With American Brad Friedel
in goal, Blackburn defeated Polish club Wisla Krakow, 2-1, on the road Thursday night in their UEFA Cup group opener.
Friedel was helpless on the Wisla goal
that took a deflection off a Blackburn defender. Blackburn recovered to win on second-half goals by Robbie Savage
and David Bentley
American Michael Bradley
off the bench in Heerenveen's 0-0 tie at Spanish club Osasuna. He was set to go in for Lasse Nilsson
late in the game when Nilsson was sent off with his second yellow card for walking off the
field too slowly.
The 0-0 tie was not unexpected. It was Heerenveen's fifth straight game without a goal, and the fourth game in a row Osasuna went scoreless.