Gremio close in on leaders Atletico Mineiro; Seedorf stars as Botafogo win at Cruzeiro

Bahia 0 – Atletico Mineiro 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 5, 2012) Atletico Mineiro’s top of the table advantage was cut to one point as they were held to a goalless draw at Bahia. Gremio 2 – Atletico GO 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 5, 2012) Elano’s early brace put Gremio in control and, although Marino da Silva halved the deficit […]

Wins for New England & the Colorado Rapids

New England Revolution 2 – Columbus Crew 0 (MLS, September 5, 2012) Andre Akpan, Tony Cascio and Jaime Castrillon all hit the target as the Crew were swept aside. Colorado Rapids 3 – Portland Timbers 0 (MLS, September 5, 2012) Dimirty Imbongo put the Revs ahead in the 53rd minute when he slid a shot into an open net after a Diego Fagundez shot […]

FC Tokyo reach the Japanese cup final; Antlers KO Reysol

FC Tokyo 2 – Shimizu S-Pulse 1 (League Cup, September 5, 2012) Goals from Yohei Kajiyama and Lucas sent FC Tokyo to the cup final. Kashima Antlers 3 – Kashiwa Reysol 2 (League Cup, September 5, 2012) Yuya Osako bagged a brace as the Antlers reached the showpiece final.

Dirty Diver: Hiroki Kawano (FC Tokyo) v Shimizu S-Pulse

FC Tokyo reached the final of the Japanese cup on Wednesday, but their 2-1 victory over Shimizu S-Pulse was tainted by a shocking dive from Hiroki Kawano which lead to a decisive penalty. With the sides level at 1-apiece in the 78th minute, FC Tokyo forward Kawano was released in the Shimizu box after a neat series of passes […]

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