Coppa Italia: Roma take a 2-1 lead to Inter Milan

Roma 2 – Inter Milan 1 (Coppa Italia semifinal 1st leg, January 23, 2013) A splendid header from Alessandro Florenzi put Roma in front in the 13th minute, and Inter slipped further behind when Mattia Destro headed in a second in the 33rd. Inter grabbed a lifeline just before the break when Rodrigo Palacio toe-poked a cross into the […]

Copa Del Rey: Real Madrid draw at Valencia to progress in the cup

Valencia 1 – Real Madrid 1 (Agg. 1-3) (Longer highlights) Cristiano Ronaldo fired a fierce shot on target in the opening exchanges. Real captain Iker Casillas incurred a worrying finger injury in the 13th minute which forced the goalie to be subbed. Madrid broke the deadlock when Alonso picked out Karim Benzema in the box and the […]

Copa Del Rey: Negredo nets a brace as Sevilla push 9-man Zaragoza out the cup

Sevilla 4 – Zaragoza 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Copa Del Rey, January 23, 2013) (Longer highlights) Zaragoza had Jose Fernandez sent off for a poor foul on Reyes midway trhough the first half, and Sevilla capitalised with an Alvaro Negredo header from a corner in the 36th. Sevilla were cruising at the break as Ivan Rakitic doubled the lead. An Alvaro Negredo […]

Porto put three past 9-man Vitoria Setubal

Vitoria Setubal 0 – FC Porto 3 (Liga Sagres, January 23, 2013)  Two goals from Jackson Martinez and another from Lucho Gonzalez gave the Dragons all three points, against a Setúbal side that ended the match with nine players.

Remember the name! Neilton tipped as the “new Neymar” after Santos hat-trick v Palmeiras

You can almost imagine Santos president Luis Ribeiro rubbing his hands with glee today after it appears his club have unearthed another potential superstar. Neilton announced himself to Brazil on Tuesday evening as he claimed a hat-trick for Santos in their 3-2 Copa Sao Paulo junior semi-final victory over Palmeiras. The 19-year-old forward has predictably been […]

Fenerbahce thrash Bursaspor 3-0 in the cup; Sivasspor sink Trabzon

Fenerbahce 3 – Bursaspor 0 (Turkish Cup, January 23, 2013) Semih Senturk scored a brace, including a freak lob, in the win. Sivasspor 2 – 1461 Trabzon 1 (Turkish Cup, January 23, 2013) Michael Eneramo opened the scoring for Sivas in the 40th minute, but the visitors however responded on the stroke of half time when Sercan Kaya […]

Copa Libertadores: Quito beat Gremio 1-0; Sao Paulo smash five past Bolivar

LDU de Quito 1 – Gremio 0 (Copa Libertadores Qualification, January 23, 2013) Carlos Feraud won the match for Quito in the 75th. Sao Paulo 5 – Bolivar 0 (Copa Libertadores Qualification, January 23, 2013) Luis Fabiano scored two, Jadson got one, while goalie Rogerio Ceni scored from the spot.

Cape Verde score their 1st ever AFCON goal but Morocco claw back a late draw

Morocco 1 – Cape Verde 1 (Africa Cup of Nations, January 23, 2013) Cape Verde took a shock lead in the 36th minute as a quality chipped finish from Luis Platini registered the nation’s first ever goal at an AFCON championship. Morocco equalised 12 minutes from time when Youssef El Arabi buried a simple finish following a fine […]

Bacary Sagna tells Atlantique magazine that staying at Arsenal “is difficult”

French football website Atlantique Football Club.com have eked out an interesting interview with Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna. Sagna’s current contract expires at the end of next season, and all the overtures from inside the Arsenal management is that they’d be keen on keeping the French right-back at the club for as long as possible. Now, however, it […]

Host nation Bafana Bafana beat Angola 2-0

South Africa 2 – Angola 0 (Africa Cup of Nations, January 23, 2013) Bafana Bafana scored their first goal of the games on the half hour courtesy of a Siyabonga Sangweni volley. Angola fell further behind midway through the second half when Lehlohonolo Majoro dribbled his way into the box before firing a low shot through the keeper’s […]

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