Tottenham played two friendlies on Tuesday night, winning in Portugal and Roman Pavlyuchenko (eye witness footage) seeing a Spurs XI past Ipswich 1-0.
Benfica 0 – Tottenham 1 (Eusebio Cup, August 3, 2010) The Portuguese champions had the better of the first half with Huerelho Gomes in the Spurs goal keeping Benfica at bay. Carlo Cudicini was also called upon a number of times in the second half to keep the clean sheet for Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham side. The match winner came on 53 minutes, Jermain Defoe broke down the left, squared inside for Giovani Dos Santos to brilliantly flick inside for the onrushing Gareth Bale to poke home Spurs’ winner and secure the Eusebio Cup for Tottenham.
Tottenham Hotspur: Gomes (Cudicini, 45); Walker (Naughton, 45), Dawson, Corluka, Bale (Rose, 62; Lennon, Huddlestone, Jenas, Modric (Kranjcar, 45); Giovani (Townsend, 70); Crouch (Defoe, 45)
Deportivo La Coruna 0 – Newcastle 0* (Pens. 3-5)Â (Teresa Herrera Cup, August 3, 2010) Joey Barton missed a penalty on 86 minutes but stepped up to convert in the penalty shoot-out. Peter Lovenkrands, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll and Ryan Taylor also scored.
Bristol Rovers 1 – Stoke 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) All the goals came in the first half, Tuncay Sanli scored the opener for Stoke, Dominic Blizzard equalised and Ricardo Fuller won the match for the Potters.
Panathinaikos 3 – Inter Milan 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) Djibril Cisse tapped in the opener and then powered in the second in typical style. Samuel Eto’o pulled a goal back for the Champions League holders but Sebastian Leto grabbed the third for the Greeks and Philippe Coutinho bagged his first goal for the Nerazzurri as a consolation.
Napoli 2 – Wolfsburg 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) Andrea Dossena scored a cute volley for Napoli’s opener, Edin Dzeko equalised from a penalty before Marek Hamsik won the match, also from 12 yards.
Palermo 2 – Bochum 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) North Korean World Cup star Tae Se Jong gave Bochum the lead in the first minute but this was cancelled out by Abel Hernandez twenty minutes later, Giovanni Federico put Bochum in front again with a fine curling effortÂ just before the hour only for Javier Pastore to restore parity again with a surging individual effort.
Anderlecht 3 – TNS 0 (Agg. 6-1) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 3, 2010) Tom De Sutter notched the opener on 17 minutes before wonderkid Romelu Lukaku claimed a brace within five minutes on 69 and 74 after coming on as a substitute to confirm his reputation as the “new Didier Drogba.”
Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 – Aktobe 1 (Agg. 3-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 3, 2010) Eran Zehavi swept home an Itay Shechter cross for Hapoel to level on aggregate. New signing Ben Sahar scored the second on the half hour after rounding the keeper and a fine first half was completed by a comical own goal lob by Elhadj Ba. Tieshev pulled one back on 90 minutes for Aktobe.
Rapid Vienna 3 – Beroe 0 (Agg. 4-1) (Europa League qualifier third-round first leg, August 3, 2010) Nikica Jelavic headed home the opener on five minutes. On the hour Nikica Jelavic doubled the lead with an excellent long range strike that powered into the Beroe net. Eleven minutes later Markus Katzer completed the win.
Valerenga 8 – Start Kristiansand 1 (Tippeligaen, August 2, 2010) It a bizarre match it was Start was took the lead early doors when Solomon James Owello whacked home a 25-yard rocket that no keeper on the planet could have stopped. The hosts managed to go into the break ahead however courtesy of goals from Bengt Henning Saeternes and Bojan Zajic, while after the interval Mohammed Abdellaoue took centre-stage as he scored a hat-trick in the rout.
Universidad de Chile 0 – Chivas 2 (Agg. 1-3) (Copa Libertadores semi-final second leg, August 3, 2010) Chivas recorded a stunning away win to secure their place in the final. Xavier Baez (poor keeping)Â and Jonny Magallon scored in each half for the Mexican side.
Isidro Metapan – Seattle SoundersÂ 1 (Agg. 2-1) (CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round, August 3, 2010) Metapan had taken an 18th minute lead when Anel Canalez headed home a Suarez cross. The MLS side secured their progression to the group stages when Alvaro Fernandez headed home on 73.
Cruz Azul 6 – San Francisco 0 (Agg. 9-2) (CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round, August 3, 2010) Javier Orozco scored a hat-trick, Argentine Maximiliano Biancucchi added a brace and Edgar Garcia scored the other for Cruz. The pick of the goals were the second, scored by Biancucchi and the fourth by Garcia.
Motagua 2 – Toronto FC 2 (Agg. 2-3) (CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round, August 3, 2010) Toronto advanced for the first time in their history to the group stages of the competition. Amado Guevara opened the scoring with a diving header in the sixth minute, Dwayne De Rosario pulled a goal back for TorontoÂ on 58. Motagua took the lead again with a cracking shot into the top corner from Guevara again but Chad Barrett equalised on the night with 11 minutes to go.
Defensor Sp. 2 – Olimpia Asuncion 0 (Copa Sudamericana, August 3, 2010) Mora scored both goals in either half, the second an eye catching chest down and volley.
Ponte Preta 2 – Santo Andre 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 3, 2010) Goals from Reis and Moacir in the second half pushed Ponte Preta up to tenth.
America RN 1 – Portuguesa 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 3, 2010) Dodo put the away side in front from the penalty spot. On 78 Fabricio Silva doubled the lead following some awful kicking by the keeper, two minutes later Adalberto have America RN hope but in the 90th minute Fabricio Silva scored his second.