Barnsley 0 – Manchester United 2 (Carling Cup, October 27, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) A simple header from Danny Welbeck from an Anderson corner after just six minutes put Manchester United in the lead at Barnsley. (First half highlights here.) On the hour Little Mickey scored a classy second for United, the striker slickly beating his marker before drilling a low shot into the bottom corner. Gary Neville then got himself sent off for a studs-up challenge on Tykes’ winger Adam Hammill.
Tottenham 2 – Everton 0 (Carling Cup, October 27, 2009) Tom Huddlestone claimed the first with a powerful left foot finish in the first-half. Early in the second-half Spurs claimed their place in the quarter-finals with Robbie Keane volleying home after Howard had saved a penalty from the Irishman as well as follow-ups from Bale and Bentley. Harry Redknapp’s post-match comments can be seen here.
Alcorcon 4 – Real Madrid 0 (Copa del Rey first-leg, October 27, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Unbelievably, Real Madrid found themselves 3-down to minnows Alcorcon after 40 minutes in the Copa del Rey. Borja Perez put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes before former Liverpool man Alvaro Arbeloa turned a cross into his own net after 22 minutes. The humiliation then took on extreme proportions as Ernesto Gomez put the third tier club into wonderland with a third five minutes before the break. One of the all-time great giant-killings then became an even greater reality as more appalling Los Blancos defender allowed Borja Perez to notch his second following a 52nd minute free-kick. At the full time whistle, Alcorcon couldn’t stop their fans invading the pitch the celebrate.
Atletico Ciudad 2 – Sevilla 4 (Copa del Rey first-leg, October 27, 2009) Luis Fabiano bagged a brace, Jesus Nacas and Diego Capel scored the others for Sevilla. Roldan claimed both for the home side.
Recreativo Huelva 1 – Sporting Gijon 1 (Copa del Rey first-leg, October 27, 2009) Daniel Candeias claimed a fourth-minute opener for the hosts, who were relegated from the top flight last season, and Mate Bilic drew Sporting level in the 47th minute.
Marbella 0 – Atletico Madrid 2 (Copa del Rey first-leg, October 27, 2009) An 18th-minute own goal by Troyano eased any Atletico fears and an 83rd-minute strike by Maxi Rodriguez ensured a winning start for Flores.
Bristol Rovers 0 – Leeds 4 (League One, October 27, 2009) The home side lost their fourth successive match, goalscorers for Leeds were Jermaine Beckford (2), Sam Vokes and Tresor Kandol.
Arka Gdynia 2 – West Ham 2 (Friendly, October 27, 2009) 19-year-old Terry Dixon fired West Ham into the lead in Poland, the striker burying a shot in the Arka net following a 19th minute free-kick. 19-year-old Swiss left-back Fabio Daprela doubled the Londoners lead after 64 minutes, before Filip Burkhardt scored for the Poles to give the hosts hope of a comeback. With three minutes remaining Bartosz Lawa grabbed an equaliser for Arka.
Greuther Furth 1 – Stuttgart 0 (DFB Pokal, October 27, 2009) After a patient build up on the half hour, Bernd Nehrig managed to cut in from the right and drill home the only goal of the game as Furth caused a major upset over Stuttgart.
Eintracht Trier 0 – FC Cologne 3 (DFB Pokal, October 27, 2009) Goals from Milivoje Novakovic, Youssef Mohamad and Maniche ensured Cologne continue to fly the flag as the only Bundesliga side so far to have made it to the quarter-finals.
Osnabruck 3 – Borussia Dortmund 2 (DFB Pokal, October 27, 2009) A brace from Angelo Barletta and a Benjamin Siegert strike saw Osnabruck continue their giant-killing streak after seeing off Hamburg in the last round. Nuri Sahin scored the first consolation for Dortmund with a Lucas Barrios strike six minutes into stoppage time coming too late to make any difference.
Feyenoord 2 – FC Den Bosch 0 (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009) Brazilian defender Andre Bahia helped Feyenoord to an early lead against Eerstedivisie outfit Den Bosch, and young midfielder Stefan Babovic decided the game in the dying minutes of the match when he fired home after being brilliantly set up by Karim el Ahmadi.
