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A Great Day to Be Forgotten

Yesterday, Andriy Shevchenko scored the only goal in the Kiev derby, giving Dynamo the win over Arsenal:

And on the other side of the world, Adriano scored a brace to win Fla-Flu for Flamengo in front of 80,000 fans at the MaracanĂ£:

Not a bad day to be a discarded star striker who has gone back to his home country after becoming world-famous in Milan.

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A Great Day to Be Forgotten

by Brian Phillips · October 5, 2009

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