Rotherham batter Leeds; Roberto Baggio & Rudd Gullit turn out for a charity match

Rotherham 4 – Leeds 2 (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, October 8, 2008) The Millers took the lead when a long throw by Nicholas picked out Sharps and his back header looped into the back of the net. Leeds equalised when Howson slotted home from close range, but three minutes after half time Hudson scored from a rebound after his penalty was initially saved. Then two goals in five minutes at the start of the second half stunned Leeds. Broughton headed home an inviting cross from Reid and five minutes later Fenton headed home Rhodes’ corner. Showunmi grabbed a consolation for Leeds.

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Fiorentina 4 – AC Milan 1 (Exhibition, October 8, 2008) The match was played for former Stefano Borgonovo, to raise funds to help find a cure for the motor neurone disease, which Borgonovo currently suffers from. Roberto Baggio, who played with Borgonovo at Fiorentina, and Ruud Gullit, who played with Borgonovo at AC Milan, both turned out for the occasion. Fiorentina eventually ran out winners, with Giampaolo Pazzini grabbing a brace, as well as goals from Nappi and Da Costa. Massaro netted the only goal for the Rossoneri.

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The goals from the 24th round Russian Premier Liga can be seen here.

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Celta Vigo 2 – Real Sociedad 0 (Copa Del Rey, October 8, 2008)

Rayo Vallecano 2 – Albacete 1 (Copa Del Rey, October 8, 2008)

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Mantova  0 – Vicenza 0 (Serie B, October 8, 2008)

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Sport Recife 2 – Vasco da Gama 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2008) Vasco da Gama stayed in the relegation zone after a injury time goal denied them their first win in eight games. Leandro Amaral scored twice in a five-minute spell before halftime to put Vasco ahead after Kassio had opened the scoring for Sport, but a late opportunist goal from Ciro salvaged a draw for the hosts.

Gremio 2 – Santos 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2008) Gremio regained the top spot in Brazil. Richard Morales opened the scoring in the second minute, and the hosts had to wait until injury time for the second, when Manchester United target Douglas Costa had a free-kick saved with Soares scoring from the rebound.

Figueirense 0 – Palmeiras 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2008)

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Municipal 2 – Tauro 2 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 8, 2008) Municipal opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Juan Plata volleyed home with his left foot. Tauro hit back in the second half, Luis Fernando Esobar finding the back of the net after a stunning solo effort in the 58th minute before Edwin Aguilar headed the Panama club into the lead. But Mario Acevedo headed home an injury time corner to grab a draw for Municipal.

CD Olimpia 1 – Atlante 1 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 8, 2008)

Santos Laguna 3 – Puerto Rico Islanders 0 (CONCACAF Champions League, October 8, 2008)

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Adelaide United 3 – Bunyodkor 0 (Asian Champions League, October 8, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Second half goals to Diego, Fabian Barbiero and Cristiano have put the Reds in the box seat for a place in the tournament’s final ahead of the second leg of the semi in Uzbekistan in a fortnight.

Gamba Osaka 1 – Urawa Reds 1 (Asian Champions League, October 8, 2008) Urawa Reds took the lead in the 22nd when Hajime Hosogai scored with a low shot from the edge of the box. The gamed in stalemate when Yasuhito Endo converted a penalty in the 81st minute after Takahito Soma brought down Ryuji Bando in the box.

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