Monday night football: Wins for Manchester United, Real Madrid & Chelsea reserves

Malaysian Xl 0 – Manchester United 2 (Friendly, June 20, 2009) United took just 11 minutes to score against the Malaysian Xl, Federico Macheda in the right place to turn home a Fletcher cross. And two minutes later Little Mickey made it two in two since moving to the champions, Tosic’s left-wing cross caused havoc in the home defence as Michael Owen arrived on the scene to tuck home a sitter. Eight minutes from time Wayne Rooney forced the withdrawal of a Malaysian player after making an aggressive challenge for the ball in the middle of the pitch.

Shamrock Rovers 0 – Real Madrid 1 (Friendly, June 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) The Galacticos claimed a late win through a Karim Benzema goal two minutes from time in their first pre-season match. Cristiano Ronaldo failed to do much with a first-half free-kick before he was substituted at the break while at the other end Jerzy Dudek was forced into a couple of shots to save Real’s blushes.

Borussia Monchengladbach 0 – Panathinaikos 1 (Friendly, June 20, 2009) Summer signing Djibril Cisse headed home the only goal of the game with fifteen minutes left on the clock.

Crawley Town 1 – Chelsea reserves 2 (Friendly, June 18, 2009) Fabio Borini claimed a double for the Chelsea reserves, with a goal from Ben Smith sandwiched in between for the Conference side.


Wolfsburg 1 – Werder Bremen 2 (German Super Cup, June 20, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Bremen’s Per Mertesacker scored after 20 minutes and Clemens Fritz notched the winner in the 81st, after Grafite, last season’s top league scorer, had tied the game in the 67th. Captain Torsten Frings failed to convert a last-minute penalty for Bremen.


GAIS 2 – AIK Stockholm 2 (Allsvenskan, June 20, 2009) An og from Johansson and a diving header from Par Ericsson looked to have put the home side in complete control but AIK hit back with goals from Martin Kayongo-Mutumba and Ivan Obolo.

Hammarby 0 – Orgryte 1 (Allsvenskan, June 20, 2009) Orgryte finally collected their first win of the season as Marcus Allback’s third-minute goal all they needed to beat fellow strugglers Hammarby away from home.

Orebro 1 – Hacken 3 (Allsvenskan, June 20, 2009) Jonas Henricksson was the hat-trick hero for Hacken, his 56th-minute strike ultimately settling it after Roni Porokara had cut their lead to one with the Orebro goal a minute before halftime.

Malmo 0 – Halmstad 0 (Allsvenskan, June 20, 2009)