CONCACAF & Asian Champions Leagues: Houston Dynamo blow it in shock Metapan loss; W Connection & Pachuca progress out the group; Al-Ittihad hit Nagoya for six

W Connection 3 – Real Espana 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 21, 2009) Trinidad’s W Connection defeated Honduras’ Real Espana 3-2 in Group D, with two goals in the first 10 minutes from Jose Carlos Diaz. Jose Luis Seabra scored the winner in the 65th.

Metapan 3 – Houston Dynamo 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 21, 2009) El Salvador’s Metapan had lost all five of its previous group games, but Emerson Umana’s deflected free kick gave the hosts a shock 3-2 win against a stunned Houston, which would have reached the quarters with a win.

Pachuca 2 – Arabe Unido 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 21, 2009)

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Al-Ittihad Jeddah 6 – Nagoya Grampus Eight 2 (Asian Champions League, October 21, 2009) Having been 2-1 down with under half an hour on the clock. Al-Ittihad finished the match in spectacular fashion with Mohammed Nour helping himself to a hat-tick.

Pohang Steelers 2 – Umm Salal 0 (Asian Champions League, October 21, 2009) Skipper Hwang Jae-won and Kim Jae-sung headed Pohang Steelers into a commanding position following the first leg of their Asian Champions League semi-final.


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