Podolski pegs back Mainz

Mainz 1 – Cologne 1 (Bundesliga, December 13, 2011) Sami Allagui had headed Mainz ahead on 70. But with 5 minutes remaining Lukas Podolski levelled the match with a trademark low left-footed strike.

Nagotomo the match winner as Inter Milan win 1-0 at Genoa

Genoa 0 – Inter Milan 1 (Serie A, December 13, 2011) Just after the half hour, Diego Milito missed a great opportunity from close range to put Inter ahead. On 67 Yuto Nagatomo scored for the second successive match to win it from a Ricky Alvarez cross.

Ronaldo, Zidane & Friends beat Hamburg XI in UN Match against poverty

Hamburg XI 4 – Ronaldo, Zidane & Friends 5 (Match against poverty, December 13, 2011) (Extended highlights.) The Bundesliga side took a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Mladen Petric and Ze Roberto (quality chip). The all-star team came back into the match thanks to Didier Drogba tapping in and then the Ivorian played a […]

Callejon & Ronaldo fire Real Madrid to first leg win at Ponferradina

Ponferradina 0 – Real Madrid 2 (Copa del Rey last 32 first leg, December 13, 2011) (Longer highlights.) Real Madrid took the lead on the half hour through youngster Jose Callejon who converted a Sami Khedira cross. Los Blancos went down to 10 men when Raul Albiol received his second booking on 68. Six minutes […]

Siena beat Palermo on penalties in the Coppa Italia following 4-4 draw

Palermo 4 – Siena 4* AET (Penalties: 0-3) (Coppa Italia, last 16, December 13, 2011) Reginaldo’s opener was levelled by a Josip Ilicic penalty. Pablo Gonzalez put Siena ahead again before half-time, Ilicic equalised after the break. Reginaldo looked to have won the game on 59 but back came Palermo to equalise on 91 through […]

Figueirense U20 striker Pottker ignores fair play, scores goal & is sent off v Bahia

The Campeonato Brasileiro season may be over but there is still plenty of football being played in Brazil and no shortage of controversy in Monday’s Under-20 match between Figueirense and Bahia. Figueirense won 4-1 but striker Pottker has attracted a host of unwanted headlines by scoring a goal and ignoring all accepted conventions of fair play. […]

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