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Mixed fortunes for UCL opponents (PSV.nl)

28 Aug 2006 - Source: PSV.nl

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Liverpool were the only of three PSV Champions league opponents that succeeded in earning a win last weekend. Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez guided his team to a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Anfield Road. Dirk Kuyt debutPSV assistant coach Tonny Bruins Slot was an interested spectator at Anfield. West Ham scored a stunning opening goal: Bobby Zamora delivered a cross that Spanish goalkeeper José Reina pushed into his own net. The Reds made amends at the end of the first half. Defender Daniel Agger unleashed a superb goal into the top corner and Crouch put the hosts on top. Boudewijn Zenden came on as a substitute eight minutes from full time. No more goals were scored in the second period, although West Ham were close to leveling the score, when Lee Bowyer hit the outside of the post from three yards. Dirk Kuyt was handed his debut for Liverpool. The Dutch striker replaced Crouch seven minutes after the break.Liverpool starting line-up:Reina, Aurelio, Agger, Hyypia, Finnan, Luis Garcia (60, Gonzalez), Alonso, Gerrard, Pennant (70, Zenden), Bellamy and Crouch (52, Kuyt).Substitutes: Dudek, Gonzalez, Kromkamp, Kuyt and Zenden. Bordeaux suffer defeatGirondins de Bordeaux, last season’s runners-up, suffered a 3-0 defeat, away against Lille on Saturday night. A 15, 000 crowd saw Cabaye, Bodmer and Odemwingie secure a win within sixty minutes. Bordeaux, who are the currently tenth in the French League 1, entertain Nice in Stade Chaban-Delmas on 9 September.Bordeaux starting line-up:Ramé, Jurietti, Jemmali, Henrique, Marange, Ducasse, Mavuba, Faubert, Micoud (76, Perea), Alonso (66, Dalmat) and Chamakh (66, Darcheville). Galatasaray draw Galatasaray drew 2-2 with Gaziantepspor at home in the Ali Sami Yen-Stadium. Ýliç opened the scoring for the hosts on twenty minutes. It was a short-lived lead, for two minutes later Diawara leveled the score. Diawara even put Gaziantepspor on top in the 69th minute, but seven minutes from full time Ümit Karan salvaged one point for the team coached by Erik Gerets. Galatasaray are currently seventh in the table. Galatasaray will be next in action on 10 September to meet Denizlispor, who are rooted to the bottom of the table.Galatasaray SK starting line-up:Mondragon, Cihan, Song, Tolga Seyhan, Orhan Ak, Ayhan, Hasan Þaþ, Okan Buruk.