Scolari’s Palmeiras win the Brazilian Cup (1st trophy since 1999)

Coritiba 1 – Palmeiras 1 (Agg. 1-3) (Copa do Brasil final, July 11, 2012) Coritiba opened the scoring with a free kick by Ayrton in the 16th minute, but striker Betinho equalised just four minutes later with a header, putting Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team in command.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez scores a brilliant hat-trick as Uruguay beat Chile 6-4

Uruguay 6 – Chile 4 (International friendly, July 11, 2012) Chile took a 2-0 lead with goals from Angelo Henriquez and Matias Campos, but then the match turned into the Luis Suarez-Edinson Cavani show. The Liverpool forward’s first was fine finish inside the penalty box in the 31st minute, and in the 35th Suarez bagged a brilliant […]

Dortmund come from behind to beat Meppen 2-1; Schalke score 6

Meppen 1 – Borussia Dortmund 2 (Pre-season friendly, July 11, 2012) Dortmund fell behind early in the second half, but goals from Mustafa Amini and Jonas Hofmann turned the friendy for the Bundesliga champs. ERGO Nationalmannschaft 0 – Schalke 6 (Pre-season friendly, July 11, 2012) New signing Tranquillo Barnetta opened the scoring with a top-corner ripper from 25-yards.

Late goals galore as Toronto edge Vancouver in a 3-2 thriller

Toronto FC 3 – Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (MLS, July 11, 2012) Toronto beat Vancouver in a thriller as Terry Dunfield’s last-ditch header clinched the game after a stoppage-time header by Darren Mattocks appeared to give the visitors a 2-2 draw.

Botafogo win 3-1 at Corinthians

Corinthians 1 – Botafogo 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 11, 2012) The hosts were one down at half-time thanks to Paulo Andre’s own goal in the 28th minute and Elkeson’s second-half double killed off the game. Chicao pulled one back from the spot in the dying moments, but it was not enough for Corinthians, who remained second bottom.

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