Wolves crash to 10-man Birmingham; Milan Baros scores an overhead kick for Galatasaray

Birmingham 2 – Wolves 0 (Championship, April 6, 2009) Lee Carsely was rightly sent-off for a shocking tackle on Wolves’ striker Chris Iwelumo in the 37th minute, but despite being a man down Birmingham took the points. Second half goals from Cameron Jerome and Garry O’Connor were enough to move the Blues to within two points of Mick McCarthy’s men.

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Gaziantepspor 0 – Galatasaray 1 (Super Lig, April 6, 2009) Milan Baros scored the only goal ten minutes in with a brilliant overhead kick. Gala sit in fourth spot, level on points with Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor.

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Rio Ave 0 – Nacional 3 (Superliga, April 6, 2009) Rio Ave’s bid to avoid relegation took a bitter blow at the hands of Nacional, Cleber Oliveira opened midway through he first half with a header before Cleber doubled his tally in the second half. Duje Cop sealed the win in injury time.

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Ashdod 0 – Maccabi Haifa 3 (Ligat ha’Al, April 6, 2009) Shlomi Arbeitman scored the opener in the 19th minute with an excellent left-footed shot into the bottom right corner. In the 63rd minute, Gustavo Boccoli whipped in an inch-perfect cross for Lior Rafaelov to head in the second. Eight minutes later the Boccoli struck a fantastic shot from 20-yard, as Haifa returned to the top of the table.

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Helsingborg 1 – IFK Gothenburg 0 (Allsvenskan, April 6, 2009) The big match in round one of the new Swedish season went the way of Henrik Larsson’s boys, Marcus Lantz scoring from the spot on the stroke of halftime.

Gefle 1 – Kalmar 1 (Allsvenskan, April 6, 2009) Highly-rated Rasmus Elm put Kalmar ahead from the spot before Hasse Berggren equalised just after the hour mark.

Djurgarden 1 – Orebro 0 (Allsvenskan, April 6, 2009) Daniel Sjolund’s penalty 12 minutes from time proved decisive.

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Omonia 1 – APOEL 2 (Cypriot First Division play-offs, April 6, 2009) Despite Omonia taking a ninth minute lead through Alampi, late goals from Kontis and Pinto turned the match in APOEL’s favour.

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Salzburg 4 – Austria Vienna 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 4, 2009) Robin Nelisse put Salzburg ahead in the 20th minute and Johan Vonlathen doubled the advantage 13 minutes later. Somen Tchoyi made it 3-nil after 49 minutes and Laszlo Bodnar grabbed the fourth with six minutes remaining. Mario Bazina netted a last minute consolation for third-placed Vienna.


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