Arsenal win 3-1 at Spurs in FA Youth Cup; NAC stun AZ in the Dutch Cup; Kuwait upset Australia in Asian Cup qualifier

Tottenham 1 – Arsenal 3 (FA Youth Cup, March 5, 2009) Watching on were managers Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger as Spurs took an early lead through Jon Obika. Five minutes into the second period the Gunners hit back, Kyle Bartley heading home from a corner. And two late goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Rhys Murphy booked Arsenal a semi-final berth.

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AZ Alkmaar 1 – NAC Breda 2 (KNVB Beker, March 5, 2009) Eredivisie leaders AZ Alkmaar crashed out of the cup even after Moussa Dembele put AZ ahead on 13 minutes. Second half goals from Nourdin Boukhari and Anthony Lurling sealed a quarter-final victory for NAC.

Roda Kerkade 2 – FC Volendam 3 (KNVB Beker, March 5, 2009) Bakens early goal was cancelled out by goals from Yulu-Matondo and Fauw to put Roda 2-1 up. But a brace from 20-year-old striker Melvin Platje won the match. (Both goals can be seen here.) The match winner, coming in the 96th minute, was a stunning volleyed finish.

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Australia 0 – Kuwait 1 (Asian Cup 2011 qualifier, March 5, 2009) Kuwait defender Mesaed Alenzi was the hero of the match glancing home a free-kick in the 37th minute.

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America de Cali 1 – Sao Paulo 3 (Copa Libertadores, March 5, 2009)A brace from veteran striker Washington and a close range header from Borges put the Brazilian side 3-up, Cortes netted a consolation.

Deportivo San Martin 2 – River Plate 1 (Copa Libertadores, March 5, 2009) A Diaz penalty and a fine strike from Luduena gave the home side the victory, Falcao scored for River.

Libertad 2 – San Lorenzo 0 (Copa Libertadores, March 5, 2009) The home side claimed two goals in six minutes in the first half from Ximenez and Aquino to claim the win.

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Pumas 0 – Cruz Azul 1 (Agg. 0-2) (CONCACAF Champions League, March 5, 2009) Cruz Azul booked their place in the last four thanks to Christian Riveros 85th minute strike.

Marathon 0 – Puerto Rico Islanders 1 (Agg. 1-3) (CONCACAF Champions League, March 5, 2009) The Islanders sealed their passage to the last four when Nicholas Addlery broke clear in the final minute and fired home.


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