Fellaini & Cahill secure Everton comeback victory at BATE; Murphy sees Fulham past Basel & Rapid frustrate Celtic

BATE Borisov 1 – Everton 2 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) A howitzer from Dmitri Likhtarovich in the 16th minute gave BATE Borisov the opener against Everton. Everton secured a fine win with two goals in nine second half minutes. Marouane Fellaini headed the equaliser and Tim Cahill scooped in the winner.

Fulham 1 – Basel 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Danny Murphy scored the only goal of the match in the 57th minute.

Celtic 1 – Rapid Vienna 1 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) The home fans were stunned in the third minute when Nikica Jelavic arrowed his finish past Boruc to put Rapid in front. Scott McDonald equalised following some pretty slack defending in the 21st minute.

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.

Valencia 3 – Genoa 2 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) Sergio Floccari poked the Italians into the lead but goals early in the second half from David Silva and Nikola Zigic turned the match on its head. Housseine Kharja equalised for the Italians from the penalty spot only for David Villa to score from another penalty eight minutes from time.

Roma 2 – CSKA Sofia 0 (Europa League, October 1, 2009) First-half goals from Stefano Okaka Chuka and Simone Perrotta in a devastating three-minute spell were enough to give Claudio Ranieri’s men the three points.

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.


Venezuela 0 – Spain 3 (Under-20 World Cup, October 1, 2009) Spain maintained their 100% winning record at the tournament thanks to goals from Dani Parejo, Aaron Niguez and Ander Herrera.

Italy 2 – Egypt 4 (Under-20 World Cup, October 1, 2009) An 80,000 crowd roared on the hosts who had to thank Ahmed Shoukri and substitute Bogy for claiming a brace apiece. The goals for Italy were scored by Umberto Eusepi and Michelangelo Albertazzi.

Tahiti 0 – Nigeria 5 (Under-20 World Cup, October 1, 2009) Tahiti, who are eliminated after conceding 21 goals in three games, finished with nine players for the second consecutive match after Lorenzo Tehau and Alvin Tehau were sent off. Nigeria scored four first-half goals through Obiora Nwankwo, Ibok Edet, Kehinde Fatai and Nuredeen Orelesi. Daniel Adejo poked the ball home in the 90th.

Trinidad & Tobago 0 – Paraguay 0 (Under-20 World Cup, October 1, 2009)


Marathon 2 – Toluca 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 1, 2009)


Goias 3 – Cerro Porteno 1 (Agg. 3-3) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2009) Felipe put Goias ahead in the first half, and Carlos Recalde equalised. Felipe again and Leo Lima struck for the Brazilians, but the decisive goal eluded them.

Lanus 1 – LDU de Quito 1 (Agg. 5-1) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2009) Claudio Bieler scored for Liga giving them a five-goal advantage, and Santiago Salcedo’s goal was far from being enough for the Argentinians.

Fluminense 4 – Alianza Atletico 1 (Agg. 5-3) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2009) The Peruvians tried to stop their rivals with physical tactics and ended the match with eight men as the referee sent off Marcio Valverde, Ruben Mori and Rafael Farfan. Brazilian defender Luiz Alberto also received a red card. Marcio Valverde opened the scoring for Alianza on 15 minutes from the penalty spot, but Dario Conca equalised before half-time and in the second half Alan Borges De Carvalho and Adeilson Pereira (twice) sealed the Flu’s win.

Union Espanola 2 – Velez Sarsfield 2 (Agg. 4-5) (Copa Sudamericana, October 1, 2009) The Chileans took a two-goal lead during the first half through goals by Jorge Ampuero and Gustavo Canales, but after the break Leandro Caruso showed up twice to give Velez the quarter-final spot.