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Live - Uefa Cup

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Spurs manager Juande Ramos

Udinese 2-0 Spurs: Under-fire boss Juande Ramos hopes the Uefa Cup will provide a respite from Spurs' woeful Premier League run

Aleksandar Lukovic and Aaron Lennon

Udinese's Serbian defender Aleksandar Lukovic (L) fights for the ball with Tottenham's midfielder Aaron Lennon

Antonio Di Natale and Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes

Antonio Di Natale beats Heurelho Gomes from the penalty spot to give Udinese the lead

Heurelho Gomes

Gomes is kept busy all night by the Udinese forwards as the game ends 2-0

Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella (27)

Simone Pepe celebrates with Fabio Quagliarella after scoring Udinese's second goal of the game

Juande Ramos

Pressure continues to mount on Tottenham boss Juande Ramos with Spurs making their worst ever start to a season

Martin Laursen

Aston Villa 2-1 Ajax: Martin Laursen rises above the Ajax defence to head Villa into an early lead

Thomas Vermaelen

But Thomas Vermaelen heads Ajax level from a corner, shortly after Villa's goal

 Gabriel Agbonlahor (l), Gareth Barry and Luke Young

Gareth Barry restores Aston Villa's lead just before half-time

Villa's Martin Laursen

Martin Laursen is delighted as Villa hold out to ensure their Uefa Cup campaign is off to the best possible start

Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

But the joy of victory is tempered slightly as Gabriel Agbonlahor is injured near the end of the game

Braga's Luis Aguiar celebrates in front of Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp

Braga 3-0 Portsmouth: A tough tie for Harry Redknapp's team begins badly as Luis Aguiar hammers in a free-kick

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp

It's a bad night all round for Harry Redknapp's side, who face Italian giants AC Milan at home in their next tie

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