VIDEO: Tottenham (& QPR) forward Adel Taarabt scores a stunning solo goal to peg back Togo

Togo 1 – Morocco 1 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) The home side took the lead in the fourth minute thanks to Moustapha Salifou. Morocco had Tottenham forward Adel Taarabt to thank for the equaliser, the on loan QPR attacker nutmegged one man and beat another before sliding home the equaliser in the 90th minute.

Nigeria 2 – Tunisia 2 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Peter Odemwinge fired Nigeria in front on 23, two minutes later Nabil Taider equalised for Tunisia with a fine strike into the corner. Michael Eneramo looked to have given the Super Eagles the win on 81 minutes but a late equaliser from Oussama Darragi left things all square.

Algeria 1 – Zambia 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Rafik Saifi’s second half header kept Algeria on course for qualification.

Ghana 2 – Sudan 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Ghana’s Black Stars became the first African country to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari and Chelsea’s Michael Essien scoring either side of the break to claim victory.

Ivory Coast 5 – Burkina Faso 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Didier Drogba first scored in the 48th minute and then added another in the 65th to take his tally to 38 goals in 56 international matches. Kader Keita and Yaya Toure also scored after the Ivory Coast had taken the lead in the 12th minute when Saidou Panandetiguiri scored an own-goal.

Mozambique 1 – Kenya 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 6, 2009) Mozambique edged Kenya courtesy of a goal midway through the second half from veteran Jomo Cosmos striker Manuel “Tico Tico” Bucuane.


Ascoli 2 – Mantova 1 (Serie B, September 6, 2009) The Ducali are still unbeaten this season, but went behind to Caridi’s penalty for Mantova. They fought back with Amoroso’s right-foot blast from outside the box, then former Arsenal youngster Lupoli was in the right place for a poacher’s goal. The match finish in tense circumstances as Esposito picked up a second yellow card, then Bernacci and Fissore both saw red for a scuffle.

Lecce 1 – Frosinone 3 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)

Cesena 1 – Cittadella 0 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)

Salernitana 1 – Modena 2 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)

Albinoleffe 1 – Ancona 3 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)

Empoli 3 – Crotone 1 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)

Grossetto 2 – Gallipoli 2 (Serie B, September 6, 2009)


Maritimo 1 – Trofense 1 (Carlsberg Cup, September 6, 2009)

Naval 1 – Santa Clara 1 (Carlsberg Cup, September 6, 2009)


AIK Stockholm 3 – Hacken 2 (AET) (Svenska Cupen, September 6, 2009) Venicius Lopes took the match into extra time with an 89th minute equaliser for Hacken, and then Lopes fired the visitors into the lead in the 95th minute. with just two minutes remiaing Nils-Eric Johansson levelled for AIK and  Markus Jonsson hit a 120th minute penalty to sealed AIK’s comeback.


Goias 2 – Coritiba 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Ariel Nahuelpan scored both goals for Coritiba, including the 86th minute equaliser with a brilliant bicycle kick from near the penalty spot. He had already scored with a close-range shot in the 17th. Goias, which had won five straight at home, got on the board with striker Felipe in the 23rd and midfielder Leo Lima in the 44th.

Cruzeiro 1 – Sao Paulo 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Cruzeiro opened the scoring thanks to midfielder Diego Renan in the 43rd, but substitute midfielder Marlos struck a low shot from just inside the area in the 64th to start Sao Paulo’s comeback. Substitute striker Borges scored a late goal as defending champion Sao Paulo rallied to beat Cruzeiro.

Avai 0 – Internacional 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Defender Fabiano Eller opened the scoring in the 34th and midfielder Magrao added to the lead in the 81st. Internacional, which has won three in a row, played a man down from the 44th after the ejection of defender Indio, and two men down from the 83rd after defender Bolivar was red carded.

Fluminense 1 – Nautico 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Flu remain in serious danger of being relegated.

Santo Andre 1 – Atletico Mineiro 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009) Atletico Mineiro took advantage of an injury-time goal by Diego Tardelli to beat Santo Andre.

Atletico Paranaense 0 – Flamengo 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, September 6, 2009)


New England Revolution 2 – Kansas City Wizards 4 (MLS, September 5, 2009)

FC Dallas 2 – DC United 2 (MLS, September 5, 2009)

Colorado Rapids 1 – Toronto FC 1 (MLS, September 5, 2009)