United Arab Emirates 2 – Iraq 1 (Gulf Cup of Nations final, January 18, 2013) (Extended Highlights & Trophy Celebrations) Omar Abdulrahman scored a solo (deflected golaz0) to give the UAE the lead. Iraq took the game into extra-time with a cracking snapshot equaliser from Younis Mahmoud on 80′. The UAE won it in the first […]
Bahrain 1 – Kuwait 6 (Gulf Cup of Nations, 3rd place play-off, January 18, 2013) Yusuf scored in the first minute for Bahrain. Khamis (hat-trick), Bani, Al-Mutawa, and Al Salimi got the Kuwaiti goals in a 6-1 rout of Bahrain to secure 3rd place.
Espanyol 3 – Mallorca 2 (La Liga, January 18, 2013) Simao scored for a golazo curling free-kick for Espanyol on 16′. Gio Dos Santos equalised for Mallorca, and Javi Marquez gave them a 2-1 lead just before the break with a long-range golazo volley. Verdu drew Espanyol level from the spot, and Raul Baena made it 3-2 […]
PSV Eindhoven 1 – FC Zwolle 3 (Ere Divisie, January 18, 2013) A brace from Benson and one from Pluim sealed Zwolle’s incredible win; Matavz hit back for PSV in between. PSV had Erik Pieters harshly sent off late on. EPC Triple Miss by the PSV attack Reaction at the final whistle to the shocking result
Sporting Lisbon 1 – Beira Mar 0 (Liga Sagres, January 18, 2013) Andre Carillo won it for Sporting with a curling beauty.
Lyon 0 – Evian 0 (Ligue 1, January 18, 2013)
Jaguares 1 – Monterrey 1 (Primera Division Clausura, January 18, 2013) Club Leon 1 – Toluca 2 (Primera Division Clausura, January 18, 2013)
Friday morning brought shocking news to the Premier League. Saints boss Nigel Adkins, who led Southampton to successive promotions, was sacked. Sitting 15th in the league, Southampton immediately appointed Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino. Almost unheard of in England, Pochettino’s name will ring bells with knowledgeable football fans. For Pochettino is the man that brought down Michael Owen […]
Melbourne Heart 2 – Adelaide United 0 (A-League, January 18, 2013) Goals from Josip Tadic and Richard Garcia saw Melbourne Heart dent Adelaide’s title hopes.