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Late goal spoils England party
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Terry scores first Wembley international

Friday 1 June 2007 Wembley
England 1-1 Brazil

A goal in stoppage time denied England victory against Brazil in the first international played at the new Wembley
Brazil were unlucky to have a 19th minute header by Gilberto Silva disallowed for offside, but in the 68th minute England went ahead when David Beckham floated in a free-kick for John Terry to head home the first ever international goal at the new Wembley. With only seconds of the match remaining, Diego flung himself to meet a cross from Gilberto Silva and head the ball passed Robinson.

Paris pressure pays off
anelka scores
Nicolas Anelka seals French victory

Saturday 2 June 2007 Paris
France 2-0 Ukraine

Two second-half goals gave France a deserved win over Ukraine in the Stade de France.
The French had had several unsuccessful attempts on goal when Makelele's long pass found Ribery, who toe-poked the ball past the keeper and rolled the it over the line in the 57th minute. Nicolas Anelka who had looked lively, lifted the ball over a Ukrainian defender with his right foot and rifled home with his left, to put the result beyond doubt in the 71st minute.

Giggs checks out with point
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Ryan Giggs plays his last match for Wales

Saturday 2 June 2007 Cardiff
Wales 0-0 Czech Republic

There was no fairy tale ending for Ryan Giggs as Wales and the Czech Republic shared the points in a goalless draw at the Millennium stadium.
Wales came closest when Koumas hit the woodwork with a stunning free-kick in the 51st minute. Giggs weaved his way through the Czech defence in the 68th minute but was unable to steer his shot past Petr Cech, and 2 minutes later Hennessey reacted quickly to block a shot from Kulic.

England walk tall in Tallinn
michael owen scores
Owen back on the score sheet for England

Wednesday 6 June 2007 Tallinn
England 3-0 Estonia

England got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory away to Estonia.
Crouch headed the ball down onto the chest of Joe Cole who turned and volleyed past Poom for the opener in the 37th minute. David Beckham delivered a cross in the 54th minute to the unchallenged Peter Crouch who picked his spot with a header. Michael Owen celebrated a record 23rd goal in competitive matches for England when he got on the end of a Beckham cross to steer the ball over the line in the 62nd minute. Estonia caused panic in the England defence at the end of each half; Robinson having to come out to block the run of Vladimir Voskoboinikov in the 45th minute and John Terry making an off-the-line clearance from Tarmo Kink just before the final whistle to deny Estonia their first goal of the campaign.

Madrid draw closer to title

Saturday 9 June 2007
Zaragoza 2-2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid twice came from behind to earn a vital point at Zaragoza, leaving them one win away from the Spanish La Liga title.
Zaragoza were awarded a penalty in the 32nd minute from which Diego Milito sent Casillas the wrong way. Cesar made a point-blank save from a van Nistelrooy header to deny Real Madrid an equalizer on the stroke of half time, but the Dutchman's downward header in the 57th minute found the top left corner of the net. Aimar ran brilliantly through the Madrid defence in the 63rd minute and passed the ball to Milito who coolly slotted home. Cesar made several saves, but in the 89th minute his one-handed reflex save fell to van Nistelrooy who forced the ball over the line for his 25th goal of the season. At the same time Raul Tamudo scored his second for Espanyol against Barcelona who had been leading 2-1 with 2 Messi goals. This leaves Real Madrid needing to beat Real Mallorca in the last day of the season to secure the Spanish title.

Reyes king of Spain
Beckham champion
David Beckham is a Real winner

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Sunday 17June 2007
Real Madrid 3-1Mallorca

Jose Antonia Reyes replaced Beckham to turn the match around with his 2 goals to give Real Madrid a win and the league title.
Fernando Varela stunned the Bernabeu crowd when he beat the offside trap and put the visitors ahead in the 17th minute. To make matters worse top scorer Ruud van Nistelrooy limped off in the 32nd minute. Varela almost doubled Mallorca's lead in the 55th minute, but Capello's decision to replace the unfit Beckham with Reyes paid dividends when he side-footed the ball home with his first touch of the match in the 68th minute. Having made a good save, Moya was unable to keep out Diarra's header in the 79th minute. Reyes put the icing on the cake in the 83rd minute when he curled the ball past Moya from outside the area. Huge celebrations in Madrid followed the final whistle.