UEFA Cup Rewind: Onyewu's Liege falls while Guzan's Villa draws

UEFA Cup Rewind: Onyewu's Liege falls while Guzan's Villa draws

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UEFA Cup Rewind: Onyewu's Liege falls while Guzan's Villa draws

Oguchi Onyewu 1 (AP) 

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

Standard Liege's strong run through the UEFA Cup came to a halt on Wednesday as Portuguese side Braga delivered a decisive victory in the first game of their home-and-home series.

Braga posted a 3-0 victory against Oguchi Onyewu's club to head to Belgium with a three-goal cushion going into next week's second leg.

Brad Guzan continued his stretch of UEFA Cup appearances with a start in Aston Villa's 1-1 UEFA Cup draw vs. CSKA Moscow. Villa fell behind on a Vagner Love goal in the 14th minute before a John Carew equalizer in the second half helped the EPL club salvage a point head into the return leg in Russia.

Former Wake Forest star Marcus Tracy didn't make it off the bench, but he was in uniform for Aalborg's convincing 3-0 victory against Deportivo La Coruna.

David Beckham didn't start for AC Milan, but the (for now) LA Galaxy midfielder did come off the bench for a short cameo in Milan's 1-1 tie vs. Werder Bremen.

Here is a rundown of the results from Wednesday's UEFA Cup action:

  • Dynamo Kiev 1, Valencia 1

  • NEC Nijmegen 0, Hamburg SV 3

  • Zenit St. Petersburg 2, VfB Stuttgart 1

  • Paris Saint-Germain 2, VfL Wolfsburg 0

  • Olympiakos 1, St Etienne 3

  • Sampdoria 0, FC Metalist Kharkiv 1

  • Aston Villa 1, CSKA Moscow 1

  • Aalborg 3, Deportivo La Coruna 0

  • Werder Bremen 1, AC Milan 1

  • Braga 3, Standard Liege 0

  • Bordeaux 0, Galatasaray 0

What do you think of these results? Which result surpised you the most? Think Onyewu and Standard Liege can score three at home next week? Do you see Brad Friedel will get the nod over Brad Guzan in their return match? Are you happy to see Marcus Tracy making the bench for Alborg?

Share your thoughts below.

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