Celtic beat the Brisbane Roar in the Translink Cup; Newcastle beat Shamrock Rovers; York peg back Leeds in six-goal thriller

Mexico 2 – Guadaloupe 0 (Gold Cup, July 12, 2009) Mexico now face Haiti in the quarter-finals after goals from Gerardo Torrado and Miguel Sabah. Guadeloupe had Alain Vertot and Ludovic Gotin sent off late on.

Panama 4 – Nicaragua 0 (Gold Cup, July 12, 2009) Blas Perez scored his second goal of the Gold Cup and Luis Tejada added a pair in the second half, sending Panama to the quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Nicaragua.


Shamrock Rovers 0 – Newcastle United 3 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) After a slow start, Steven Taylor scored on 50 minutes when he turned home the ball after Kazenga LuaLua’s shot was saved by the Shamrock keeper. Danny Guthrie hit the crossbar with a free kick on 74 minutes, before Shola Ameobi made sure of the victory three minutes from time as his deflected shot ended up in the back of the net. Upstart Nile Ranger bagged his first senior goal for the club when he put the ball into an empty net after the keeper came out to block late on.

Brisbane Roar 0 – Celtic 3 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) Tony Mowbray celebrated his first game in charge of Celtic with win. New Zealand international Chris Killen scored two goals in the space of three minutes late in the first half before substitute Koki Mizuno struck in the 50th minute with a diving header.

York 3 – Leeds 3 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) All the off-the field talk was about Fabian Delph, but the game was a real cracker. Adam Smith put the home side in front only for Luciano Becchio, Michael Whitwell and Andy Milne to put Leeds in a winning position. Yet, two goals in injury-time from Alex Lawless (great strike) and Darli Gomes levelled the match.

Swindon 1 – CFR Cluj 1 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) Anthony McNamee put Swindon in front, Ruiz equalised for Cluj.

Varese 0 – AC Milan 2 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) Leonardo won his first match as Milan coach, Pippo Inzaghi got both goals, the first a fine finish after he was put through on goal, the second after great work from Ronaldinho.

Huizen 0 – Ajax 6 (Friendly, July 12, 2009)

Roma 1 – Plzen 1 (Friendly, July 12, 2009)

Zamalek 2 – Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (Friendly, July 12, 2009) The White Knights beat the UEFA Cup holders thanks to goals from Amr Zaki (close to a move to Malaga) and new signing Sayed Maed.

Sion 2 – Benfica 2 (Friendly, July 12, 2009)

Buckie Thistle 0 – Inverness CT 2 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Inside two minutes Robert Eagle supplied a fine cross for Richie Foran to nod in the opener, and the striker netted a second header in the first half to seal the win.

Lyon 1 – Nice 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)

Sturm Graz 0 – Werder Bremen 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)


Stromsgodset 0 – Rosenborg 1 (Tippeligaen, July 12, 2009) For the second week running Rade Prica proved Rosenborg’s hero, this week scoring the game’s only goal after 16 minutes.

Molde 5 – Brann Bergen 2 (Tippeligaen, July 12, 2009) Mame Biram Diouf broke the deadlock for Molde after just 25 seconds.

Odd Grenland 1 – Start Kristiansand 2 (Tippeligaen, July 12, 2009) After falling behind, Hunter Freeman’s 40-yard free-kick evaded eveyone to draw Start level.


RoPS Rovaniemi 5 – FF Jaro 3 (Veikkausliiga, July 12, 2009)


Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – FC Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, July 12, 2009) After a period of constant pressure Zenit broke the deadlock in the 55th minute as Ivica Krizanac’s shot deflected into the back of the net.


Seattle Sounders 2 – Houston Dynamo 1 (MLS, July 11, 2009) Houston forward Brad Davis scored in the 12th minute to give the Dynamo an early lead, but Fredy Montero replied with a controversial equaliser that may or may not have crossed the goal line. There was no doubt about the winner though, as seconds into the second half defender Patrick Ianni connected with a bicycle-kick to give Seattle the win.

Chicago Fire 0 – Columbus Crew 0 (MLS, July 11, 2009) Crew keeper William Hesmer earned the visitors a point recording 13 saves to hold onto his clean sheet.

New England Revolution 0 – KC Wizards 0 (MLS, July 11, 2009) Matt Reis claimed eleven saves to help the Revs hold out for a draw with the Wizards.


Kyoto Sanga 1 – Kashiwa Reysol 2 (J-League, July 12, 2009) Yusuke Murakami struck with a minute remaining as Kashiwa Reysol recorded a valuable win at Kyoto.


Cruzeiro 0 – Atletico Mineiro 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009) The sending off of Ze Carlos after just seven seconds made the away side’s job even easier against a second-string side due to the upcoming second leg of the Copa Libertadores final. Junior, Alessandro and Luis got the goals.

Sao Paulo 2 – Flamengo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009) Gonzalo Fierro put Flamengo in front, Borges equalised a minute later. Adriano regained the lead for the away side from the penalty spot only for Jorge Wagner to find another equaliser, also from the spot.

Gremio 3 – Corinthians 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009) Gremio moved into sixth place after thrashing Ronaldo’s Corinthians in Porto Alegre. Gremio’s goals were scored by Alex Mineiro, Jonas and Rafael Marques.

Vitoria 6 – Santos 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009)

Atletico Paranaense 3 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009) Marcinho scored twice and Wesley  picked up the third for Atletico Paranaense, who moved out of relegation zone with the win. Internacional’s goals came from Nilmar (7) and Argentine midfielder Andres D’Alessandro (88).

Fluminense 0 – Santo Andre 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009)

Sport Recife 1 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 12, 2009)