VIDEO: Aston Villa win the Peace Cup; Espanyol beat Liverpool; Wilshere at the double as Arsenal beat Rangers; Tottenham lose to South China

Aston Villa 0 – Juventus 0 (Peace Cup, August 2, 2009) (Pens. 4-3) Martin O’Neill’s side won the Peace Cup, beating Juventus on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes of football. Alessandro Del Piero could have won it for Juve but his penalty was woeful, Carlos Cuellar was the Villa hero, beating Buffon to win the Cup.

Espanyol 3 – Liverpool 0 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Espanyol opened the Cornella-El Prat Stadium in style, with an impressive win over Liverpool. Luis Garcia nipped in between defenders to claim the first and former Chelsea striker Ben Sahar scored two after coming on as a substitute. Steven Gerrard went close twice with long range efforts.

Arsenal 3 – Rangers 0 (Emirates Cup, August 2, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Arsenal took the lead against Rangers within two minutes thanks to Jack Wilshere. Eduardo doubled the lead in the 10th minute with a smooth left-footed finish. Wilshere was unlucky not to score his second just before the break after some great skill. (Both first-half goals here and highlights of the first 45 here.) Late in the game, man of the match Jack Wilshere wrapped the game up. (Arsenal lift the Emirates Cup here.)

South China 2 – Tottenham 0 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) After Spurs had dominated a sluggish opening period, South China took the lead thanks to an excellent strike from Chan Siu Ki on 52 minutes. Li Haiqiang grabbed the second from the penalty spot.

Cheltenham 0 – Birmingham City 4 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) Gary O’Connor opened the scoring, Sebastian Larsson scored the second, Kevin Phillips capitalised on some poor defending for the third and Albert Fetackey claimed the fourth.

Norwich 3 – Wigan 2 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) The Latics went in front after just nine minutes through Charles N’Zogbia’s cool finish, but the Canaries levelled as Chris Martin sidefooted home Jon Otsemobor’s cross after some poor defending on the right. Wigan quickly regained the lead through Cho Won-Hee who produced a superb finish after being set up by Jason Scotland’s clever pass. But the hosts had the final word, quickly equalising through Martin’s second goal of the game before Simon Whaley slipped the ball past keeper Mike Pollitt.

Dundee United 1 – Newcastle 1 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) Andy Carroll put the Toon ahead. Five minutes later Steve Harper saved a Danny Swanson penalty only for David Goodwillie to score from another penalty late on.

Atletico Madrid 1 – PSG 1 (Emirates Cup, August 2, 2009) Sergio Aguero won and then converted a penalty to put Atletico in front against PSG. Ludovic Giuly equalised in the 71st minute.

Swansea 4 – Kilmarnock 1 (Friendly, August 2, 2009) Mark Gower fired in a 34th minute penalty after Nathan Dyer was brought down. Gower went on the complete a hat-trcik inside 30 minutes before Killie striker Conor Sammon headed in a 74th minute consolation. Young striker Chad Bond completed the rout with an 81st minute header for the Swans.


SpVgg Neckarelz 1 – Bayern Munich 3 (DFB Pokal, August 2, 2009) Bayern Munich were held goalless in the first-half by SpVgg Neckarelz, but hit three goals in the second 45 minutes with Mario Gomez scoring twice and Hamit Altintop grabbing the other. The hosts did grab a consolation of their own through Heiko Throm.

Lotte 0 – Bochum 1 (DFB Pokal, August 2, 2009) Bochum only just avoided embarrassment with a narrow win over Lotte thanks to a Diego Klimowicz goal.

Eintracht Trier 3 – Hannover 1 (DFB Pokal, August 2, 2009) Trier became the round’s biggest giantkillers despite going behind just before half-time when Jan Rosenthal netted for Hannover.Martin Wagner and Josef Cinar turned the game around before Sahr Senesie sealed the win in stoppage time.

Oberneuland 0 – Hoffenheim 2 (DFB Pokal, August 2, 2009)

Union Berlin 0 – Werder Bremen 5 (DFB Pokal, August 2, 2009) Bremen had no problems seeing off second division side Union Berlin with both Boubacar Sanogo and new summer signing Marcelo Moreno grabbing a brace. Naldo scored the other goal for Thomas Schaaf’s men.


Feyenoord 2 – NEC 0 (Eredivisie, August 2, 2009) Jon Dahl Tomasson capitalised on a poor defensive header to round the keeper and fire Feyenoord in front at home to NEC. A penalty from Leroy Fer doubled the score.

Groningen 0 – Ajax 2 (Eredivisie, August 2, 2009) Miralem Sulejmani and Dennis Rommedahl were the goal scorers in either half for Martin Jol’s side.

