Palmeiras set up a cup final date with Coritiba

Palmeiras 1 – Gremio 1 (Agg. 3-1) (Copa do Brasil semi-final, June 21, 2012)  Jorge Valdivia struck a 72nd minute equaliser after Fernando had put Gremio ahead six minutes earlier. Gremio were reduced to nine men when Rondinelly and Edison were shown direct red cards for their part in a melee late in the second half. Palmeiras […]

Exhibition Match in Bogata: Messi & Friends 6 – Rest of the World XI 6

Messi & Friends 6 – Rest of the World XI 6 (Exhibition, July 21, 2012) Packed with South America stars, Bogata was the location for a wonderful exhibition match on Thursday night. Radamel Falcao opened for the Rest of the World XI with a brilliant shot from distance, before Slovakian Marek Hamsik doubled the ‘Friends’ lead […]

Czech mate! Portugal through to the semis thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo header

Portugal 1 – Czech Republic 0 (Euro 2012 quarter-final, June 21, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) The Czechs were organised from the off and looked solid in the opening half hour. Petr Cech showed Chelsea form to keep out a close range Cristiano Ronaldo effort, which was called back for a foul. Cristiano Ronaldo then missed with […]

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