Genoa & Juventus draw in 2-all thriller; Ron Vlaar scores from his own half for Feyenoord; Larsson at the double as Helsingborg edge AIK

Genoa 2 – Juventus 2 (Serie A, September 24, 2009)  Vincenzo Iaquinta fired Juventus into the lead at Genoa after a fine stepover from Camoranesi. Giandomenico Mesto equalised on 31 minutes with an arrowed header from a left wing cross. Hernan Crespo thought he had given Genoa the win with a near post header but David Trezeguet equalised with a minute to go.


Sporting Gijon 1 – Real Zaragoza 1 (La Liga, September 24, 2009) A deflected Diego Castro effort put the home side in front, Abel Aguilar equalised for Zaragoza.


Harkemase Boys 0 – Feyenoord 5 (KNVB Beker, September 24, 2009) Feyenoord romped to an easy win thanks to goals from Diego Biseswar, Leroy Fer, Ron Vlaar and a brace from Roy Makaay. The third goal from Ron Vlaar will be remembered long after the game as the defender chipped the goalkeeper from his own half.

AGOVV Apeldoorn 1 – Ajax 2 (KNVB Beker, September 24, 2009) Vurnon Anita blasted Ajax the lead after 51 minutes with a long range shot that the keper should have saved. AGOVV’s Hesdey Suart made things even worse for the hosts at the hour mark when he beat his own goalie to make it 2-0. The hosts pegged one back with a Nacer Chadli penalty but it was too little too late.


VfB Lubeck 1 – Stuttgart 3 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Fourth-division side VfB Luebeck took an early lead through Bastian Henning. After a long scoreless period, it was 20-year old starlet Julian Schieber who equalised for Stuttgart, netting in the 77th minute. In the second half of extra time, Sami Khedira struck the winner before Cacau put the game to bed.

Kaiserslautern 2 – Bayer Leverkusen 1 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Sidney Sam gave Kaiserslautern a surprise lead with his 12th minute goal, and the home side doubled their advantage through Erik Jendrisek in the 62nd. Theofanis Gekas pulled one back late for Leverkusen, but it proved to be merely a consolation goal.

Munich 1860 2* – Hertha Berlin 2 (Pens. 4-1) (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Munich took an early lead after Hertha defender Rasmus Bengtsson put the ball into his own net. United States international Kenny Cooper doubled the advantage just after the break before Gustavo Ramos (76) and Valeri Domovchiyski (79) scored in rapid succession to level for Hertha. After a scoreless extra half hour, 1860 Munich won the ensuing penalty shoot-out by a 4-1 margin.

Augsburg 1 – Freiburg 0 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) Augsburg midfielder Daniel Brinkmann put his team ahead in the 63rd minute, and his side held on for the win.

Eintracht Frankfurt 6 – Alemannia Aachen 4 (DFB Pokal, September 23, 2009) It was a wonder star for Frankfurt, who were ahead 2-0 within five minutes thanks to goals from Caio and Nikos Liberopoulos. Babacar Gueye pulled one back for Aachen before Lukasz Szukala scored into his own net as the first half came to a close. Liberopoulos (50) and Alexander Meier (53) added two more goals before Benjamin Auer scored a quickfire brace (66 and 72) to bring Aachen back into the game. With three minutes to go, Gueye brought Aachen to within one, but Frankfurt put the game out of reach at the death, as Selim Teber converted a penalty kick.


Mouscron 1 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, September 24, 2009) Chemcedine El Araichi fired Mouscron into a 22nd minute lead but Matias Suarez levelled things up from the penalty spot 10 minutes later. Romelu Lukaku hit the winner for the visitors 17 minutes from time as Anderlecht moved into second place.


Santa Clara 1 – Feirense 1 (Liga Vitalis, September 24, 2009) Adilson curled home the opener for the away team, Santos equalised with thirteen minutes remaining.


Helsingborg 3 – AIK Stockholm 2 (Allsvenskan, September 24, 2009) Henrik Larsson bagged a brace for the hosts including a brilliant free-kick from 25-yards out.

Orgryte 0 – Trelleborg 2 (Allsvenskan, September 24, 2009) Joakim Sjohage raced away to give Trelleborg the lead on the stroke of halftime while a thunderous drive from Andreas Drugge sealed the win after the break.

Djurgarden 0 – Halmstad 2 (Allsvenskan, September 24, 2009) Marcus Olsson’s double, scored in three second half minutes, earned Halmstad the points.

Elfsborg 1 – Brommapojkarna 0 (Allsvenskan, September 24, 2009) Englishman James Keene stooped at the near post to head Elfsborg to three points.


LDU de Quito 4 – Lanus 0 (Copa Sudamericana, September 24, 2009) Claudio Bieler made the most of poor defending to score a hat-trick, the first two of his goals coming in the opening six minutes of the game. A 25th minute penalty completed his hat-trick and Edison Mendez wrapped it up with another spot kick in the 91st minute.

San Lorenzo 3 – Cienciano 0 (Copa Sudamericana, September 24, 2009) The Argentinians opened their account in the 11th minute through Bernardo Romeo. Gonzalo Rovira doubled the advantage before half-time, and Romeo hit his second in the 54th minute.

Cerro Porteno 2 – Goias 0 (Copa Sudamericana, September 24, 2009) Goal scorers were Julio Dos Santos and Diego Herner.


DC United 3 – Marathon 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 24, 2009) Luciano Emilio bagged a brace for DC, Jaime Moreno scoring the third before later being sent off for two bookable offences.

Pumas UNAM 4 – Real Espana 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, September 24, 2009)


Egypt 4 – Trinidad & Tobago 1 (Under-20 World Cup, September 24, 2009) The Young Pharaohs delighted an 80,000 crowd with victory in the opening game of the tournament. Moustafa Afroto scored an excellent first powering into the T&T box to put the hosts ahead. Jean Lus Rochford levelled the scoreline but a brace from Hussam Arafat and another from Mohamed ensured an emphatic victory.