MADRID, Spain -- A spectacular injury-time strike
from Roberto "Toro" Acuna gave Real Zaragoza a well-earned 2-1
win over Real Madrid in the Spanish first division on Sunday.
The Paraguayan international, who had picked up a loose ball
just inside the Real half, looked up to see Iker Casillas off
his line before unleashing a superb 40-meter lob which left the
keeper with no chance.
In another surprising result, leaders Deportivo Coruna crashed to
a 3-1 defeat at struggling Tenerife.
Despite the defeat Depor stayed top on 23 points, just one
ahead of Barcelona, which made the most of their rivals' slip-ups
with a 4-0 win over Valladolid at the Nou Camp.
Valencia dropped to third after their 0-0 draw at Osasuna,
while Alaves went fourth after a 2-1 home win over Espanyol.
Real Madrid's fourth defeat of the season left them in 11th
position, seven points behind Deportivo.
Australia, France tie in friendly
MELBOURNE, Australia -- David Trezeguet scored four minutes
into the second half as World Cup champion France played a 1-1 tie
against Australia on Sunday.
French forward Christophe Dugarry stretched right knee ligaments
on a tackle by Kevin Muscat 10 minutes into the second half and
will be sidelined for at least three months, France coach Roger
Australia, which beat France at the FIFA Confederations Cup in
June, went ahead in the 44th minute when Craig Moore scored on a
header after a corner kick by Stan Lazaridis was flicked on by Tony
Vidmar at the near post.
European coaches criticized the exhibition game because of the
travel it required in the middle of the season.