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France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

September 5, 2010
France 0-1 Belarus: A compact Belarus side with a classic smash and grab

A disastrous start for Laurent Blanc, in his  first competitive game as France manager.
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England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

September 4, 2010
England 4-0 Bulgaria: Hattrick for Defoe as England cruise to victory

A great start, a quiet first half and then a dominant end to the game, as England opened their qualification campaign with a much-needed high-scoring win.
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Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

September 1, 2010
Fiorentina 1-1 Napoli: the away side’s lopsided defensive shape works rather well

The closest thing to a ‘glamour tie’ in the first round of Serie A finished all square – 1-1 both in terms of goals and red cards.
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Bologna 0-0 Inter: Benitez starts with bore draw

August 31, 2010
Bologna 0-0 Inter: Benitez starts with bore draw

A low-key game with few goalscoring opportunities – the result was celebrated by managerless Bologna like a win.
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