Fulham 1 – Portsmouth 0 (Premier League, February 3, 2010) A dull game between two of the out of form sides in the division was settled in the 74th minute by Jonathan Greening who swept home the only goal after determined work by Duff.
Leeds 1 – Tottenham 3 (FA Cup 4th round replay, February 3, 2010) Elland Road fell quiet midway through the first half when David Bentley skipped down the right hand side and his cut-back was sliced into the far top corner by the ever-lethal Jermain Defoe to put Tottenham ahead. The Whites fought back valiantly after falling behind, and the home crowd ending up roaring the team into the break after Luciano Becchio bundled home the equaliser in a move in which several Leeds players were offside. Tottenham regained the lead midway through the second half when the David Bentley-Jermain Defoe partnership struck again as the greased-back winger whipped in a low cross that the striker gobbled up. With Leeds throwing caution to the wind at the death, Spurs hoofed the ball up to Jermain Defoe and the forward showed all his confidence to race through on goal and net his hat-trick to set up a tie at Bolton in the fifth round for Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham side. (Defoe’s complete hat-trick can be seen here.)
Inter Milan 1 – Fiorentina 0 (Coppa Italia, February 3, 2010) Inter took a late first half lead against Fiorentina in the Italian cup when Balotelli rolled Cesare Natali off balance to rob the ball in the inside left channel and the the striker found Diego Milito who planted the ball in the net.
Sevilla 2 – Getafe 0 (Copa Del Rey semi-final first-leg, February 3, 2010) Luis Fabiano broke the deadlocked moments before halftime as he rose well at the far post to head Adriano’s cross back across goal and beyond Ustari. The second goal arrived in the 80th minute as Jesus Navas burst into the box and his low cross deflected off Mario’s foot and beyond Ustari.
Toulouse 1 – Marseille 2 (AET) (Coupe De La Ligue, February 3, 2010) Toulouse got their noses in front of OM in the league cup just before the hour mark, French international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac bundled home a cross at the back post. Brandao equalised with four minutes remaining and in extra time won the match with a left footed strike.
Villefranche sur Saone 2 – Saint-Etienne 2* (Pens. 1-3) (Coupe De France, February 3, 2010)
FC Twente 2 – Heracles 0 (Eredivisie, February 3, 2010) Title hopeful FC Twente struck just before the break at home with Heracles, Perez flicked on a free-kick to Bryan Ruiz and the striker drilled a low shot into the far corner. A horrendous defensive blunder in the visitors defence gifted Blaise NKufo the second for Steve McClaren’s men.
PSV 2 – Utrecht 1 (Eredivisie, February 3, 2010) PSV struck after six minutes against Utrecht when the new Zlatan, Ola Toivonen, crashed home a left wing cross on the volley. But the lead was short lived as Sander Keller bundled home a set play to bring the visitors level. PSV retook the lead after the break when defensive midfielder Orlando Engelaar curled a rare beauty into the top corner.
Ajax 4 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, February 3, 2010) An early second half Luis Suarez penalty put Ajax in front against Roda. Suarez bagged hos second of the game with another penalty in the 69th minute and 10 minutes later Suarez sealed his hat-trick and put the game to bed. The Uruguayan Suarez then made it a night to remember claiming an incredible fourth and leave him on course to break scoring records this season at Ajax. (Suarez’s complete four goal haul can be seen here.)
FC Groningen 2 – ADO Den Haag 0 (Eredivisie, February 3, 2010) Goals in either half by Andreas Granqvist and Danny Holla guided Groningen to their fourth home win of the season as they further established themselves in mid-table by beating Den Haag.
Sparta 1 – Vitesse 1 (Eredivisie, February 3, 2010) Vitesse scored a late equaliser to deny Sparta a vital win at the bottom end of the table. Erik Falkenburg gave Sparta the lead on the hour, but first half substitute Dalibor Stefanovic rescued a point for Vitesse a minute from time.
Benfica 3 – Leiria 0 (Liga Sagres, February 3, 2010) Oscar Cardozo opened the scoring on 10 minutes. The seconding off of Silas for Leiria six minutes later meant second half goals from Javier Saviola and Ruben Amorim wrapped up the victory with a fine right-footed strike from distance.
