Real Madrid keep up the pressure on Barca with comeback win at Almeria

Almeria 1 – Real Madrid 2 (La Liga, April 15, 2010) Albert Crusat slid Almeria in front following a slick move from the home side in the 14th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo equalised with a fantastic run through the heart of the Almeria defence just before the half hour. Rafael van der Vaart was the match winner with a left footed effort on 69.

Valencia 2 – Athletic Bilbao 0 (La Liga, April 15, 2010) David Silva claimed both goals, the first from close range in the first half and the second after some neat footwork and a powerful left-footed finish.

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Gil Vicente 1 – Beira Mar 1 (Liga Vitalis, April 15, 2010) Cuco put Beira Mar in front with a fine low shot. Jose Luis equalised 14 minutes from time with a flying header.

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Brommaijkarna 0 – Orebro 1 (Allsvenskan, April 15, 2010)

Elfsborg 3 – Djurgarden 1 (Allsvenskan, April 15, 2010)

GAIS 2 – Gefle 1 (Allsvenskan, April 15, 2010)

Mjallby 0 – Kalmar 0 (Allsvenskan, April 15, 2010)

Trelleborgs 2 – IFK Gothenburg 1 (Allsvenskan, April 15, 2010)

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Lokomotiv Plovdiv 2 – Montana 4 (Vyscha Liga, April 15, 2010)

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FC Vaslui 4 – FC Brasov 0 (Romanian Cup, April 15, 2010)

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Sparta Prague 0 – Slavia Prague 1 (Pohar CMFS, April 15, 2010)

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Toronto 2 – Philadelphia Union 1 (MLS, April 15, 2010) Toronto claimed their first victory of the new season against Philadelphia who are playing their first games as a new franchise. Dwayne De Rosario claimed a brace including a free-kick that should have been saved and a penalty. Jordan Harvey had equalised for the Union.

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Lanus 0 – Universitario Peru 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 15, 2010) Universitario finished second in Group Four and Lanus third. The match was marred by fighting between opposition players at the final whistle which meant riot police had to be called in.

Blooming 1 – Libertad 2 (Copa Libertadores, April 15, 2010) Libertad progressed to the next round after coming from behind after Julio Hurtado had given Blooming the lead. Adelberto Roman and Rodolfo Gamarra scored for the Paraguayans.

Colo Colo 1 – Cruzeiro 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 15, 2010) Cruzeiro qualified for the last 16 as one of the best placed runners-up. Thiago got the opener for Cruzeiro, Rodrigo Millar equalised.

Velez Sarsfield 4 – Deportivo Italia 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 15, 2010) Victor Zapata, Lopez (2) and Emiliano Papa were on the scoresheet for the home side.

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Palmeiras 1 – Atletico PR (Copa do Brazil, April 15, 2010) Robert fired home the only goal of the game in the 14th minute.


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