Canada & Costa Rica record narrow wins at the Gold Cup; Roma kick off their pre-season by scoring nine

El Salvador 0 – Canada 1 (Gold Cup, July 7, 2009) Canada advance to the Gold Cup quarter finals thanks to a lone strike from Ali Gerba in the 32nd minute. Canada haven’t let in a goal for four games.

Jamaica 0 – Costa Rica 1 (Gold Cup, July 7, 2009) Costa Rica claimed its first win of the tournament with a goal from Celso Borges midway through the second period. Costa Rica have four points whilst the Reggae Boyz have lost twice and need to beat El Salvador on Friday.


Mattersburg 2 – Wisla Krakow 1 (Friendly, July 7, 2009) Fulham target Pawel Brozek fired Wisla in front with a well-directed back-post header. The Austrians turned the match around after the break, Atan Cem curled home a beauty while Robert Waltner tucked in the winner.

CSKA Sofia 2 – Steaua Bucharest 1 (Friendly, July 7, 2009)

RKC Waalwijk 2 – PSV 2 (Friendly, July 7, 2009) Benschop Berger claimed a first-half brace for the home side, Brazilian Jonathan Reis responded for PSV with the same feat to tie this friendly match.

Roma 9 – Brunico XI 0 (Friendly, July 5, 2009) The Giallorossi began their new year in fine form as Totti claimed a hat-trick, Greco and Esposito both chipped in with a brace while Vucinic and Taddei rounded off the rout.

Austria Vienna 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Friendly, July 4, 2009)


Halmstad 0 – IFK Gothenburg 0 (Allsvenskan, July 6, 2009) IFK saw their lead at the top of the Swedish league cut to a single point after the leaders had to settle for a goalless draw at Halmstad.