VIDEO: Man United hit seven; Man City fall in Dortmund; More Chelsea mistakes in Hamburg loss; Everton beat Everton CD; Braga force Celtic out of the CL; Ajax progress past PAOK on away goals

With Manchester United playing their final pre-season match in Ireland there was a short montage on the Red Devil’s Irish players. There were also new virals from Manchester United’s training camp with the Three Ball Routine and an interview with Mike Phelan, while Michael Owen spoke to FATV about his hopes for the new season.

Airtricity League XI 1 – Manchester United 7 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) (Longer highlights) The Airtricity League XI were shown up after 12 minutes of their friendly with Manchester United as it looked like park football when a terrible error in defence gifted Park ji-Sung the luckiest goal of his career. Just over ten minutes later it was 2-nil when a sweeping United attack eventually saw the ball fall to Little Mickey in the box and, after a lucky break, Owen flicked a sweet lob over the keeper. Within two minutes of the restart United made it three when a Valencia cross was rifled into the top corner by new-boy Javier Hernandez. The floodgates began to open on the hour when Antonio Valencia slipped in number four. Park Ji-Sung curled home number five in the 63rd and then local boy Jonny Evans got in on the goalfest with a 69th minute header. The hosts netted a consolation through Mulcahy’s neat finish but Luis Nani scored the last goal for United from the penalty spot after Chicharito had been brought down in the box.

Post match interview: Sir Alex Ferguson, Mike Phelan & Jonny Evans.

Borussia Dortmund 3 – Manchester City 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Gareth Barry’s rash sliding tackle gave away a 9th minute penalty which Lucas Barrios converted to fire Dortmund ahead. City were behind for just two minutes before Wright-Phillips whipped in a cross from the right that Jo finished in the box. City were lucky to get into the break level after Kolarov gave away the second penalty of the night but this time Joe Hart made a great save to deny Barrios. The Citizens fell behind five minutes after the break, Japanese forward Shinji Kagawa bagged his second goal since joining the Germans after Mancini’s defence were torn apart. A late third from Polish star Robert Lewandowski, after Kolo Toure was turned inside-out, sent mega-bucks City home empty handed.

Hamburg 2 – Chelsea 1 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Chelsea break the deadlock with Hamburg midway through the first half, Essien teeing up Frank Lampard for the easy opener after Pitroipa had given the ball away on the edge of his box. Early in the second half Chelsea’s Nicolas Anelka had a goal (harshly?) disallowed as the Frenchman bustled his way into the box before clipping the ball home. The Blues threw away their advantage in the 73rd minute when an ambitious Zhirkov backpass caught Turnball flatfooted and Mladen Petric burst in to bundle the ball home. The Pensioners blew it at the death, Terry was the culprit as the ball ran to Son Heung-Min in the box, the South Korean starlet ran Carvalho ragged before finishing low past Turnbull for the winner.

Everton 2 – Everton CD 0 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Jermaine Beckford’s superb header and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov’s second from a corner saw Everton continue their impressive pre-season in a historic match against their Chilean namesakes.

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Wigan 1 – Zaragoza 3 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) Wigan fell behind to Zaragoza just after the half hour when Jorge Lopez scored from the spot. Wigan were gifted an equaliser right on the stroke of half-time when Carlos Diogo rolled a free-kick straight into the path of Ben Watson and he played in Charles N’Zogbia to round goalkeeper Leo Franco and tap into an empty net. Zaragoza restored their lead 15 minutes from time when Braulio Nobrega fired home past Kirkland. Gabriel Fernandez sealed the win for the Spaniards with a stunning 35-yard effort soon after.

Hearts 0 – Wolves 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 3, 2010) Mick McCarthy’s side opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Greg Halford fired home a free-kick after Kevin Doyle was brought down by Darren Barr. Halford was also involved in Wolves’ second in the 18th minute, his long throw being met with a bullet header from Stephen Ward, while Doyle saw his shot hit the post in the 73rd minute.

