al-Ittihad 2-3 Atlético Madrid (Kahraba 43, Akaichi 45; Juanfran 23, Torres 62pen, Gímenez 70)
Diego Simeone’s men recovered from 2-1 down to win this friendly commemorating al-Ittihad’s 90th anniversary, José Gímenez’s header 20 minutes from time ensuring the Rojiblancos left Saudi Arabia all smiles.
Porto 1-1 Feirense (Marcano 49; Flávio 73)
The Dragons are in danger of missing out on the Portuguese League Cup semi-finals after being held for a second time in Group B. Iván Marcano put the hosts in front just after half-time but they could not defend their advantage and trail Moreirense by two points ahead of their final group game away to the leaders on 3 January – with only the top side in each section progressing to the last four.
Benfica 1-0 Paços de Ferreira (Cervi 39)
Winners of the Portuguese League Cup last season, Benfica got their trophy defence under way with a narrow victory, Franco Cervi making the difference with his first goal for the club in nine outings. The Eagles will look to continue their strong start in Group D at home to Vizela on 3 January.
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