Benfica rout Rio Ave 5-1

Benfica 5 – Rio Ave 1 (Liga Sagres, December 16, 2011) Benfica suffered a shock setback in the 24th minute as 18-year-old Ghanaian striker Christian Twasam Atsu took a pot-shot at goal from 20-yards and his effort skewed into the far corner. Benfica levelled in the 33rd minute through an Oscar Cardozo penalty following a needless handball […]

Baros & Kazim Richards sent Galatasaray three points clear

Orduspor 0 – Galatasaray 2 (Super Lig, December 16, 2011) An Emmanuel Eboue cross caused havoc in the Orduspor box and allowed Milan Baros to stab Gala into a 22nd minute lead. Colin Kazim Richards finished off a sweeping Gala attack midway through the second half to seal the points.

Bayern ignore Ribery’s red to conquer Cologne and move six points clear

Bayern Munich 3 – Cologne 0 (Bundesliga, December 16, 2011) After an early comedy moment when a Daniel van Buyten free-kick resulted in the ball bursting open, mattered soured dramatically for Bayern after the half hour when Franck Ribery lost his head, squared up to Henrique Sereno, collecting two instant yellow cards and his marching orders. Despite […]

Poland edge Bosnia in a friendly

Poland 1 – Bosnia 0 (Friendly, December 16, 2011) Waldemar Sobota’s goal ensured Poland ended the year on a high with a side consisting of Ekstraklasa-based players.

Gold Coast impress at Adelaide

Adelaide United 0 – Gold Coast United 3 (A-League, December 16, 2011) First half goals from Ben Halloran and Maceo Rigters set the visitors on their way and, while defender Ante Rozic saw red on 78 minutes, Dylan Macallister confirmed a much-needed win when he ghosted behind some more lacklustre defending in injury time.

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