VIDEO: Horrific referee decision as Egypt beat Cameroon in extra time; Nigeria squeeze past Zambia on pens; Zidane & friends play for Haiti

Egypt 3 – Cameroon 1 (AET) (African Cup of Nations quarter-finals, January 26, 2010) Cameroon went ahead in the 25th minutes, courtesy of an Ahmed Hassan own goal from an Achille Emana corner to the near post. The Pharaohs pulled level soon after as more comedy goalkeeping in Angola allowed Ahmed Hassan to atone for his og, the midfielder shooting from 35-yards out with his shot bouncing in front of, and over, Cameroon’s goalie Kameni on it’s way into the bottom left-hand corner. The teams played out a rather balanced second half to send the match into extra time, where Egypt took control of the match. The Cameroonians only had themselves to blame as Geremi played a sloppy backpass to his keeper which Mohamed Nagy Gedo intercepted to score his third goal of the tournament. And then came the huge moment of controversy in the 95th minute, as Ahmed Hassan’s free-kick was ridiculously palmed by keeper Kameni into the apex of bar and post before bouncing out, yet incredibly, and wrongly, the officials decided that the ball had crossed the line.

Zambia 0 – Nigeria 0* (African Cup of Nations quarter-finals, January 26, 2010) (Pens. 4-5) The Super Eagles secured a semi-final with Ghana after an unimpressive victory over plucky Zambia. Onyekachi Apam was sent off for the Super Eagles in extra time but in the penalty shoot-out Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama was the hero, saving from Thomas Nyirenda and then scoring the last penalty himself.

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Benfica All Stars XI 3 – Zidane XI 3 (Match for Poverty 2010, January 26, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) A host of stars turned out for this charity match in support of the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Kaka danced through for the opener, but Benfica hit back with a brace from Nuno Gomes. Ex-Arsenal legend Robert Pires equalised for Zidane and his pals after great work from Zizou himself, only for Eder Luis to give Benfica the lead again. With five minutes remaining, Indian Baichung Bhutia levelled the match at 3-3. The match also featured a solo crazy pitch invader who had to be stopped by eight stewards.

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Lecce 1 – Piacenza 0 (Serie B, January 26, 2010)

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Maccabi Haifa 0 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 (Ligat Ha’Al, January 26, 2010)