Georgia 0 – Italy 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) AC Milan defender Kakha Kaladze had an absolute nightmare against his Italian peers, the defender heading a hopeful hoof into the box past his own keeper for the opener and then poor Kaladze put through his own net for a second time in the 67th minute.
Hungary 1 – Sweden 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Sweden kept their World Cup hopes alive with a last-gasp win in Hungary. Olof Mellberg scored in the eighth minute but a Szabolcs Huszti penalty 10 minutes from time looked like ending the match in stalemate. But, for once, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at exactly the right moment as the Barca forward claimed an injury time winner.
Slovakia 2 – Czech Republic 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Stanislav Sestak put the Slovaks ahead in the 60th minute by tapping in a cross from Robert Vittek from close range, but Daniel Pudil equalised eight minutes later when he had just Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha to beat with a low shot after collecting a pass from Jiri Stajner. Marek Hamsik scored from the spot in the 73rd minute but substitute Milan Baros had the last word heading in an equaliser six minutes from time.
Turkey 4 – Estonia 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After Voskoboinikov gave Estonia a surprise seventh minute lead, Tuncay and Yildirim gave Turkey the halftime lead. Vassiljev’s speculative shot brought Estonia back level, but further goals from Arda Turan and Tuncay sealed the Turkish victory.
Switzerland 2 – Greece 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) The hosts rarely threatened despite the 42nd minute dismissal of Loukas Vintra after the Greece defender picked up two yellow cards, but the visitors ran out of steam in the closing stages as strikes from Stephane Grichting and Marko Padalino sealed three points for the Swiss.
Austria 3 – Faroe Islands 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) The hosts got off to a perfect start when Stefan Maierhofer headed in a cross from Jakob Jantscher in the first minute. Mark Janko then chipped in with a double to seal the win for Austria.
Ukraine 5 – Andorra 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Impressive 19-year-old Ukraine debutant Andriy Yarmolenko opened the scoring 18 minutes into the first half, smartly finishing off from a corner. Artem Milevskiy made it two on the stroke of halftime heading home a Voronin cross and Andriy Shevchenko scored from the spot on 71 minutes. Milevskiy earned another penalty in injury time to make it four and another penalty completed the rout after a Vales handball in the area.
Azerbaijan 1 – Finland 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Elvin Mammadov put the hosts 1-up but Finnish goals from set-pieces from Markus Heikkinen and Petri Pasanen turned the match in the visitors’ favour.
Armenia 0 – Bosnia 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) A goal in each half from Senijad Ibricic and Zlatan Muslimovic in Yerevan gave Bosnia the points, consolidating their position in second place in Group Five.
Gabon 0 – Cameroon 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Cameroon won the match with two quick-fire goals midway through the second half, Achille Emana smashed in a 66th minute opener into the near post before Samuel Eto’o curled home a beauty into the far corner 120 seconds later.