VIDEO: Benfica rout Everton in the Europa League; Roma peg back Fulham; Berg downs Celtic; Hertha lose (again) to Heerenveen

Fulham 1 – AS Roma 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Midway through the first half Brede Hangeland rose highest to head home a corner to give the Cottagers the lead. Jeremy Menez missed a penalty for the Italian side before Marco Andreolli did eventually equalise deep into injury time, the young defender chested down a corner and hit a volley that Schwarzer could not keep out.

Benfica 5 – Everton 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) A well-taken back post volley from Argentine forward Javier Saviola put Benfica ahead against the Toffees. The home side came roaring out the blocks at the start of the second half and ran riot, particularly down the left. Di Maria crossed for Oscar Cardozo to finish the second, and the same players combined for Cardozo to bag his second a minute later. Central defender Luisao claimed the fourth to cap three goals in a five minute spell. With seven minutes remaining Javier Saviola completed the rout.

Celtic 0 – Hamburg 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Swedish striker Marcus Berg fired home the only goal of the game midway through the second half.

Shakhtar Donetsk 4 – Toulouse 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) A Fernandinho penalty and a fine Adriano finish put Shakhtar Donetsk 2-up over Toulouse after 24 minutes. Before the break Tomas Hubschman headed home the third and early in the second half Adriano bagged his second of the game from close range.

RB Salzburg 1 – Levski Sofia 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Dusan Svento scored the only goal of the game with a powerful left footed drive.

BATE Borisov 2 – AEK Athens 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Ismael Blanco had given the away team the lead from the penalty spot but Aleksandr Pavlov equalised from close range and Aleksandr Alumona scored the winner with four minutes remaining.

Steaua Bucharest 0 – Fenerbahce 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Former Sheffield United winger Colin Kazim-Richards slotted home a Roberto Carlos cross for the only goal of the game.

Athletic Bilbao 2 – Nacional 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Ruben Micael fired the Portuguese side into the lead three minites before the break. Joseba Etxeberria equalised midway through the second period before Fernando Llorente won the match late on.

Valencia 1 – Slavia Prague 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Riste Naumov has give Prague a shock lead, David Navarro equalised for the home team.

Sheriff 2 – Twente 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Wilfreid Benjamin Balima netted four minutes before the half-time whistle before a Franca Jymmy effort deep in injury-time settled a match in which Steve McClaren’s side showed none of the pedigree which has seen them to the top of the Eredivisie standings.

Austria Vienna 2 – Werder Bremen 2 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Ex-Chelsea striker Claudio Pizarro put Bremen 2-up with his second just after the hour, goals from Emin Sulimani and Thiago Schumacher rescued a point for the home side.

Hapoel Tel Aviv 5 – Rapid Vienna 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) The match came to life after half-an-hour, an Andreas Dober og put Hapoel in front only for Steffen Hofmann to equalise two minutes later. In the second half Hapoel ran riot with goals from Zurab Menteshashvili (a stunner), Itay Shechter, Gil Vermouth and Maaran Lala.

Lazio 2 – Villareal 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Mauro Zarate chipped home the first for Lazio only for Sebastian Eguren to head home the equalier five minutes before the break. Matuzalem was sent off for Lazio in the second half but two minutes into injury time they condemmed the Yellow Submarine to defeat with a goal from Tommaso Rocchi.

Ventspils 1- Sporting Lisbon 2 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Miguel Veloso put Sorting in front straight from a corner, Laizans brought the home team back into the match from the penalty spot but a stunning long range effort from Joao Moutinho won the match.

Club Brugge 2 – Partizan Belgrade 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Ivan Perisic scored the opener, missed a penalty and saw his 58th minute shot turned in by Rajko Brezancic.

Hertha Berlin 0 – Heerenveen 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Hernan Losada slid home the winner nine minutes before the break.

Ajax 2 – Dinamo Zagreb 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Uruguayan hitman Luis Suarez scored the first from the spot on three minutes, Dennis Rommedahl doubled the lead with nine minutes to go. Ivan Tomecak scored a late consolation.

Galatasaray 4 – Dinamo Bucharest 1 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Harry Kewell, Shabani Nonda (2) and Elano (penalty) were on target for Gala. Bostina pulled a consolation back for Dinamo.

Lille 3 – Genoa 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Ludovic Obraniak, Robert Vittek and Eden Hazard scored for the French side.

FC Timisoara 0 – Anderlecht 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009)

PSV Eindhoven 1 – FC Copenhagen 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Jonathan Reis finished from a  Dzsudzsak cross on 71 minutes.

CSKA Sofia 0 – FC Basel 2 (Europa League, October 22, 2009)

Sparta Prague 2 – CFR Cluj 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009)

Panithinaikos 1 – Sturm Graz 0 (Europa League, October 22, 2009) Dimitris Salpigidis scored a penalty on the hour.

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Fluminense 2 – Univ. de Chile 2 (Copa Sudamericana, October 22, 2009) Fred scored twice to give Fluminense a commanding lead, but Walter Montillo and Juan Manuel Olivera pulled Universidad level in front of a meager crowd of just over 1,000 in Maracana.

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San Juan Jabloteh 2 – Marathon 4 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 22, 2009) Marathon defeated San Juan helped by three second half goals from Jerry Nelson Palacios.

Comunicaciones 2 – Pumas UNAM 1 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 22, 2009)


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