Nottingham Forest beat Sporting; West Brom miss two penalties in Histon defeat; Bournemouth beat Southampton; Watford score four against Borehamwood

USA 2 – Haiti 2 (Gold Cup, July 11, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Davy Arnaud put the US in front but two goals in the first four minutes of the second half from Sirin Vaniel and Mones Chery (great strike) seemed to have given Haiti the win. However, two minutes into injury-time Stuart Holden scored a cracker to tie the match. Both sides qualify for the quarters.

Honduras 4 – Grenada 0 (Gold Cup, July 11, 2009) Honduras claimed their place in the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Walter Martinez, Roger Espinoza, Melvin Valladares and Carlos Costly.


Sporting Lisbon 0 – Nottingham Forest 1 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) New signing and former Liverpool winger Paul Anderson scored the only goal of the game late on.

Histon 1 – West Brom 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Roberto Di Matteo first match in charge of the Baggies ended in disappointment. New £1.9 debutant Simon Cox and Luke Moore both saw their spot kicks saved by Danny Naisbitt, while Jamie Barker earned Histon the win with a 64th minute strike.

Bournemouth 2 – Southampton 1 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) The Saints were taken over in midweek but were unable to get the better of the League Two side at Dean Court, with all three goals coming in a frantic eight-minute spell shortly after halftime. Matt Patterson drilled the Saints into a 51st minute lead after good work from Gregorz Rasiak, only for Liam Feeney to level matters five minutes later. Sammy Igoe grabbed the winner when he rolled the ball into an empty net with 31 minutes remaining.

Borehamwood 1 – Watford 4 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Michael Bryan scored an excellent opener for the Hornets and then a double from Danny Graham saw Watford go in at halftime three ahead. Poor defending from the Championship side gifted the hosts a goal back after the break, before Jon Harley completed the scoring in injury time.

AFC Wimbledon 0 – Wycombe Wanderers 1 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) League One newcomers Wycombe kicked off their pre-season with a win, Matt Harrold scored the only goal of the game after 76 minutes, slotting home after a neat ball from Lewis Montrose.

Bayer Leverkusen 1 – Galatasaray 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Central defender Manuel Freidrich headed home the only goal in the 37th minute of the match.

Heerenveen 0 – Olympiakos 1 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) Kostas Mitroglu capitalised on some woeful defending with ten minutes remaining.

VVV Venlo 2 – Feyenoord 2 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) New Eredivisie outfit Venlo took the lead through their star forward Keisuke Honda, before Leroy Fer came off the bench to hammer home a cracker to draw Feyenoord level. Two minutes later Luigi Bruins put the visitors ahead only for Honda to equalise with his second of the match. Venlo won 4-1 on penalties.

Brondby 1 – PSV 2 (Friendly, July 11, 2009) A tame shot from Balazs Dzsudzsak gave PSV a 20th minute lead. Farnerud drew Brondby home from the spot on the hour but three minutes later Danko Lazovic restored the visitors’ advantage.

PSG 2 – Pontivy 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)

Lens 0 – Boulogne 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)

Al Ahly 2 – WAC Casablanca 0 (Friendly, July 11, 2009)


Krylya Sovietov 1 – Rubin Kazan 2 (Russian Premier League, July 11, 2009) Sergei Semak put the Russian champions in front only for Jan Koller to equalise. Aleksandr Bukharov claimed the winner just after the hour mark.

Terek Grozny 1 – CSKA Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, July 11, 2009) Tomas Necid headed CSKA in front at the back post with 22 minutes to go, but two minutes later Panku equalised from the penalty spot.

Rostov 0 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, July 11, 2009) Welliton netted the only goal of the game with 20 minutes remaining, latching onto a ball over the top and lifting his shot over the keeper and into the empty net.

Amkar Perm 3 – Dynamo Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, July 11, 2009)


Kalmar 6 – Djurgarden 1 (Allsvenskan, July 11, 2009) The irrepressible Rasmus Elm claimed the opener with a quality free-kick, Matias Jonson equalised nine minutes before the break but the home side ran riot in the second half. Rasmus Elm claimed the second, Tobias Eriksson scored a brace, David Elm joined his brother on the scoresheet and Abiola Dauda was the final player to score.


Real Salt Lake 1 – Club America 0 (XanGo Cup, July 11, 2009) A superb shot from Javier Morales in the 54th minute, which flew from the left hand side of the box over Club America keeper Armando Navarrete into the far post, was the difference between the sides.


Urawa Red Diamonds 2 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 (J-League, July 11, 2009) Brazilian forward Edmilson, who missed cashing in on a penalty in the 76th minute, scored twice in the 68th and 84th minutes to give Urawa a 2-1 victory over Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Albirex Niigata 2 – Kawasaki Frontale 2 (J-League, July 11, 2009) Niigata were held to a draw by Kawasaki as Brazilian striker Juninho scored an equaliser for Kawasaki in injury time.


Palmeiras 4 – Nautico 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 11, 2009) Palmeiras took a 7th minute lead as Mauricio Ramos headed home a free-kick and in the 28th minute Willians scored the second with another header. Nautico pulled a goal back midway through the second half, Marcio Barros long shot ricocheted off a defender and into the net. Palmeiras responded quickly, Pablo Armero fired a bullet into the Nautico net. In the 84th minute when Pierre added the fourth.

Avai FC 1 – Botafogo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 11, 2009)

Barueri 3 – Coritiba 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 11, 2009)