2010 World Cup: Brazil choke in Bolivia; Wins for Algeria & Tunisia

Bolivia 2 – Brazil 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, October 11, 2009) Brazil were stunned in their first half in La Paz, Edgar Oliveras headed home a corner after 10 minutes before Marcelo Martins curled home a stunning free-kick on the half hour The start of the second half was disrupted when a fan ran onto the pitch with a sign, only to be manhandled by three guards. The Samba Boys got themselves on the scoreboard in the 70th minute when a move from front to back was turned over the line by Nilmar’s diving header.

Algeria 3 – Rwanda 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, October 11, 2009) Rwanda took a 20th minute lead when Mafisango Mutesa’s shot deflected past goalkeeper Lounes Gaouaoui. Abdelkader Gezzal headed the equaliser in the 22nd, Nadir Belhadj made it 2-1 just before halftime, and Karim Ziani added an injury-time penalty.

Tunisia 1 – Kenya 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, October 11, 2009) A first minute header from Issam Jemaa proved enough for Tunisia.

Nigeria 1 – Mozambique 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, October 11, 2009) Victor Nsofor Obinna scored deep into stoppage time for the Super Eagles to keep alive their World Cup hopes.

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Macedonia 2 – Qatar 1 (International friendly, October 11, 2009) Mousa Haroun had headed Qatar into the lead but a brace from Goran Pandev sealed the win for Macedonia.

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Real Sociedad 2 – Salamanca 0 (Segunda Division, October 11, 2009)

Real Betis 1 – Real Union 1 (Segunda Division, October 11, 2009)

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Torino 0 – Modena 1 (Serie B, October 11, 2009) Veteran left back Juri Tamburini was the unlikely match winner with two minutes remaining.

Albinoleffe 1 – Ascoli 1 (Serie B, October 11, 2009) Cellini opened the scoring in a controversial goal, as he appeared to start the move in an offside position when running on to Cisse’s through ball. Antenucci rose to nod in Giorgi’s cross for the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

Padova 3 – Mantova 0 (Serie B, October 11, 2009) The visitors had started out well with Cavalli testing the goalkeeper, but Italiano and Rabito screamers from distance made the difference. Cani finished them off on the counter in the second half.

Sassuolo 2 – Grosseto 3 (Serie B, October 11, 2009) Martinetti had put the home side in front through a precise angled drive from outside the box, but Carobbio’s free-kick took a deflection to equalise. Joelson converted a penalty for a handling offence to turn the game around, then Noselli dragged Sassuolo back on level terms by flicking in off the outside of his right boot. Grosseto grabbed all three points when Carobbio converted his brace.

Vicenza 0 – Cesena 0 (Serie B, October 11, 2009) Second-placed Cesena were held to a stalemate at the Stadio Menti, but were fortunate to escape with a point. Vicenza had the best chance when Bernardini cracked his free kick against the crossbar.

Salernitana 1 – Cittadella 2 (Serie B, October 11, 2009)

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Central Coast Mariners 1 – North Queensland Fury 1 (A-League, October 11, 2009) The Mariners needed just 14 seconds before Matt Simon rifled in the opener into the near post. But the Fury snatched a point thanks to Daniel McBreen’s equaliser in the 76th minute.

Brisbane Roar 0 – Gold Coast United 1 (A-League, October 11, 2009) It’s been a horrible few days for Brisbane after the club suspended coach Frank Farina after he was charged with drink driving on Saturday morning. (A report into the incident can be seen here.) Joel Porter’s 31st minute goal was enough to seal victory for the Gold Coast.