Sparta 1* – VVV Venlo 1 (Pens. 5-4) (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009) Prolific hitman Sandro Calabro opened the score for VVV after 20 minutes of play, but Sparta did not give up and equalised moments before the break via Kevin Strootman. VVV missed their fifth spot kick and Dele Adeleye fired his team to the next round with a well taken penalty.
Heracles 3 – HFC Haarlem 0 (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009) Heracles were never really troubled by Eerstedivisie side Haarlem and recorded a comfortable home win. Bas Dost and Everton helped Heracles to a 2-0 lead at half-time and Mark Jan Fledderus added to Haarlem’s misery after the break.
De Treffers 1 – NAC Breda 6 (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009) The Eredivisie outfit picked up an early lead via goals from Leonardo (2), Matthew Amoah, Anthony Lurling and Donny Gorter, before Bas Bakker pegged one back for the hosts. NAC were not too impressed though and Csaba Feher made it six for the Breda side around the hour mark.
Go Ahead Eagles 4 – FC Emmen 2 (AET) (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009)
Jong de Graafschap 1 – FC Zwolle 0 (KNVB Beker, October 27, 2009)
Standard Liege 2 – Lierse 1 (Beker van Belgie, October 27, 2009)
Panserraikos 3 – Olympiakos 1 (Greek Cup, October 27, 2009) Zico’s Olympiakos crashed out of the Greek Cup at the hands of second-division club Panserraikos. Panserraikos scored through Leozinho (17), Stephanos Athanasiadis (52) and a Lucas Rimoldi penalty (83). Olympiakos pulled a goal back through Costas Mitroglou in the 62nd.
Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Carlsberg Cup, October 27, 2009) In a hard-fought match an 82nd minute strike from Matias Fernandez seemed to have given Sporting a much needed victory. But Rui Miguel’s powerful drive in the dying seconds earned the hosts a share of the points.
Belenenses 1 – Gil Vicente 1 (Carlsberg Cup, October 27, 2009) Lopes Lima’s opener on the half hour for the hosts was cancelled out by Rui Pedro midway through the second half.
Bytovia II Bytow 0 – Wisla Krakow 2 (Puchar Polski, October 27, 2009) Goals in each half from Piotr Cwielong and Wojciech Lobodzinski sent Wisla through to the next round of the cup.
Dolcan Zabki 3 – Korona Kielce 4 (AET) (Puchar Polski, October 27, 2009) A thrilling ding-dong battle was settled by Dariusz Latka’s 109th minute winner.
Kalmar 5 – Malmo 4 (Allsvenskan, October 27, 2009) Ricardo Santos had given the hosts an early lead but Malmo hit back withÂ a braceÂ from Daniel LarssonÂ and anÂ Edward Ofere effort. Abiloa Dauda and Daniel Sobralense brought Kalmar back on level terms, but Ofere struck once more toÂ put Malmo in the driving seat. Sobralense evened things up five minutes from time before Dauda sealed an unlikelyÂ victory in the dying seconds.
IFK Gothenburg 2 – Halmstad 2 (Allsvenskan, October 27, 2009) IFK were trailing at the interval to first half goals from Emir Kujovic and Jonas Saevarsson, butÂ a Tobias Hysen doubleÂ in the 53rd and 77th minutes rescued a point for IFK. They return to the top of the table on goal difference, though nearest challengers AIK have a game in hand with just one round remaining.
Newells Old Boys 1 – Racing Club 0 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Racing Club, waiting for the promised arrival of Lothar Matthaus as their new coach, lost 1-0 at Newell’s Old Boys on Tuesday to remain joint bottom in the Argentine championship. Central defender Juan Insaurralde poked the ball home in a goal-mouth melee in the 69th minute after a corner, lifting Newell’s to second in the Apertura standings.
Atletico Tucuman 1 – Velez Sarsfield 2 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Velez won 2-1 at Atletico Tucuman with a Maxi Moralez penalty four minutes into stoppage time. Atletico, who had had the better of the game, were furious with the penalty decision, claiming Velez’s Rolando Zarate had dived, and remonstrated with referee Pablo Lunati, who was escorted off the pitch by riot police.
Godoy Cruz 1 – Estudiantes 2 (Apertura, October 27, 2009) Centre back Leandro Desabato scored the winner six minutes from time. Godoy Cruz had defender Leonardo Sigali sent off with two minutes left and team mate Carlos Valencia was also shown the red card three minutes into stoppage time.