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.
Ivory Coast 5 - Burkina Faso 0 (2010 World Cup qualifier, September 5, 2009) Abdelkader Keita opened the scoring with a deflected shot for a single goal lead at the interval before Didier Drogba added two more, Kader Keita doubled his tally and Yaya Toure of Barcelona also got on the score sheet with a brilliant solo goal.
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