Real Madrid 3 – CF America 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010) (Longer highlights) Los Blancos got off to a winning start in their first pre-season match under new coach Jose Mourinho. Sergio Canales put Real Madrid in front after good work by Ronaldo and Benzema. The Mexicans hit back to turn the match on its head thanks to goals from Enrique Esquedo and Vicente Sanchez. Their lead last just two minutes as Gonzalo Higuain equalised from a Ronaldo through ball and the winner came in the 82nd minute from a trademark blistering free-kick by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Al Hilal 3 – Bologna 2 (Pre-season friendly, August 4, 2010)

Tokyo FC 2 – LDU Quito 2 (Pens 4-3) (Suruga Bank Championship, August 3, 2010)


Celtic 2 – Braga 1 (Agg. 2-4) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Leading 3-0 from the first leg, Braga increased their advantage when Paulo Cesar glanced in a neat header midway through the first half. Gary Hooper pulled one back from close range after the break and Efrain Juarez added a header on 78 minutes but Celtic failed to rally from their 3-nil first leg hammering.

PAOK 3 – Ajax 3* (Agg. 3-3) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) After picking up a great draw in Amsterdam, PAOK struck first against Ajax in the return leg as Adelino Vieirinha steered a header into the far post from a free-kick. Ajax showed their pedigree at the start of the second half when Luis Suarez equalised and then he set up Siem de Jong for a second just a minute later. Ajax incredibly then went 3-1 up when Rasmus Lindgren whacked in a free-kick that took a bad bounce off the turf on its way into the top corner. The match then swung again just a minute later when Dimitris Salpigidis stabbed home a second for the Greeks punishing poor defending from the Dutch. After dramatically missing a penalty, PAOK managed to claim a 90th minute third courtesy of Vladimir Ivic’s late strike but Ajax qualified on away goals.

HJK Helsinki 1 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Agg. 1-5) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) 3-nil up from the first leg, Partizan wasted little time hammering the nail into HJK Helsinki’s coffin as Cleo netted his second beauty of the tie with a powerful shot in the 9th minute. The Finns levelled before the break through Mohamed Kamara but there was no comeback, rather Cleo bagged a last minute to kill the tie off in style.

Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – Unirea Urziceni 0 (Agg. 1-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Russian powerhouse Zenit scored after 33 minutes against Unirea courtesy of a neat turn and shot in the box from playmaker Danny Miguel. The Russians came close to bagging a second in the 69th minute when Kerzhakov sent an acrobatic overhead-kick on target but the Romanian keeper Giedrius Arlauskis made an amazing one-handed save.

Fenerbahce 0 – Young Boys Bern 1 (Agg. 2-3) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) The Turks were dumped out the tournament after striker Henri Bienvenu ran down the inside left channel and fired home on the angle.

Lech Poznan 0 – Sparta Prague 1 (Agg. 2-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) A second half penalty from Jiri Kladrubsky eased the Czechs into the final phase of qualifying.

Gent 1 – Dynamo Kiev 3 (Agg. 1-4) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Denys Garmash’s first half goal made sure that Gent wouldn’t recover from their 3-nil first leg defeat. Artem Milevskyi and Oleg Gusev added further Ukrainian goals after the break while Elimane Coulibaly scored a consolation for Gent.

Basel 3 – Debrecen 1 (Agg. 5-1) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Goals from Cagdas Atan, Scott Chipperfield and Xherdan Shaqiri put Basel safely through to the next round, Adamo Coulibaly scored late on for Debrecen after he’d earlier missed a penalty.

FC Copenhagen 3 – BATE Borisov 2 (Agg. 3-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Goals from Cesar Santin, Martin Jorgensen and Dame N’Doye lead the Danes through to the next round. Artem Kontsevoy and Pavel Nekhaychik scored for BATE.

