VIDEO: Bellamy secures Manchester City draw at Aston Villa; Italy dump Spain out the Under-20 World Cup

Aston Villa 1 – Manchester City 1 (Premier League, October 5, 2009) Richard Dunne scored against his old club with a powerful header on 15 minutes, outjumping Villa old boy Barry in the process. With just over twenty minutes remaining City engineered an equaliser, Ireland played in Adebayor who passed to the in-form Craig Bellamy to lash the ball into the net.


Pacos Ferreira 1 – Benfica 3 (Superliga, October 5, 2009) Benfica were 3-0 up by half-time courtesy of goals from David Luiz after just two minutes, Carlos Martins and Oscar Cardozo five minutes before the break. Araujo Maykon pulled one back 22 minutes from full time, but it did not signal the start of a comeback.

Nacional 2 – Vitoria Guimaraes 0 (Superliga, October 5, 2009) A pair of penalties from Edgar gave Nacional victory over Guimaraes.


IFK Gothenburg 2 – GAIS 1 (Allsvenskan, October 5, 2009) IFK won the Gothenburg derby courtesy of a Stefan Selakovic double.


Hapoel Beer-Sheva 3 – Beitar Jerusalem 2 (Ligat ha’Al, October 5, 2009) Be’er Sheva took the lead in the 14th minute through Lior Asulin, Melikson added a second from the spot, while the goal of the game came in the 35th minute as David Revivo sent an unstoppable 20-yard rocket into the far corner of the net. After the break Beitar’s Amit Ben-Shushan crossed for Barak Yitzhaki to head home and 11 minutes later Toto Tamuz scored from outside the box, but the visitors’ failed to find an equaliser.


Spain 1 – Italy 3 (Under-20 World Cup, October 5, 2009) Spain, one of the favourites to win the tournament in Egypt, were dumped out by Italy with the early sending off of Spain’s Hector Baldassi a big factor. Mattia Mustacchio scored Italy’s opener ten minutes after the break, Andrea Mazzarani claimed the second six minutes later. A penalty from Aaron Niguez brought Spain back into the match but the same player then missed another spot kick to draw them level on  84 minutes and a minute later Mustacchio claimed his second and Italy’s third.

Paraguay 0 – South Korea 3 (Under-20 World Cup, October 5, 2009) Kim Bo-kyung scored the opener in the 56th minute, chipping in a loose ball in after a shot from Kim Min-woo was parried by Paraguay keeper Joel Silva. Kim Min-woo then scored on a counterattack in the 60th and made it 3-0 with a header 10 minutes later.


Panathinaikos 4 – Larisa 0 (Greek Super League, October 5, 2009) Loukas Vyntra opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime and Kostas Katsouranis added a second after 66 minutes, before Djibril Cisse weighed in with two in the last 20 minutes to give the score a lopsided look. The win took Pana back above Olympiakos into top spot.

PAOK 1 – Iraklis 0 (Greek Super League, October 5, 2009) Vladimir Ivic bagged the winner three minutes from time.

Xanthi 1 – AEK 0 (Greek Super League, October 5, 2009) Mauro Poy was the match winner, tapping home from close range.

Asteras Tripolis 2 – Ergotelis 4 (Greek Super League, October 5, 2009) The hosts were 2-0 down inside 22 minutes thanks to Maris Verpakovskis’ double but pulled one back moments before the halftime whistle through Marcelao. It was 2-2 when Danijel Cesarec netted just after the hour mark, but substitutes Dimitris Orfanos (77) and Deividas Cesnauskis (90) scored late to stun the home crowd.

Panionios 2 – Atromitos 1 (Greek Super League, October 5, 2009) Panionios claimed their first win of the season.


Sydney FC 1 – Central Coast Mariners 0 (A League, October 5, 2009) A fine header from Terry McFlynn sent Sydney back to the top of the table.

Adelaide United 1 – Newcastle Jets 1 (A League, October 5, 2009) Jin-Hyung Song put the Jets in front, Cassio equalised with a fine strike with 14 minutes remaining.