Millwall promoted to the Championship; Late Llorente header sees Spain past Saudi Arabia; Ze Germans & Team America post morale boosting wins

Millwall 1 – Swindon 0 (League One Play-off final, May 29, 2010) Lions captain Paul Robinson was the match winner, converting a corner from close range just after the half hour.


Hungary 0 – Germany 3 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Lukas Podolski fired Germany in front in Hungary from the penalty spot. Further second half goals from Mario Gomez and Cacau sealed the win for Ze Germans.

USA 2 – Turkey 1 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) (Longer official highlights here.) Arda Turan exploited a huge amount of space down the left and fired Turkey ahead against Team America in the 26th minute. Just before the hour Jozy Altidore equalised after great work by Landon Donovan. Clint Dempsey poked home the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

Jozy Altidore’s individual match highlights can be seen here and Jose Francisco Torres here.

Spain 3 – Saudi Arabia 2 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Malek Al Hawsawi gave Saudi Arabia a surprise lead in the 17th minute when he rose higher than Iker Casillas from a corner. New Barcelona striker David Villa equalised with another header from an Iniesta cross. Just before the hour mark Xabi Alonso scored Spain’s second with a low long range effort from outside the box. Saudi Arabia brought the game all square when Al Salhawi’s effort was deflected past Casillas by Sultan Al Namare. In injury time Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente headed home from an Alonso corner to win the match.

Slovakia 1 – Cameroon 1 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Kamil Kopunek gave Slovakia the lead after only seven minutes with a fine strike into the top corner. Eyong Takang Enoh equalised with eight minutes to go.

Serbia 0 – New Zealand 1 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Shane Smeltz scored the surprise winner for the All Whites in the 22nd minute against a lacklustre Serbia side.

Towards the end of the match the home Serbia fans began to riot in the stands, forcing national captain and Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic to confront the fans and call for calm.

Ukraine 3 – Romania 2 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Oleksandr Aliyev put Ukraine in front with a long range free kick. After the break Gabrial Tamas equalised with another low long range effort and Niculae put the Romanians in front. Two goals in three minutes from Yevhen Konoplyanka and a Tamas own goal gave Ukraine the morale boosting win. Second half goals here.

Moldova 2 – UAE 3 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Goals from Fares Jumaa and Mohammed al Shehi had given the Whites a 2-1 lead in the 31st minute after Igor Tigirlas had struck early for the former Soviet republic. The score remained that way until Simion Bulgaru drew Moldova level with a header. Amhed Khalil made sure he finished on the winning side with a smart finish in the 89th minute, beating the offside trap to score from a measured Sultan Bargash pass.

Sweden 4 – Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Ola Toivonen’s first international goal put Sweden ahead a minute before the break and Blackburn midfielder Martin Olsson struck twice after the break to restore and extend the advantage after Sejad Salihovic’s excellent 47th minute free-kick. Ermin Zec pulled one back in the 90th minute, only for Marcus Berg to restore his side’s two-goal cushion in stoppage time.

Norway 2 – Montenegro 1 (International Friendly, May 29, 2010) Roma striker Mirko Vucinic looked to have secured a draw for the visitors when he netted nine minutes from time to cancel out Christian Grindheim’s opener, but Zarko Tomasevic headed past his own goalkeeper in the 89th minute from Morten Gamst Pedersen’s free-kick to condemn Montenegro to defeat.


Real Sociedad 2 – Villarreal B 1 (Segunda Division, May 29, 2010) Xabi Prieto’s spot kick was cancelled out by Marco Ruben for Villarreal. Mikel Gonzalez grabbed the winner just before the hour mark. 

Huesca 0 – Real Betis 1 (Segunda Division, May 29, 2010) Juanma claimed the winner in the 93rd minute.

Levante 2 – Rayo Vallecano 1 (Segunda Division, May 29, 2010)


Flamengo 1 – Gremio 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 29, 2010) Dejan Petkovic open for Fla in the 7th minute after Vagner Love’s header deflected off the Gremio post. Gremio equalised early in the second half when fullback Rodrigo was left unmarked to head home a corner.

Palmeiras 0 – Gremio Prudente 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 29, 2010)

Avai 0 – Vitoria 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, May 29, 2010)

Bahia 2 – Sport Recife 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, May 29, 2010)

Brasilense 1 – Figueirense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, May 29, 2010)

Icasa 3 – Duque de Caixas 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, May 29, 2010)

Sao Caetano 3 – Ponte Preta 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, May 29, 2010)

America 4 – Ipatinga 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, May 29, 2010)


Audax Italiano 2 – Cobresal 1 (Chile Copa, May 29, 2010)


Portland Timbers 3 – Boca Juniors 2 (Club Friendly, May 29, 2010)