U20 World Cup: Brazil blitz Uruguay; UAE see off Venezuela; Kashima lose fifth straight match (and the J-League?) to Kawasaki; Goals from Brazil, Argentina

Brazil 3 – Uruguay 1 (Under-20 World Cup, October 7, 2009) A blistering half-hour opening spell won the game for Brazil. Alex Texeira claimed a brace and Alan Kardec scored the third, nine minutes before the break Jonathan Urretaviscaya pulled one back for Uruguay. Brazil face Germany in the quarters.

Venezuela 1 – UAE 2 (Under-20 World Cup, October 7, 2009) Rondon had put the South American side into the lead but goals from Mohamed Ahmed and Ahmed Khalil set up a quarter final tie with Costa Rica.

Germany 3 – Nigeria 2 (Under-20 World Cup, October 7, 2009) After a goalless first half, Danny Uchechi headed Nigeria in front from close range. A minute later Bojm Kopplin deceived the Nigerian keeper to equalise. Nigeria again took the lead through Rabui Ibrahim, thanks to a fine turn and finish but the Germans hit back equalised again seven minutes later through Mario Vrancic despite being down to ten men by this time. Seconds before the final whistle, Kopplin scored the winner for Ze Germans with a blistering run from inside his own half.

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Kashima Antlers 2 – Kawasaki Frontale 3 (J-League, October 7, 2009) A Jong Tae-se brace and a Juninho strike had put Kawasaki in command with Marquinhos netting for Kashima. The referee had to abandon the encounter in the 75th minute as the pitch became like a swamp as monsoon-like conditions swept across the ground. On the restart Kashima’s Daiki Iwamasa quickly pulled back another goal to ensure a nervy finish. But the visitors held on as Kashima fell to their five straight defeat as their title challenge continued to falter at the money-time.

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Vitoria 3 – Flamengo 3 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009) A quick counterattack led to a Flamengo goal by striker Denis Marques in the 13th minute, but Vitoria hit back just four minutes later when Roger rose above Airton to score with a header. Flamengo immediately went on the attack and Petkovic converted a free-kick only for Vitoria to rally once more as Ramon also scored from a set-play. Vitoria then got their noses in front through Bruno only for Flamengo to equalise through Ze Roberto.

Sao Paulo 2 – Coritiba 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009) Sao Paulo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Hernanes stole the ball at midfield, raced to the area and fired in a powerful strike. Coritiba bounced back, scoring in the 37th minute when a shot by Carlinhos Paraiba bounced of Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni only to be put in by midfielder Renatinho. Marcelinho Paraiba put in a booming shot five minutes later to Coritiba the lead heading into halftime. It wasn’t until the 67th that striker Washington booted one in off a cross just in front of goal to end the scoring.

Fluminense 1 – Corinthians 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009)

Internacional 3 – Nautico 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009)

Sport Recife 0 – Santos 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009) Felipe Azevedo put Santos on top in the 37th, taking a ball that bounced off a defender just in front of the area and putting in a hard left-footer for the score.

Barueri 0 – Santo Andre 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009)

Atletico Paranaense 0 – Gremio 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, October 7, 2009)

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Godoy Cruz 1 – Newells Old Boys 1 (Apertura, October 7, 2009) Mauro Formica scored in the 17th minute to give Newell’s the lead, but Leandro Torres leveled in the 46th.

Banfield 1 – Atletico Tucuman 1 (Apertura, October 7, 2009) Luis Rodriguez had opened the scoring for Tucuman with a lob lifted over Banfield goalkeeper Cristian Lucchetti in the 29th minute. Uruguayan striker Silva scored his seventh goal of the tournament from the penalty spot in the 75th minute to move Banfield level on points with early leader Estudiantes.

Tigre 2 – Huracan 2 (Apertura, October 7, 2009) Huracan raced into a 2-0 lead over Tigre with goals from Lucas Trecarichi in the 13th minute and Rodrigo Diaz in the 22nd. Carlos Luna began the fightback, applying the finishing touch to an incisive Tigre attack in the 72nd minute and Rodolfo Arruabarrena headed the equalizer from a deep free kick in the 85th.


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