This week in our birthday round-up, we look at French winger Franck Ribery, 1994 FIFA World Cup™-winner Mazinho and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Two late goals gave Chile a 2-0 victory in Venezuela and moved La Roja to the top of qualifying in South America, where Bolivia claimed their first win by beating Paraguay 3-1.
Matchday 5 of the South American qualifiers for Brazil 2014 proved to be a good one for Argentina, who moved to the top of the table thanks to their win and Venezuela’s draw with Uruguay.
Salomon Rondon scored in the 84th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw for Venezuela with Uruguay in South American qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Chile claimed a 2-0 win over Bolivia.
Real Madrid cruised to a 5-1 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga, with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both scoring twice after Gonzalo Higuain had netted the opener.
Markel Susaeta scored a double as Athletic Bilbao withstood the challenge of rivals Real Sociedad to claim a 2-0 triumph, taking them back into the top four in La Liga.