Women’s Olympics: Brazil and Germany will face off in the semis; Bayern continue to stutter in Germany; Inter win the Eusebio Cup

Brazil 2 – Norway 1 (Women’s Olympics, August 15, 2008) Daniela’s header just before the break opened the scoring for Brazil, and Marta doubled the lead twelve minutes into the second half. Nordby set up a tense finish with a penalty but the South Americans held on to book a semi-final with the Germans.

Sweden 0 – Germany 2 (AET) (Women’s Olympics, August 15, 2008) Germany finally broke through in the 15th minute of extra time when Kerstin Garefrekes headed in from a corner. Simone Laudehr sealed their win with a well-taken goal following a one-two with five minutes left.

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Bayern Munich 2 – Hamburg 2 (Bundesliga, August 15, 2008) The pressure continues to grow on Jurgen Klinsmann as his Bayern side once again looked far from their best, throwing away a 2-0 advantage to draw. Schweinsteiger put Bayern ahead in the 12th minute, and Podolski added the second four minutes later from the spot. But Hamburg got back into the game when Guerrero thundered home a near-post header. (First half highlights here.) The visitors drew level after the break with a penalty of their own, scored by Trochowski.

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Benfica 0 – Inter Milan 0* (Pens. 4-5) (Eusebio Cup, August 15, 2008) The game started brightly, Oscar Cardozo’s effort hit the post after just 14 minutes. But Inter were in the ascendency for the majority of the match, Figo and Ibrahimovic had great chances to score for Mourinho’s side. The game ended goalless, meaning Inter kept their fourth clean sheet in a row.

Valladolid 2 – Tenerife 0 (Friendly, August 14, 2008)

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Galway 4 – Athlone 1 (FAI Cup, August 15, 2008) Robbie Hamm gave Athlone the lead after five minutes but it was all Galway from there on in. First half goals from John Lester and John Fitzgerald gave Jeff Kenna’s side the lead at the break, before Jorgenson and James O’Shea ensured the win.

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Lens 1 – Chateauroux 0 (Ligue 2, August 15, 2008)

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Cracovia Krakow 2 – LKS Lodz 0 (Ekstraklasa, August 15, 2008) Pawlusinski put the hosts ahead after just six minutes with a sweetly struck free-kick. And Pawlusinski put the game to bed in the 58th minute, finishing clinically at the backpost after a low cross evaded everyone.

Arka Gdynia 1 – Gornik Zabrze 0 (Ekstraklasa, August 15, 2008) Wachowicz’s low, hard drive was enough to secure the win for the hosts.

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Sliven 3 – CSKA Sofia 1 (A Grupa, August 15, 2008)

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Newcastle Jets 1 – Central Coast Mariners 1 (A-League, August 15, 2008)

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Iran 2 – Jordan 1 (WAFF final, August 15, 2008) A 25th minute spotkick from Hadi Aghlili and Kianoosh Rahmati’s super strike from 25-yards out, in the 85th minute, helped Iran retain the WAFF title. Jordan’s goal was scored by Amir Deeb in the 80th minute.

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Estudiantes 2 – Banfield 2 (Apertura, August 15, 2008)

Independiente 1 – San Martin 0 (Apertura, August 15, 2008)