Atletico Mineiro stay top; Flu frustrated at Cruzeiro; Seedorf score in Botafogo win

Atletico GO 1 – Atletico Mineiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 15, 2012) Ernandes fired the home side into the lead in the 9th minute before Joilson received a straight red card just over ten minutes later for punching Leandro Donizete. It took until halfway through the second-half for Atlético-MG to find the equaliser when Bernard headed home Donizete’s […]

Northern Ireland play out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Finland

Northern Ireland 3 – Finland 3 (International friendly, August 15 2012) A Shane Ferguson volley and near-post finish from Kyle Lafferty put the hosts 2-0 ahead, but Finland were soon level. Tim Sparv headed in before Teemu Pukki pounced on a Chris Brunt error to equalise after 24 minutes. A superb free-kick from Perparim Hetemaj gave […]

Wales slump to a 2-nil home defeat to Bosnia; Ireland remember how to defend in Serbia

Wales 0 – Bosnia 2 (International Friendly, August 15, 2012) Miroslav Stevanovic robbed Neil Taylor to deliver the opener on a plate for Vedad Ibisevic. Stevanovic doubled the lead early in the second half when a counter-attack exposed the Wales defence. Serbia 0 – Republic of Ireland 0 (International Friendly, August 15, 2012) Chances were sparse in a game […]

Cazorla & Fabregas see Spain past Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 1 – Spain 2 (International Friendly, August 15, 2012) Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla put the World and double European champions 1-0 up with a long ranger that probably should have been saved. Just before the break Cesc Fabregas scored a second. Marc Cintron pulled a goal back for the home side, sliding past Iker Casillas.

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