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International break: Match day 1 recap

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Some good, some bad, and some in between for the Viola lads on international duty.

International superstars, Inc.
International superstars, Inc.
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World Cup qualifiers

Argentina 0-2 Ecuador: In the biggest upset of the day, Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo struck in the 80th and 81st minutes to shock Argentina in Buenos Aires. Facundo Roncaglia started at right back for the hosts, but wasn't at fault for either goal. Ezequiel Garay and Nicolas Otamendi were very shaky at center back; somewhere, Gonzalo Rodgriguez shrugs and goes back to his guitar.

Chile 2-0 Brazil: Chile beat Brazil for the first time since 2000 behind goals from Edu Vargas and Alexis Sanchez. Matías Fernández started from the bench, but came on in the 68th minute for Jorge Valdivia, working as the playmaker behind the wide forwards. He notched the assist for Vargas' opener with an inch-perfect free kick from the right wing.

Euro qualifiers

Scotland 2-2 Poland: A Robert Lewandowski brace kept the visitors in second place in Group D and eliminated the hosts, who conceded in the 3rd minute, took the lead, then let it slip away in stoppage time. Jakub Blaszczykowski was quiet but solid in the win. Poland returns home next to face Ireland, whose surprising win over Germany has them trailing the Poles on goal difference for automatic qualification, setting up what should be a cracker Warsaw.

Romania 1-1 Finland: Ovidiu Hoban struck in stoppage time to cancel out a Joel Pohjanpalo goal, keeping Romania second in Group F. Ciprian Tatarusanu continued as Romania's number one, making five saves to salvage a point for the hosts, who'll take on Faroe Islands next; a win will guarantee second in the group and give them a chance to catch leaders Northern Ireland.

Albania 0-2 Serbia: In a match with nothing but pride on the line and some nationalistic ugliness looming, Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic fired stoppage time goals to lead visitors Serbia past Albania in Elbasan. Nenad Tomovic played 90 minutes at right back, receiving a yellow card but otherwise looking sturdy as ever. Already mathematically eliminated, Serbia next face Group I leaders Portugal in Belgrade.

Slovenia 1-1 Lithuania: Penalties from Valter Birsa for the hosts (won by Jasmin Kurtic, of all people) and Arvydas Novikovas for the visitors kept Slovenia in third place in Group E. Josip Ilicic started and was subbed off in stoppage time, contributing a couple of shots. Still sitting third in Group E, Slovenia need a win against San Marino to have any chance of catching Switzerland in second, and to make sure Estonia doesn't pass them for the play-off spot.

We'll update this page as more results (from the Italy and Croatia games) come in. For more info on who's playing, check out our international break primer.