Meanwhile, Al Shabab finished top of Group B after a 1-1 draw away
to Saudi Arabia's Al Shoalah and a 1-0 loss at home to Bahrain's Al Muharraq before beating Al Shoalah 1-0 in Dubai and winning 2-1 against Al Muharraq in Manama.
BEIRUT: Nejmeh earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw away
to fellow league leaders Ahed Saturday, with both teams remaining at the summit of the standings after three rounds in the Lebanese Football League.
Impressive victories over Spain and Latvia, plus a draw away
to Denmark, in Euro 2008 qualifying have lifted Lawrie Sanchez's side to 45th.
Earlier Real were held to a 2-2 draw away
Sutton United moved into third place with a goaless draw away
Victory, or at least a battling draw away
at Stoke City in the first leg of the Division Two play-offs, will give the club a tremendous platform to march onwards and upwards to football's elite.
After seeing his Anfield heroes force a creditable draw away
to a Porto side who have now gone a year since losing on their own ground in any competition, the Liverpool manager immediately played down the euphoria.
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However, three days later they were hit by two massive blows, with first-choice keeper Igor Akinfeev and influential midfielder Keisuke Honda suffering long-term injuries in the 2-2 draw away
at Spartak Moscow.
SION SWIFTS 2 ROE ROVERS RESERVES 2 THE Reserves, missing seven regulars, produced a great physical 2-2 draw away
to table-toppers Sion Swifts on Saturday.
The Rovers striker was dismissed for two yellow cards in the final moments of the 1-1 draw away
to Tottenham - the second apparently for foul and abusive language to Styles.