Dani Alves silences the vuvuzelas and sets up a clash with Team America

Brazil 1 – South Africa 0 (Confederations Cup semi-final, June 25, 2009) (First-half highlights here.) It was left to Dani Alves to settle the match with a quality free-kick in the 88th minute.


Estudiantes 1 – Nacional 0 (Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg, June 25, 2009) The Argentinean side have a slight advantage thanks to Diego Galvan’s close range header on 14 minutes.


Internacional 0 – LDU Quito 1 (Recopa Sudamericana first leg, June 25, 2009) Claudio Bieler scored the lone goal to lead Ecuador’s LDU (defending Libertadores champions) past Brazilian side Internacional (defending Copa Sudamericana champions) in the first match of their playoff.

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