Schalke ease past Frankfurt; Vitesse sink Sparta; Uzbekistan draw sees England exit the U20 World Cup

Schalke 2 – Eintracht Frankfurt 0 (Bundesliga, October 2, 2009) Gerald Asamoah turned home a free-kick in the 66th minute and Jefferson Farfan completed the victory with a penalty in the 90th minute.

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Vitesse 2 – Sparta 0 (Eredivisie, October 2, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Lasse Nilsson opened the scoring after 27 minutes, and Wiljan Pluim stepped off the bench to add a second in the closing moments and wrap up the points.

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Academica Coimbra 2 – Maritimo 4 (Superliga, October 2, 2009) Marcinho and Baba opened the scoring for the visitors, but Miguel Fidalgo pulled a goal back for the Estudantes. Maritimo then pulled away with another goal from Baba, while Bruno added one himself. Sougou scored a late consolation goal, but by then it was much too late as the verde-rubros collected their first win in the post-Carlos Carvalhal era.

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Ascoli 1 – Sassuolo 5 (Serie B, October 2, 2009)

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Trabzonspor 0 – Gaziantepspor 0 (Super Lig, October 2, 2009) The stand-out moment in the match saw away keeper Mahmut Bezgin pull a off a brilliant save from a penalty to deny Gustavo Colman.

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Independiente 2 – Tigre 1 (Apertura, October 2, 2009)

Colon 0 – Banfield 0 (Apertura, October 2, 2009)

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Uzbekistan 1 – England 1 (Under-20 World Cup, October 2, 2009) Substitute Ivan Nagaev put the Uzbeks ahead, scoring on a counterattack in the 77th minute. Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely scored for England in the 88th minute but it was too little as England were knocked out at the group stages.

Uruguay 2 – Ghana 2 (Under-20 World Cup, October 2, 2009) Mohamed Rabiu’s superb shot put Ghana ahead on 54 minutes, with Ransford Osei driving home to extend their lead. Nicolas Lodeiro fired home from close range to make it 2-1 and after Osei was sent off, Abel Hernandez pulled Uruguay level with a stoppage-time equaliser.

South Korea 3 – USA 0 (Under-20 World Cup, October 2, 2009) Both teams advance to the knockout phase, the USA as one of the best third-placed teams. Goal scorers were Young Gwon Kim, Bo Pyung Kim and Ja-Cheol Koo (a penalty).

Germany 3 – Cameroon 0 (Under-20 World Cup, October 2, 2009) Richard Sukuta-Pasu, Semih Aydilek and Lewis Holtby were the goal scorers for Germany who go through as group winners, Cameroon bow out.