Braga 0 – Rio Ave 0 (Pens. 5-6) (Taca de Portugal, February 3, 2010)
Panathinaikos 2 – Kallithea 0 (Greek Cup, February 3, 2010)
Antalyaspor 2 – Galatasaray 1 (Turkish Cup, February 3, 2010) Arda Turan gave Gala a 10th minute lead from a corner but Serge Djiehoua and Necati Ates turned the match in Antalyaspor’s favour before the break.
Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 – Trabzonspor 1 (Turkish Cup, February 3, 2010) The hosts took the lead in controversial circumstances on the half hour when Mustafa Kose was adjudged to have steered the ball over the line despite the hosts having several clear-cut opportunities to convincingly whack the ball in the net, but failing to do so. The visitors salvaged a late draw from the cup tie as Hrvoje Cale struck two minutes from time for Trabzonspor.
Anderlecht 3 – Club Brugge 2 (Jupiler League, February 3, 2010) Defender Roland Juhasz gave Anderlecht the lead inside five minutes, but goals either side of half-time from Vadis Odjija Ofoe and Rostand Kouemaha put Brugge 2-1 up. The sending-off of visiting substitute Ronald Vargas turned the game back in the hosts’ favour. Another substitute, Nicolas Frutos, levelled within three minutes of coming on before Mbark Boussoufa settled the match late on.
KV Mechelen 1 – Germinal Beerschot 0 (Jupiler League, February 2, 2010) Mechelen moved above Germinal into fifth place as substitute Yoni Buyens, who came on as a 64th minute substitute for Kevin Beudens, netted the only goal with 12 minutes remaining.
Cruzeiro 7 – Real Potosi 0 (Agg. 8-1) (Copa Libertadores Qualification, February 3, 2010) Wellington Paulista fired past both goalkeeper Mauro Machado and defender Alvaro Ricaldi to open the scoring in the 28th minute and then set up Thiago Ribeiro to widen the gap two minutes later. Kleber made it 3-nil in the 39th after being found by Jonathan, who added the fourth in first half injury time. Real Potosi forward Gerardo Yecerotte was sent off for fouling Kleber at the start of the second half and midfielder Gonzalo Galindo followed after a second yellow card in the 74th minute. Eliandro, Bernardo and Ecuadorian midfielder Joffre Guerron added further goals in the final four minutes of the game.
Estudiantes Tecos 1 – Juan Aurich 2 (Agg. 1-4) (Copa Libertadores Qualification, February 3, 2010) Luis Fernando Suarez’s team became the first Peruvian side to win a Copa Libertadores match in Mexico thanks to a 43rd-minute header by Luis Tejada and a 73rd minute strike from Ricardo Ciciliano. Juan Aurich defender Willy Alexander Rivas was sent off in the 65th minute and Fredy Bareiro reduced the deficit eleven minutes later, but the visitors celebrated reaching the group stage for only the second time.
Boca Juniors 3 – Lanus 1 (Clausura, February 3, 2010)
Gimnasia de La Plata 3 – Estudiantes 1 (Clausura, February 3, 2010) Denis Stracqualursi put the home side ahead on the stroke of halftime with a diving header after winger Diego Villar’s cross had taken a deflection off Veron. Stracqualursi doubled the lead against bitter city rivals Estudiantes 10 minutes from time, beforeÂ Juan Sebastian Veron pulled a late goal back for Estudiantes. An injury-time strike by substitute Juan Cuevas made the Argentine Clausura championship win safe for Gimnasia.
Huracan 2 – Newells Old Boys 1 (Clausura, February 3, 2010)
Ponte Preta 2 – Corinthians 1 (Campeonato Paulista, February 3, 2010)
Sao Paulo 3 – Sao Caetano 0 (Campeonato Paulista, February 3, 2010)
Flamengo 3 – Olaria 3 (Campeonato Carioca, February 3, 2010)
Molde 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Friendly, February 3, 2010) Shakhtar took a first half lead against Norwegian outfit Molde in a friendly when Oleksandr Gladky produced a fine finish to find the top corner after being teed up be Fernandinho. Fernandinho received his marching orders before the break, but despite being down to 10-men the Ukrainians bagged a second just before the final whistle asOlexiy Gai scored.
Unirea Urziceni 2 – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 0 (Friendly, February 3, 2010)
Red Star Belgrade 0 – Matersburg 1 (Friendly, February 3, 2010)