Borini fires Italy past Holland & into Euro 2013 final (a repeat of Euro 2012)

Italy U21s 1 – Holland U21s 0 (European Championship semi-final, June 15, 2013) Fabio Borini broke the deadlock with just over 10 minutes to go with a fine turn and finish from an Insigne pass. Fan Footage: So close! Adam Maher (Holland U21) hits the Italy post. Adam Maher (Holland U21) cracks a free-kick against the post […]

Spain tiki-taka their way to Euro U21 final with commanding 3-0 win over Norway

Spain U21 3 – Norway U21 0 (Euro U21 Semi-Final, June 15, 2013) (Longer highlights.) After a first half of complete domination, (this passage of tiki-taka passing sums it up nicely) Spain finally broke the deadlock just before the break, Rodrigo with the goal. Isco tied up the match with a golazo, shimmying in the […]

Belhanda’s bender the highlight as Morocco beat Gambia

Morocco 2 – Gambia 0 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Abdelaziz Barrada opened the scoring in the fourth minute for the Atlas Lions, before highly-rated Montpellier forward Younes Belhanda added a second in the 51st minute.

Aubameyang hits a hat-trick as Gabon gun down Niger

Gabon 4 – Niger 1 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (43, 87, 90+8) was the star of the show as he scored a hat-trick of penalties against the hapless Nigeriens, who had two players sent off in the last 10 minutes of the match. Bruno Écuélé Manga was credited with the […]

Bancé boosts Burkina Faso’s World Cup dream in Congo

Congo 0 – Burkina Faso 1 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Burkina Faso’s Aristide Bancé continued his fine form by scoring the only goal of the match in the 36th minute to move the Stallions into second place in qualifying.

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