Dinamo Zagreb 1 – FC Sheriff 1* (Pens. 5-6) (Agg. 2-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) (Part 1, Part 2) Vladimir Volkov slotted home for the visitors but a penalty from Sammir took the tie to a shoot-out. Dodo missed for Zagreb and substitute Artiom Haceaturov sent Sheriff through.

Zilina 3 – Litex Lovech 1 (Agg. 4-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Sandrinho put Litex in front 5 minutes after the break with a brilliant long range effort into the top corner. The home side, who had earlier missed a penalty secured their progression thanks to goals from Emil Rilke, Tomas Oravec and Momodou Ceesay.

Rosenborg 3 – AIK Stockholm 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Three goals in 21 minutes in the second half from Rade Prica, Vadim Demidov and Mikael Lustig (lovely curler) secured an easy progression for the Norwegians.

RB Salzburg 4 – Omonia Nicosia 1 (Agg. 5-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Dusan Svento set Red Bulls on their way with the opener on 21 minutes before Franz Schiemer helped himself to two goals in three minutes (37 & 40). Joaquin Boghossian made it 4-0 in the 58 the minute before Hernan Rengifo netted a last-minute consolation for the visitors.


Da Nang 1 – Hoa Phat 1 (V League, August 4, 2010)

Khanh Hoa 5 – Binh Duong 1 (V League, August 4, 2010) Part 1 & Part 2.


Deportivo Saprissa 0 – LD Alajuelense 0 (Costa Rica Apetura, August 4, 2010) Fights in the stands between police and the fans was on of the main flashpoints in the goalless draw in which Saprissa had Cordero and Centeno sent off.

Vitoria 2 – Santos 1 (Agg. 2-3) (Copa do Brasil final second-leg, August 4, 2010) Santos broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime as defender Dracena headed home a free-kick. Vitoria rallied after the interval with goals from Wallace and Junior but Santos held on to win the trophy.

A video showing Neymar’s excitement towards the end of the match can be seen here, while Robinho’s showreel can be seen here.


Deportivo Quito 2 – Deportivo San Martin 3 (Copa Sudamericana, August 4, 2010) Quito took a 22nd minute lead through Arboleda’s header from a free-kick, but San Martin levelled early in the second half when Vitti’s free-kick missed everyone to nestle in the net. Fernandez fired the hosts back ahead on the hour but the visitors, despite having Hinostroza sent off, rallied through Alemmano’s 74th minute leveller. Quito have the final say as Villamar was in the right place to power home a third in the final minute.

Atletico Huila 4 – Trujillanos FC 1 (Copa Sudamericana, August 4, 2010) Mancilla, Galviz and a Martinez penalty had Huila in control at the break, even though Garcia had levelled earlier in the opening forty-five. A last-gasp fourth from Velasquez sealed the win for the hosts.

Gremio Prudente 0 – Atletico MG 0 (Copa Sudamericana, August 4, 2010)


Puerto Rico Islanders 1 – LA Galaxy 2 (Agg. 5-3) (CONCACAF Champions League, August 4, 2010) David Foley gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute with a penalty, but Islanders defender Marco Velez scored an own-goal in the 37th to make it 1-1. Sean Franklin scored for Los Angeles in the 84th but it proved mere consolation for the MLS franchise.

Santos Laguna 5 – San Juan Jabloteh 0 (Agg. 6-0) (CONCACAF Champions League, August 4, 2010) Jose Reyes found the net twice, and Darwin Quintero, Rodolfo Salinas and Arnulfo Gonzalez also scored as Santos cruised through to the group stages.

Marathon 1 – Tauro 2 (Agg. 4-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, August 4, 2010) Claudio Labarinas scored in the 24th minute for Marathon, but Luis Renteria scored two late goals in the second half to seal the victory.


New England Revolution 1 – Puebla 1 (Pens. 5-3) (Superliga, August 4, 2010) Kenny Mansally’s second half oipener for the Revs was almost immediately wiped out by Andres Olivera’s equaliser for the Mexicans. Matt Ries was the Revs hero in the shootout as he saved Edgar Lugo’s spot kick.

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