Napoli ease past Olympiakos 3-0 in a friendly

Napoli 3 – Olympiakos 0 (Pre-season friendly, August 19, 2012) Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring. Marek Hamsik bagged the second and Alessandro Gamperini headed in the final goal.

River Plate win 3-2 at Tigres; Racing, Godoy & Lanus register 2-0 wins

Racing Club 2 – Independiente 0 (Argentina Primera Division, August 19, 2012) Racing Club beat Independiente with a goal in each half from Jose Sand, while a bad day for the visitors was compounded by the 45th-minute dismissal of Morel Rodriguez. Godoy Cruz 2 – Atletico Rafaela 0 (Argentina Primera Division, August 19, 2012) First half goals from Mauro […]

Standard Liege win 6-2 at Charleroi

Charleroi 2 – Standard Liege 6 (Jupiler League, August 19, 2012) Imoh Ezekiel opened the scoring in the third minute but Standard were only ahead for three minutes before Harlem Gnohere levelled. Swedish midfielder Astrit Ajdarevic restored Standard’s lead in the 35th minute and things went from bad to worse for Sporting Charleroi soon after. Slovenian defender Elvedin […]

Draws dominate Portugal as Porto and Sporting stuck in stalemates

Nacional 2 – Vitoria Setubal 2 (Liga Sagres, August 19, 2012) A Claudemir penalty on 70 minutes put Nacional ahead, and they looked assured of the three points when Isael doubled their advantage four minutes later. But Vitoria Setubal responded in kind, with a penalty from Albert Meyong trimming the gap before an 85th-minute goal from Cristiano […]

New York cut down Timbers; Houston held by Crew; Philly draw with DC United

New York Red Bulls 3 – Portland Timbers 2 (MLS, August 19, 2012) Chinedu Dike and Darlington Nagbe had Portland 2-0 up inside 32 minutes – but Kenny Cooper netted within seven minutes of his 36th-minute introduction and Tim Cahill, who only joined the club last month, equalised just before half-time. Heath Pearce then capped an impressive […]

LOLZ: Mario Balotelli v Manchester City photographer (even Howard Webb had a chuckle)

Prior to Manchester City’s exciting 3-2 win over Southampton, the club’s official YouTube channel caught (Super) Mario Balotelli play a prank on a club photographer. Sharon Latham was taking some pics in the Etihad tunnel when Balotelli came along and came up with the latest of his now legendary pranks. The Italian striker did appear […]

Atletico Mineiro beat Botafogo 3-2; Santos sneak past Corinthians; Flamengo edge Vasco

Atletico Mineiro 3 – Botafogo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, August 19, 2012) The Galo found themselves a goal behind in the 36th minute when Andrezinho slotted home Leonardo Silva’s misplaced clearance. But on the stroke of half time, Escudero got Atlético back on level terms, before former Manchester City striker Jo made it 2-1 to the hosts in the 53rd minute. Andrezinho netted […]

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