Goals from South America: Boca win at Racing Club; Palmeiras held by Avai

Racing Club 1 – Boca Juniors 2 (Argentinean Apertura, October 8, 2009) Pablo Caballero had put Racing in front in the first half but a brace from Lucas Viatri in the second period won the match for Boca. Riquelme provided the second goal with a terrific backheel assist. Racing coach Caruso Lombardi quit after the match.

Velez Sarsfield 1 – Argentinos Juniors 0 (Argentinean Apertura, October 8, 2009) Velez are now top with 17 points.

Colon 4 – Arsenal Sarandi 1 (Argentinean Apertura, October 8, 2009)


Palmeiras 2 – Avai 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2009) William and Emerson had given Avai a shock 2-0 lead at the break. The Brazilian league leaders hit back in the second half through Vagner Love and Robert.

Cruzeiro 3 – Goias 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2009)

Botafogo 3 – Atletico Mineiro 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 8, 2009)