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Everton held; Dortmund lose at home

Everton held; Dortmund lose at home Hamburg  - Everton were held to a disappointing 2-2 draw at home by Standard Liege Thursday in an UEFA Cup first round match, while former Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund slumped to a 2-0 defeat at home against Udinese.

In Liverpool, Dieumerci Mbokani gave the Belgian side a 9th minute lead against Everton, which Nigerian Aiyegbeni Yakubu equalized midway through the first half.

Wins for Manchester City, Villa and Stuttgart in UEFA Cup

Wins for Manchester City, Villa and Stuttgart in UEFA Cup Hamburg  - English Premier League sides Aston Villa and Manchester City both came from behind to secure victories Thursday in their respective UEFA Cup first round matches.

Brazilian Jo was the hero for City, scoring twice to secure a away win against Omonia in the first leg of their first-round tie.

Aston Villa and Stuttgart come back to win in UEFA Cup

Aston Villa and Stuttgart come back to win in UEFA Cup Hamburg  - English Premier League side Aston Villa on Thursday came from behind to beat a nine-man Litex Lovech side 3-1 in a first leg, first round UEFA Cup match.

In another game German Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart came from behind to beat another Bulgarian club, Cherno More Varna.

Aston Villa come back to beat nine-man Litex Lovech

Aston Villa come back to beat nine-man Litex Lovech Hamburg - English Premier League side Aston Villa on Thursday came from behind to beat a nine-man Litex Lovech side 3-1 in a first leg, first round UEFA Cup match.

The Bulgarian club scored first through Ivelin Popov in the 10th minute with a free-kick, that eluded friend and foe alike and then slipped past Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

Good start to Champions League for first-timers

Good start to Champions League for first-timersHamburg  - Cypriot Champions League first-timers Anorthosis Famagusta and Romanian club CFR Cluj, who were also making their Champions League debut, both got their campaign off to a successful start on Tuesday.

Cluj came from behind to stun Serie A club AS Roma 2-1 in Italy, while Famagusta held fancied Bundesliga side Werder Bremen to a goalless draw in Germany.

Good start for German clubs in UEFA

Good start for German clubs in UEFAHamburg  - German clubs on Tuesday got their UEFA Cup campaigns off to a winning start as Schalke 04 won 4-1 at APOEL Nicosia, while Hertha Berlin beat St Patricks 2-0.

In the only other game on Tuesday, Olympiakos Piraeus scored a 2-0 victory at Nordsjaelland.

Kazakhstan fires coach: "We are ashamed"

Hamburg - Kazakhstan football officials on Monday announced that they had fired their national team coach Arno Pijpers after losing two of their opening three World Cup qualifiers.

German Bernd Storck, who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1989, will take over from the Dutchman, officials said.

The 45-year-old German has been coaching the Kazakhstan under-21 side and the first division club Kairat.

Hamburg top table after day of come-backs

Hamburg  - SV Hamburg moved to the top of the German Bundesliga on Saturday after coming from two goals down to beat a ten-man Bayer Leverkusen 3-2.

Hamburg are on 10 points, two more than Bayern Munich, Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund, who clawed their way back from three goals down to draw 3-3 against a nine-man Schalke side.

It was the first time in Germany in eight years that a team managed to come from 3-0 down to draw a game.

Russia leave it late to edge Wales, Ukraine get second win

Russia leave it late to edge Wales, Ukraine get second win Hamburg  - Russia got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over Wales in Moscow, while Ukraine scored their second victory in as many matches with a 3-1 win in Kazakhstan.

Serhiy Nazarenko gave the Ukrainians the lead in the 45th minute in their Group 5 match in Almatay.

True passion knows no final whistle at Hamburg fan cemetery

Hamburg - "HSV forever and ever," is the anthem of German Bundesliga soccer club SV Hamburg, or HSV. Now fans can be true to their team after death.

Europe's first cemetery for football supporters opened Tuesday in the port city, just a stone's throw from the club's home ground, the Nordbank Arena.

The final resting place offers fans who have left their earthly life the chance "to hear how a match has ended," said Christian Reichert, the club official responsible for fan affairs.

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