Two Lampard goals set England on the way to 5-0 win over Moldova

Moldova 0 – England 5 (World Cup Qualifying, September 7th, 2012) (Official Highlights.) England took the lead through a Frank Lampard penalty. Lampard made it 2-0, making a smart run into the box and guiding a header into the far post. Jermain Defoe made it 3-0 before the break. James Milner made it 4-0. And Leighton […]

Dempsey scored after 36 seconds, but Jamaica beat the United States 2-1

Jamaica 2 – United States 1 (World Cup qualifier, September 7th, 2012) Clint Dempsey set an American qualifying record by scoring 36 seconds into the match, but Jamaica scored twice from free-kicks, from Rodolph Austin and Luton Shelton on either side of the half for the comeback win.

Cazorla, Pedro (2), Xavi & Villa see Spain to 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia

Spain 5 – Saudi Arabia 0 (International Friendly, September 7th, 2012) Santi Cazorla got the first on the rebound. Pedro grabbed the second with a delightful chip, before Xavi delivered a wonder free-kick golazo into the top corner. David Villa scored from the spot on his long-awaited return to La Roja, before Pedro grabbed his second […]

Di Maria, Higuain & Messi see Argentina past Paraguay

Argentina 3 – Paraguay 1 (World Cup qualifier, September 8, 2012) Angel Di Maria opened the scoring. Jonathan Fabbro equalised from the penalty spot. Gonzalo Higuain regained the lead on the half hour and Lionel Messi sealed the win with a fine free-kick. GIF: Lionel Messi’s picture perfect free-kick v Paraguay. Individual highlights: Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo & Postiga secure Portugal comeback win v Luxembourg

Luxembourg 1 – Portugal 2 (World Cup qualifier, September 7, 2012) Daniel Da Mota Alves had scored a brilliant goal for the hosts but Cristiano Ronaldo and Helder Postiga turned things round. Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Italy recover from early shock to secure 2-2 draw with Bulgaria

Bulgaria 2 – Italy 2 (World Cup qualifying, September 7th, 2012) Stanislav Manolev had struck a magnificent opener to put the Bulgarians in front after half an hour, but a lightning double from Pablo Osvaldo just before the break looked to have swung the game the Italians’ way. Georgi Milanov fired home midway through the second half […]

Falcao leads the way in Colombia’s 4-0 thrashing of Uruguay

Colombia 4 – Uruguay 0 (World Cup qualifier, September 7th, 2012) Radamel Falcao got the ball rolling for Colombia; Teofilo Gutierrez scored the second, and third, and Juan Zuniga (Golazo!) rounded off the scoring with the fourth for Colombia.

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