Leeds dump Darlington out the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy; U20 World Cup: Costa Rica stun hosts Egypt at the U20 World Cup; Ghana progress at expense of South Africa

Leeds 2 – Darlington 1 (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, October 6, 2009) New Darlington manager Steve Staunton watched on as his Quakers were dumped out the cup. Darlington went 2-down inside the half hour thanks to Andy Robinson’s fortuitous free-kick and Tresor Kandol’s neat finish one-on-one.  Darlington responded through Mark Convery, who swept in from close range.

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Egypt 0 – Costa Rica 2 (U20 World Cup, October 6, 2009) A first half-goal from Jose Mena and a late strike from Marcos Urena sent the hosts crashing out of the tournament.

Ghana 2 – South Africa 1 (U20 World Cup, October 6, 2009) Kermit Erasmus slid South Africa into the lead just before the hour mark but Ghana equalised and sent the match to extra time with a solid header from Andre Ayew. A fantastic turn and finish from Dominic Adiyiah settled the tie in extra time.

Hungary 2* – Czech Republic 2 (U20 World Cup, October 6, 2009) (Pens. 4-3) The opener from Mate Kiss was a stunning long range strike but the Czechs equalised minutes later in the first half through Jan Voshalik. Two minutes into extra time Michael Rabusic put the Czechs in front for the first time but seven minutes later Vladimir Koman responded with a fine free-kick. Hungary held their nerve in the penalty shoot-out and face Italy in the quarters.

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Vila Nova 1 – Bragantino 2 (Brazil Serie B, October 6, 2009)

Portuguesa 1 Sao Caetano 1 (Brazil Serie B, October 6, 2009)

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Al Gharafa 1 – Al Sailiya 0 (Qatari Stars League, October 6, 2009) Former Lyon star Juninho Pernambucano scored a debut injury time winning free-kick to hand his new side the spoils.


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