Inter survive Palermo scare to stay top of Serie A

Inter Milan 5 – Palermo 3 (Serie A, October 29, 2009) Samuel Eto’o opened the scoring with a seventh minute penalty and strike partner Mario Balotelli then netted twice before Eto’o grabbed the fourth just before the break. Palermo stormed back in the second period through Fabrizio Miccoli’s superb double and an Abel Hernandez goal but Inter substitute Diego Milito sealed the win late on.

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Bellinzona 1 – Young Boys Bern 7 (Swiss Super League, October 29, 2009) Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia claimed a hat-trick for the Swiss league leaders who enhanced their position at the top of the table. Gilles Yapi Yapo (penalty), David Degen, Scott Sutter and substitute Marc Schneider were also on target against the home side who were down to 10 men from the 12th minute.

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Seattle Sounders 0 – Houston Dynamo 0 (MLS Play-offs, October 29, 2009)

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Boca Juniors 3 – Chacarita Juniors 0 (Apertura, October 29, 2009) Federico Insua, Nicolas Gaitan and Sebastian Battaglia were on target for Boca.

Argentinos Juniors 1 – River Plate 2 (Apertura, October 29, 2009) River finally won a game, Diego Buonanotte and Mauro Damian Rosales put them two-up, Ortigoza pulled one back late on from the penalty spot.

Lanus 4 – Tigre 0 (Apertura, October 29, 2009)

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Palmeiras 4 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 29, 2009) Obina hit a hat-trick and set up substitute Deivid Saccony for the other as Palmeiras returned to the top of the table with a two-point advantage over Sao Paulo.

Fluminense 2 – Atletico Mineiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 29, 2009)

Sport Recife 1 – Coritiba 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 29, 2009)