Juninho scores a screamer in Qatar; Wellington smack the Gold Coast for six; Kawasaki hit the magic seven against Hiroshima


Qatar SC 3 – Al Gharafa 3 (Qatari Stars League, October 24, 2009) Qatar SC took the lead after ten minutes through Sebastian Soria before Iraqi midfielder Qusai Munir made it 2-nil with a powerful shot from distance four minutes later. Al Gharafa pulled a goal back through Younis Mahmoud after 33 minutes before they levelled in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half through a wonder-strike from Brazilian legend Juninho. Al Gharafa took the lead for the first time on the night in the 55th minute with a powerful header from Belal Mohamad, but Qatar SC equalised after 73 minutes through Yousef Ahmed.


Wellington Phoenix 6 – Gold Coast United 0 (A-League, October 25, 2009) Phoenix finally found its goal-scoring boots with Daniel grabbing a brace and Tim Brown, Chris Greenacre, Paul Ifill and Troy Hearfield also on target.

Sydney FC 2 – Brisbane Roar 1 (A-League, October 25, 2009 Alex Brosque struck in the 55th minute and Slovakian international Karol Kisel doubled the advantage after 69 minutes, before never-say-die Roar revived the contest with a Isaka Cernak goal in the 72nd minute.


Kawasaki Frontale 7 – Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 (J-League, October 25, 2009) Yusuke Mori set up Juninho to put Frontale on their way before the home side, boosted by the 26th-minute dismissal of Hiroshima defender Ryota Moriwaki, ran riot with six goals after the break at Todoroki Stadium. Chong Tese, Yusuke Tasaka, Renatinho, Kengo Nakamura and substitute Kyohei Noborizato all put their names on the scoresheet before Juninho completed the rout in the last minute with his 16th goal of the season.

Nagoya Grampus Eight 3 – Jubilo Iwata 3 (J-League, October 25, 2009) Ryoichi Maeda helped himself to a hat trick to take his tally for the season to a league-leading 18 goals, but Jubilo Iwata squandered a 3-0 lead in a 3-3 draw away to Nagoya Grampus.

Urawa Red Diamonds 0 – Omiya Ardija 3 (J-League, October 25, 2009) Brazilian striker Rafael hit a brace as Omiya Ardija claimed local bragging rights and took a giant step toward first-division survival with a 3-0 win over Urawa Reds, who had Robson Ponte sent off four minutes before halftime at Saitama Stadium.