McGleish scored a overhead-kick from the edge of the area. Tamika Mkandawire made it four before substitutes Ryan Jarvis and Harry Baker compounded Newcastle’s humiliation with two late goals.

Malaga 1 – Aston Villa 0 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) (First-half highlights here and second-half highlights here.) Brad Friedel made a number of impressive saves to keep the score at 0-0 but on 79 Fernando passed the ball into the net after the American goalie had pushed out a left-wing cross.

Lyon 1 – Besiktas 1 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) Kim Kallstrom fired OL into the lead but late on, after some heavy pressure, the Turks equaliser was scored by Brazilian Marcio Nobre.

Marseille 1 – Toulouse 1 (Friendly, July 25, 2009) Bakary Kone put Marseille in front on seven minutes, Andre-Pierrre Gignac equalised with a rare left-footed finish.

Lyon 1 – Besiktas 1 (Peace Cup, July 25, 2009) Kim Kallstrom opened the scoring for Lyon with a well-struck shot from outside the penalty area. Brazilian forward Marcio Nobre equalised for the Turks with a header with only six minutes remaining on the clock.


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