Beckford shines for Leeds; Brilliant Mutu tees up Viola win; Real draw in Frankfurt

Chester 2 – Leeds 5 (League Cup, August 12, 2008) Jermaine Beckford scored a first-half hat-trick, the third goal was the pick of the bunch.

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Fiorentina 2 – Slavia Prague 0 (Champions League qaulifier, August 12, 2008) Adrian Mutu put the Viola in front with a smashing free-kick in the third minute that arrowed into the top corner from distance. Early in the second-half Fiorentina doubled their lead, newcomer Alberto Gilardino swallowed up a loose ball in the box from a corner.

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Eintracht Frankfurt 1 – Real Madrid 1 (Friendly, August 12, 2008) The Germans moved ahead in the 13th minute, a free-kick was launched into the Real box, Pepe punched the ball onto the bar and Bellaid was on hand to tap in. Want-away forward Robinho was in the right place to tuck home Real’s equaliser after Saviola’s good work.

Lazio 2 – PAOK Salonika 0 (Friendly, August 12, 2008) Lazio got off to a rip-roaring start against PAOK Saloniki, new signing Matuzalem striking a beauty into the top corner after just three minutes. Mourad Meghni put Lazio two-up with a wonderful solo goal, bursting down the left hand side, cutting inside, and seeing his shot deflected into the roof of the net.

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Valencia 3 – Vitesse 1 (Friendly, August 12, 2008) Los Che went behind after just 18 minutes when Anduele Pryor scored for the visitors. Just ten minutes later Miguel got the home side level. David Silva fired his side into the lead with a fierce drive after picking up a pass from Joaquin. And David Silva made the tie safe in the 75th minute when he ghosted into the box unmarked and finished off comfortably past van der Sman.

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DC United 3 – New England Revolution 1 (US Open Cup semi-finals, August 12, 2008) Emilio scored in the fourth and 81st minutes, and Jaime Moreno netted a goal in the 48th for United. Joe Germanese scored in the 34th minute for the Revs, who played the final minutes with 10-men after Wells Thompson got his second yellow card.

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North Korea 0 – Germany 1 (Women’s Olympics, August 12, 2008) Anja Mittag’s late goal from a rebound inside the box sent Germany into the quarter-finals.

Nigeria 1 – Brazil 3 (Women’s Olympics, August 12, 2008) Nigeria moved ahead with a 19th minute penalty from Nkwocha. Brazil levelled in the 34th minute through Cristiane, and 60 seconds later Cristiane notched her second of the game with a slow-motion overhead-volley. Cristiane completed her hat-trick just before the half-time whistle.

Norway 1 – Japan 5 (Women’s Olympics, August 12, 2008)

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Iran 6 – Qatar 1 (WAFF Championship, August 11, 2008) First-half highlights , second-half .

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Atletico Paranaense 0 – Sao Paulo 0 (Copa Sudamericana, August 12, 2008)

Olimpia 4 – Blooming 2 (Copa Sudamericana, August 12, 2008)

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Avai 1 – Corinthians 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, August 12, 2008)

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