Mexico to face USA in Gold Cup final & Europa League goals

USA 2 – Honduras 0 (Gold Cup semi-final, July 23, 2009) Stuart Holden set up both goals for Clarence Goodson and Kenny Cooper.

Mexico 1 – Costa Rica 1 (Pens. 5-3) (Gold Cup semi-final, July 23, 2009) Froylan Ledezma pegged Mexico back in injury-time after Franco had put them in touching distance of the final in the 88th minute. Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa was the hero, saving Ledezma’s third spot kick for Costa Rica. Arsenal forward Carlos Vela claimed the winning penalty.

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FC Porto 1 – Dinamo Bucharest 0 (Friendly, July 23, 2009) Silvestre Varela claimed the only goal in the 16th minute.

FSV Frankfurt 1 – Werder Bremen 2 (Friendly, July 23, 2009) Hugo Almeida and Philipp Bargfrede were on the scoresheet for the Bundesliga side, Pa Saikou Kujabi scored the Frankfurt goal.

Toronto 0 – River Plate 0 (Pens. 3-4) (Friendly, July 23, 2009) The Argentine side won a tight encounter on penalties, Toronto defender Marco Velez missed the crucial spot kick.

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Olimpi 0 – Legia Warsaw 1 (agg. 0-4) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009) Sebastian SzaÅ‚achowski scored the only goal of the game in the 8th minute.

HJK Helsinki 1 – Vetra 3 (Agg. 2-3) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009) Lithuania’s FK Vetra recovered from going 2-down on aggregate to Helsinki by scoring three unanswered goals to set up a tie with Fulham.

Rabotnicki 4 – Crusaders 2 (Agg. 5-3) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009) Bobi Bozinovski opened the scoring after 20 minutes before Ze Carlos scored the first of his double 10 minutes before halftime. Crusaders substitute Jordan Owens netted after 69 minutes, but Ze Carlos got his second 10 minutes later to recover his side’s two-goal cushion. Felip Petkovski then made the tie safe for the Macedonians after 84 minutes to render Martin Donnelly’s injury time goal no more than consolation.

Galatasaray 2 – Tobol Kostanay 0 (Agg. 3-1) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Karabakh Agdam 1 – Rosenborg 0 (Agg. 1-0) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Lahti 2 – Gorica 0 (Agg. 2-1) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Larisa 1 – Reykjavik 1 (Agg. 1-3) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Ujpest 1 – Steaua Bucharest 2 (Agg. 1-4) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Red Star Belgrade 4 – Rudar Valenje 0 (Agg. 5-0) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

Tallinna FC Flora 1 – Brondby 4 (Agg. 2-4) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009) The Danes put in a fantastic effort to overturn their first leg deficit. Home midfielder Siksten Kasimir scored the goal of the game with a howitzer off the underside of the bar.

Helsingborg 2 – Zestafoni 2 (Agg. 4-3) (Europa League, qualifier, July 23, 2009)

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Corinthians 2 – Vitoria 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 23, 2009) Dentinho scored the opening with a super volley from a Ronaldo pass, Jean doubled the lead on the half hour. Apodi pulled one back for Vitoria before the break.

Atletico Mineiro 2 – Fluminense 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 23, 2009)

Coritiba 1 – Sport Recife 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 23, 2009)


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