Alania spank Spartak; Zenit leave it late at Amkar; CSKA & Sibir hit four; Tosun cracker leads Trab; HIF stay top; Mexico edge Senegal

Alania Vladikavkaz 5 – Spartak Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, May 10, 2010) A dramatic first-half ended 2-2 in Vladikavkaz, with Spartak twice coming from behind. Georgiy Gabulov scored his second of the match 21 minutes after the break to give Alaniya a 3-2 lead, his powerful long-range free-kick leaving Spartak’s keeper with no chance. Poor defending let Arsen Khubulov in for the home team’s fourth in the 88th minute and Sergei Dadu completed Spartak’s misery from what looked suspiciously like an offside position in injury time. Spartak were denied a third goal right at the end of the match when Wellinton saw his spot-kick saved.

Amkar Perm 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 2 (Russian Premier League, May 10, 2010) Two late strikes from Maksim Kanunnikov and Danny ensured Zenit were able to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table following victory at Amkar.

CSKA Moscow 4 – Terek 1 (Russian Premier League, May 10, 2010) CSKA went into the break 1-0 down against Terek Grozny, but two goals from Alan Dzagoyev and strikes from Chidi Odiah and Mark Gonzalez saw Leonid Slutsky’s side move into second place.

Sibir Novosibirsk 4 – Samara 1 (Russian Premier League, May 10, 2010) Sibir Novosibirsk climbed off the foot of the table with a comfortable 4-1 win at home to Krylya Sovetov. The visitors were ahead after a sixth-minute strike from Sergei Tkachev but Tomas Cizek equalised two minutes later. Sibir Novosibirsk then ran away with the match with further goals from Aleksei Medvedev, Arunas Klimavicius and Maxim Astafiev.

Rostov 0 – Rubin Kazan 2 (Russian Premier League, May 10, 2010) Kazan were 2-0 winners at Rostov following goals from Sergei Semak and Alexander Bukharov.

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Trabzonspor 2 – Denizlispor 1 (Super Lig, May 10, 2010) Giray Kacar’s sixth minute opener for the hosts was cancelled out by Ahmed Cebe’s curler 10 minutes from the break. The winner arrived on the hour through Murat Tosun’s brilliant arching effort into the far top corner.

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Gefle 1 – Helsingborg 3 (Allsvenskan, May 10, 2010) Alexander Gerndt gave the home side the lead five minutes into the second half and Helsingborg’s chances of overturning that were hit when Marcus Nilsson was dismissed in the 67th minute. Instead that seemed to galvanise the league leaders who scored three times in the last 12 minutes through May Mahlangu, Joel Ekstrand and Marcus Lantz.

Brommapojkarna 2 – Kalmar 3 (Allsvenskan, May 10, 2010) Kalmar went 3-0 up after two goals from Ricardo Santos and another from Stefan Alander before Ferhat Korkmaz and Mauricio Albornoz gave the home side hope.

GAIS 0 – IFK Gothenburg 0 (Allsvenskan, May 10, 2010)

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Godoy Cruz 3 – Colon 0 (Clausura, May 10, 2010) The hosts were made to wait until late in the game to secure the points through goals from Federico Higuain, Jairo Castillo (a brilliant volley) and Sebastian Martinez.

Lanus 3 – San Lorenzo 2 (Clausura, May 10, 2010) Bernardo Romeo put the visitors ahead after 26 minutes but Lanus hit back with three goals in 21 second-half minutes. Gonzalo Castillejos scored just two minutes after coming on and Salcedo Gonzalez and Maximiliano Velazquez sealed the win despite a late consolation from Alejandro Gomez.

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Mexico 1 – Senegal 0 (International Friendly, May 10, 2010) Mexico created the better chances against Senegal, but it wasn’t until the visiting keeper gifted Alberto Medina a 59th minute opener that El Tri finally got on the scoreboard.


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