VIDEO: Arsenal’s Ramsey scores a cracker in Wales victory over Italy; Goals from Australia & Argentina

Wales 2 – Italy 1 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, September 4, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Wales took the lead on nine minutes when Bristol City defender Christian Ribeiro opened the scoring, only for Italy to level the scores before halftime thanks to a goal from Parma forward Alberto Paloschi. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey secured the win with a brilliant volley in the 68th minute.

Spain 2 – Poland 0 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, September 4, 2009) Mato hooked in Spain’s opener after just seven minutes and Daniel Parejo sealed the win with a near post header from a early after the break.

Holland 2 – Finland 0 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, September 4, 2009) A howler from the Finnish keeper gifted Siem De Jong a 15th minute opener, Diego Biseswar wrapping up the win midway through the second half.

Portugal 4 – Lithuania 1 (European U21 Championship Qualifiers, September 4, 2009) Andre Monteiro score a brace for Portugal.


Central Coast Mariners 2 – Perth Glory 1 (A-League, September 4, 2009) A terrible mistake from Perth Glory goalkeeper Tando Velaphi saw the Mariners snatch victory at Canberra Stadium. The game appeared headed for a 1-1 draw but the Mariners were gifted the win via a Matt Simon goal in the 89th minute following an absolute howler from Velaphi.

Wellington Phoenix 1 – Adelaide United 1 (A-League, September 4, 2009)


Colon 5 – Tigre 1 (Apertura, September 4, 2009) Esteban Fuertes, the 36-year-old striker, was the star of the show after scoring three of Colon’s five goals.

Gimnasia La Plata 0 – Velez Sarsfield 1 (Apertura, September 4, 2009) Defending Argentine champion Velez picked up the points thanks to Maximiliano Moralez’s winner in second-half injury time.

Banfield 1 – Chacarita Juniors 0 (Apertura, September 4, 2009)