Ecuador peg back Brazil; Didier Drogba claims a brace as Ivory Coast batter Malawi

Ecuador 1 – Brazil 1 (World Cup qualifier, March 29, 2009) Just seconds after coming on as a substitute Julio Baptista put Brazil in front but in the 89th minute the home side scored a deserved equaliser through Cristian Noboa after great wing play from Edison Mendez.

Peru 1 – Chile 3 (World Cup qualifier, March 29, 2009) Alexis Sanchez volleyed home the first for Chile in the second minute, Humberto Suazo doubled the lead from the penalty spot and although John Fano pulled a goal back, Chile confirmed the win against their great rivals with a third from Matias Fernandez.


Ivory Coast 5 – Malawi 0 (World Cup qualifier, March 29, 2009) The Flying Elephants brushed aside Malawi. Koffi Romaric opened the scoring in the first minute before Didier Drogba claimed two, the first a penalty (which Zokora couldn’t watch) and a fine left footed strike. Second half goals from Salomon Kalou and Bakary Kone completed the rout.

Egypt 1 – Zambia 1 (World Cup qualifier, March 29, 2009) Amr Zaki put his Premier League goal drought behind him to put Egypt in front but Francis Kasonde equalised on 57 minutes.

Mozambique 0 – Nigeria 0 (World Cup qualifier, March 29, 2009) Veteran striker Dario Monteiro from South African club Mamelodi Sundowns was the unluckiest footballer on the artificial Machava Stadium pitch as he netted twice during the first half only to be ruled offside each time.


Crewe 0 – Millwall 1 (League One, March 28, 2009) On-loan Jason Price broke Crewe hearts with an injury-time winner to keep the Lions in the automatic promotion race.


Tenerife 2 – Cordoba 0 (Segunda Division, March 29, 2009) Alejandro Alfaro’s second half double earned Tenerife the points.


Vicenza 2 – Salernitana 0 (Serie B, March 29, 2009) Sgrigna opened the scoring with an angled drive from just inside the box before Forestieri’s solo effort doubled Vicenza’s lead.

Parma 1 – Piacenza 1 (Serie B, March 29, 2009) Budel’s left-footed strike into the top corner gave Parma a deserved lead. On the hour mark Graffiedi equalised by nodding in Moscardelli’s cross.

Cittadella 4 – Modena 0 (Serie B, March 29, 2009) Oliveira opened the rout when he sprung the offside trap to place an angled drive past the goalkeeper. Meggiorini took his tally to 14 goals thanks to a solo effort and pouncing on a defensive error. Bonvissuto sealed the poker late on from a corner.

Brescia 2 – Livorno 2 (Serie B, March 29, 2009) In the opening 60 seconds Brescia took the lead through Caracciolo’s angled drive. Moments later Tavano equalised with a fine right-foot finish, before Tavano turned the game around at the start of the second half with his looping header. Caracciolo earned Livorno a point from the spot.

All the goals from Sunday’s action in Serie B can be seen here.