PSV 3 – VVV Venlo 3 (Eredivisie, August 2, 2009) Nordin Amrabat and Ola Toivonen scored first-half goals to put PSV in control against Venlo but Achmed Ahahaoui and Keisuke Honda put the visitors level by the hour. Toivonen headed home his second eight minutes before time but three minutes later Ruben Schaken took advantage of sloppy defending by Dirk Marcelis and salvaged a draw.

Sparta 0 – FC Twente 2 (Eredivisie, August 1, 2009) Bryan Ruiz scored a brilliant chip in the Twente win.


Roeselare 1 – Germinal Beerschot 1 (Jupiler League, August 1, 2009) Roeselare almost began with a win, after Mahamadou Dissa gave them an 83rd-minute lead against Germinal Beerschot, however Daniel Cruz equalised in the 90th minute.

KV Mechelen 4 – Westerlo 1 (Jupiler League, August 1, 2009) KV Mechelen thrashed Westerlo thanks to goals from Aloys Nong, David Destorme (2) and Julien Gorius.

Lokeren 1 – Zulte-Waregem 1 (Jupiler League, August 1, 2009) Lokeren had Ibrahima Gueye sent off in their 1-1 home draw against Zulte Waregem, and relinquished the early lead given to them by Sulejman Smajic when Stijn Meert equalised eight minutes from the end.

Racing Genk 1 – Mouscron 2 (Jupiler League, August 1, 2009) Nigeria-born Bahrain international Jaycee John grabbed his first two goals of the season to hand Mouscron victory.

Kortrijk 0 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, August 1, 2009)Goals from Mbark Boussoufa and Marcin Wasilewski gave Anderlecht an opening-weekend win.

Charleroi 1 – Club Brugge 2 (Jupiler League, August 2, 2009)


Besiktas 0 – Fenerbahce 2 (Turkish Super Cup, August 2, 2009) Two goals from Brazilian striker Alex led Fener to victory of the reigning Turkish champions Besiktas.


IFK Gothenburg 2 – Hacken 2 (Allsvenskan, August 2, 2009) IFK rallied from a two-goal deficit at its home ground with goals from Hannes Stiller in the 86th minute and Thomas Olsson in the 90th.

Kalmar 3 – Elfsborg 1 (Allsvenskan, August 2, 2009) The Elm brothers, David and Rasmus, scored in each half for Kalmar while Abiola Dauda chipped in with a late third for the hosts. Kalmar are now unbeaten in eight matches and taken top spot in Sweden.

Brommapojkarna 2 – Halmstad 1 (Allsvenskan, August 2, 2009)


Fredrikstad 1 – Viking 0 (Tippeligaen, August 2, 2009) Celso Borges’ soliatry strike was enough to hand the hosts victory.


Sturm Graz 2 – Mattersburg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 2, 2009)

Rapid Vienna 5 – Austria Karnten 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 2, 2009)

Austria Vienna 3 – Kapfenberg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 2, 2009)

RB Salzburg 3 – LASK Linz 2 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 1, 2009)


Piast Gliwice 1 – Lech Poznan 3 (Ekstraklasa, August 2, 2009)


Hajduk Split 0 – Zadar 1 (1. HNL, August 2, 2009)


Houston Dynamo 4 – DC United 3 (MLS, August 1, 2009)


Atletico Paranaense 1 – Fluminense 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009) Fluminense dropped to last place after a losing at Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba. Midfielder Paulo Baier gave Atletico the win with a 41st minute free-kick goal.

Flamengo 1 – Nautico 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009) Flamengo escaped defeat to second-to-last place Nautico at Maracana stadium thanks to an 81st minute equaliser by defender Leo Moura. Nautico had opened the scoring with low shot by striker Gilmar in the 24th.

Vitoria 0 – Sao Paulo 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009) Dagoberto scored the winner for Sao Paulo in Salvador by clearing a defender inside the area and firing a powerful strike into the left upper corner of Vitoria Colombian goalkeeper Julian Viafara.

Corinthians 0 – Avai FC 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009)

Atletico Mineiro 3 – Coritiba 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009)

Gremio 4 – Cruzeiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009) Sixth-place Gremio came from behind to rout Cruzeiro 4-1 at Olimpico stadium in Porto Alegre. Argentine striker Maxi Lopez netted the fourth goal just two minutes from the end.

Santo Andre 1 – Goias 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 2, 2009) Third-place Goias also needed a late goal to remain near the leaders, beating Santo Andre 2-1 in Santo Andre behind Julio Cesar’s goal two minutes into injury time.


England 0 – Ukraine 2 (U19 European Championships final, August 2, 2009) Denys Garmash got Ukraine off to a flying start as he crashed home a near-post volley from a fifth-minute corner. England fought back as Nathan Delfouneso was denied a goal by the offside flag and Danny Drinkwater and Henri Lansbury squandered chances. But a precise Dmytro Korkishko strike on 50 minutes put Ukraine out of reach.