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UT and St. Edward's wrap-up; Champions League results from Europe and CONCACAF

The UT Longhorns drew a record crowd of 5,585 at Myers Stadium Friday night for their 0-0 tie with Texas A&M in the Big 12 opener for both teams. (It was also the third largest crowd in the country this season; the top two were both at Aggie Stadium.) The Horns (still No. 7 nationally) are at Nebraska Friday evening, before hosting Iowa State at noon Sunday, Oct. 5.

St. Edward's men lost their first game of the season Sunday in Denver, 2-1 to No. 6 Fort Lewis, after earlier beating Colorado School of Mines, 2-1. The Hilltoppers are at No. 2 Midwestern State Friday, then host Northeastern State at 1pm Sunday, Oct. 5. The St. Ed's women split a pair as well, losing at TAMU-Commerce, then beating Newman, 2-1 in their conference opener.

Champions League results from both Europe and CONCACAF below: a positive result for the Houston Dynamo in Mexico; big days for England and Spain.

In the CONCACAF Champions League, the Houston Dynamo earned a 4-4 draw in Mexico City Tuesday night, against Pumas UNAM. Sloppy game, but a good result: MLS teams had been 0-13 lifetime in Mexico, and the Dynamo were playing their third game in eight days, in three different foreign countries. They host Panama City's San Francisco FCTuesday, Oct. 7, 9pm, live on FSC and Galavision. As we go to press, DC United hosts Cruz Azul, and the Puerto Rico Island­ers and Montreal Impact of USL-1 (it bears repeating, this is the division the Austin Aztex will be in next year) are on the road in Guatemala and Honduras.

In Europe, English teams romped – Man U 3-0 at Aalborg, Arsenal 4-0 over Porto, and Liverpool 3-1 over PSV Eindhoven – though Chelsea was held to a scoreless draw by Romanian minnows FCR Cluj-Napoca. Spain did even better, as all four of their entries won: Barcelona and Real Madrid on the road, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal at home. Full results below:

Champions League Results
Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Group A
DC United 0-1 Cruz Azul (Mexico)
Saprissa (Costa Rica) 2-1 Marathón (Honduras)
Group B
Luis Angel Firpo (El Salvador) 1-0 San Francisco FC (Panama)
Pumas UNAM (Mexico) 4-4 Houston Dynamo
Group C
Olimpia (Honduras) 1-2 Montreal Impact
Atlante (Mexico) 0-1 Joe Public (Trinidad)
Group D
Municipal (Guatemala) 2-2 Puerto Rico Islanders
Tauro FC (Panama) 2-0 Santos Laguna (Mex.)

Group A

Bordeaux 1-3 Roma
CFR Cluj-Napoca 0-0 Chelsea
Group B
Anorthosis Famagusta 3-1 Panathinaikos
Inter Milan 1-1 Werder Bremen
Group C
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-2 Barcelona
Sporting Lisbon 2-0 FC Basel
Group D
Atlético Madrid 2-1 Marseille
Liverpool 3-1 PSV Eindhoven
Group E
Aalborg BK 0-3 Manchester United
Villarreal 1-0 Celtic
Group F
Bayern München 1-1 Lyon
Fiorentina 0-0 Steaua Bucuresti
Group G
Arsenal 4-0 Porto
Fenerbahce 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Group H
Zenit St Petersburg 1-2 Real Madrid
BATE Borisov 2-2 Juventus

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