Goals from the Asian Champions League & MLS

Nagoya Grampus Eight 4 – Ulsan Hyundai 1 (Asian Champions League, May 6, 2009) Nagoya transferred their domestic form into the ACL. Yoshizumi Ogawa put Nagoyaahead with a 14th minute header and Yuki Maki doubled the lead eight minutes later, heading in a cross from Ogawa. Kim Shin-wook cut the lead with a header minutes before the break, but Davi scored early in the second half and Ogawa settled the matter with a left-foot shot from close range in the 71st minute.

Shandong Luneng 0 – Gamba Osaka 1 (Asian Champions League, May 6, 2009) Gamba were up against it after Yasuhito Endo was harshly sent off for a challenge on Cui Peng, who fell theatrically on the edge of the area, at the end of the first half. But with 10-men Gamba still went on to win thanks to Leandro’s 58th left-footer shot.

Newcastle Jets 2 – Beijing Guoan 1 (Asian Champions League, May 6, 2009) Ryan Griffiths, a former Newcastle player, scored a 69th minute to give Beijing the lead before the hosts staged a late late comeback to steal the points. Sasho Petrovski levelled in the 88th minute before substitute striker Sean Rooney grabbed the headlines with a lovely left-footed strike in the final seconds of injury time.

Saba Battery 0 – Al Hilal 1 (Asian Champions League, May 6, 2009)


Kansas City Wizards 1 – DC United 1 (MLS, May 6, 2009) Rodney Wallace opened the scoring for United in the 27th minute before Josh Wolff equalised early in the second half after good work from Lance Watson.