Liverpool in scoreless draw with St Gallen, Tottenham win at Exeter & Estudiantes win the Libertadores

St Gallen 0 – Liverpool 0 (Friendly, July 15, 2009) Rafa Benitez played two entirely different sides in each half, with Glen Johnson claiming his Reds’ debut while Yossi Benayoun impressed, almost winning the game with a swerving shot beaten away by keeper Reto Bolli in the final seconds. Youngster Dani Pacheco had twice wasted good opportunities, but St Gallen had the best openings. Moreno Costanzo had a goal chalked off for offside, Mario Caceres hit a post in the first half, while veteran striker Mario Frick planted an unopposed header wide from eight yards out in the second half.

Exeter 0 – Tottenham 3 (Friendly, July 15, 2009) Jamie O’Hara claimed the first firing home from the edge of the box. Harry Redknapp made 11 changes at the break and Luka Modric set up Aaron Lennon for the second before Darren Bent tapped home the third after a Pavyluchenko effort had been pushed out by the keeper.

Olympiakos 3 – Sivasspor 1 (Friendly, July 15, 2009) Dudu proved the Greeks’ hero with a hat-trick.

Porto 3 – Leixoes 1 (Friendly, July 15, 2009) Porto dominated the match from start to finish with Belluschi, Meireles and Mariano getting on the scoresheet. Faioli netted a consolation for Leixoes from the penalty spot.

Greuther Furth 1 – Panathinaikos 2 (Friendly, July 15, 2009)


Maccabi Haifa 6 – Glentoran 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) The Northern Irish champions held out for 36 minutes before Lior Rafaelov opened the scoring for the hosts. The Israelis cranked up the pressure after the break, Yaniv Katan doubled the lead and Vladimer Dvalishvili added the third. In a late flourish Haifa increased their advantage with a second for Dvalishvili and late strikes from Shlomi Arbeitman and Mohamada Shahbary.

Debrecen 2 – Kalmar 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Second half goals from Jozsef Varga and Zoltan Kiss handed Debrecen the advantage ahead of the return leg in Sweden.

RB Salzburg 1 – Bohemians 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) An outswinging corner to the back post was met by the unmarked Milan Dudic who powered his header home to give the Austrians the lead. Marko Janko then missed a penalty, and then Bohs hit back after Jason Byrne got on the end of a cross to knock the ball back across goal to give Joseph Ndo the easiest of finishes.

Wisla Krakow 1 – Tallinna FC Levadia 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) A low drive from Nikita Andreev fired the visitors ahead just before the break. Piotr Cwielong bagged a 90th minute equaliser for Wisla after the Albanian defence fell apart.

Levski Sofia 4 – Sant Julia 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Georgi Hristov and Vladimir Gadzhev all found themselves on the scoresheet, with Hristov netting twice.

KF Tirana 1 – Stabaek 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Stabaek took the lead through Daigo Kobayashi with 34 minutes gone but they were pegged back five minutes after the interval when Devis Mukaj found the target.

EB/Streymur 0 – APOEL Nicosia 2 (Champions League qualifier, July 14, 2009) The visitors took the lead with just eleven minutes on the clock through Nenad Mirosavljevic, who turned the ball high into the top-right corner after receiving a low pass from the right. Substitute Marcin Zewlakow buried a deflected effort 13 minutes from time to seal the win.

Ekranas 2 – FC Baki 2 (Champions League qualifier, July 14, 2009)


Torpedo Vladimir 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 2 (Russian Cup, July 15, 2009) A Zyrianov free-kick and a Pogrebnyak penalty sowed up the win for Zenit.

FC Krasnodar 1- Spartak Moscow 2 (Russian Cup, July 15, 2009) Spartak took a 2-goal lead through Maloyan and Ananidze (excellent flowing move) before Tsukanov pulled a goal back for Krasnodar.


Kashima Antlers 1 – Kawasaki Frontale 0 (Nabisco Cup, July 15, 2009) Kashima captain Mitsuo Ogasawara won the match with a scrappy header in the box seven minutes from time.


Cruzeiro 1 – Estudiantes 2 (Agg. 1-2) (Copa Libertadores final second leg, July 15, 2009) After an even first half, Henrique put Cruzeiro in front in the 52nd minute with a slightly deflected long-range effort. The Argentine side hit back five minutes later, Gaston Fernandez finishing at the near post. Juan Sebastian Veron set up the winner, a corner headed home by Mauro Boselli. Estudiantes claimed its fourth Libertadores title and its first in 39 years.


Flamengo 1 – Palmeiras 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009) First-half goals from Souza and Ortigoza stunned the Maracana and put Palmeiras in a winning position. Adriano pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.

Coritiba 2 – Gremio 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009) Jonas had put Gremio in front but a cracking goal from Paraiba and then a second after the break from Nahuelpan won the match for the home side.

Internacional 4 – Fluminense 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009) With 15 minutes remaining the match was tied 2-2, until Taison popped up with two late goals for the hosts. The match saw four players sent off.

Santos 3 – Barueri 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009)

Santo Andre 1 – Atletico Paranaense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009)

Goias 0 – Avai FC 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 15, 2009)


New England Revolution 1 – Chicago Fire 2 (Superliga, July 15, 2009) Brian McBride put Chicago into a 33rd minute lead before Edgeras Jankauskas equalised for the Revs when his bicycle kick deflected off a Fire player and into the net. Cuauhtemoc Blanco sealed the win for the Fire by crashing home a second half free-kick.

Tigres 3 – Santos Laguna 2 (Superliga, July 15, 2009)