Ghana beat Brazil on penalties to become Africa’s first Under-20 World Cup winners

Ghana 0* – Brazil 0 (Pens. 4-3) (Under-20 World Cup final, October 16, 2009) Ten-man Ghana beat Brazil 4-3 on penalties after there were no goals in 120 minutes of action to become the first African team to win the Under-20 World Cup. Maicon would have won it for Brazil when the score stood at 3-2 only for him to blast his kick wide. Tournament top scorer Dominic Adiyiah then drew Ghana level at 3-3, before Alex Teixeira had his kick saved. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu then sent his spot-kick into the back of the net to give an African team their first Under-20 World Cup trophy.

Hungary 1* – Costa Rica 1 (Pens. 2-0) (Under-20 World Cup third-placed play-off, October 16, 2009) Marcos Urena looked to have won the match nine minutes from time when he drilled home the opener for Costa Rica. But, Nemeth was pulled down late on and Vladimir Koman stepped up to score the equaliser. Costa Rica were shell shocked and bottled the penalty shoot out.


Ruch Chorzow 1 – Lechia Gdansk 0 (Ekstraklasa, October 16, 2009)

Belchatow 2 – Slask Wroclaw 0 (Ekstraklasa, October 16, 2009)


Sliven 0 – Chernomorets Burgas Burgas 1 (Vyscha Liga, October 16, 2009)


Adelaide United 2 – Sydney FC 1 (A-League, October 16, 2009) After the hosts had Fabian Barbiero sent off after just eight minutes, two headers from Cristiano put Adelaide in the driving seat before John Aloisi came off the bench for Sydney to score.


San Lorenzo 1 – Rosario Central 0 (Apertura, October 16, 2009) Bernardo Romeo’s header just before the break sent San Lorenzo top of the league.

Lanus 1 – Velez Sarsfield 1 (Apertura, October 16, 2009) Left back Maximiliano Velasquez put Lanus ahead from a free-kick before midfielder Leandro Somoza equalised for Velez eight minutes from time with a low 20-yarder.