Zimbabwe’s women beat Cameroon 1-0 in the second leg of their final Olympic qualifier in Harare to book a place at Rio 2016. They will be joined at next year’s Olympics by South Africa who defeated Equatorial Guinea in Bata 1-0. It is the first time that any Zimbabwe team has qualified for a global football tournament. Rudo Neshamba’s 8th minute goal was enough to send Zimbabwe to Brazil. The result meant the tie finished level at 2-2 on aggregate, with Zimbabwe qualifying on the away-goals rule. It was disappointment for Cameroon who represented Africa at the Women’s World Cup in Canada, reaching the second round. Also on Sunday, South Africa defeated Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Bata to win the tie by the same score on aggregate after the first leg had ended goal-less. South Africa’s progress to the Olympics makes up for their disappointment of missing out on qualification for the Women’s World Cup earlier this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo officially became Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer with a goal as they beat Levante in La Liga. The 30-year-old Portugal forward scored his 324th Real goal in 310 games to overtake Raul’s record. The club had already considered Ronaldo the record holder as they credit him with a goal deflected off Pepe in 2010. Ronaldo’s official record-breaking strike came after an hour from just outside the box – either side of goals from Marcelo and Jese. After scoring twice in a 2-0 win over Malmo last month, Real held a presentation to give Ronaldo a trophy for breaking the record. The discrepancy dates back to 2010 when a Ronaldo free-kick was deflected in by Pepe. La Liga considered it a Pepe goal but Real deemed it Ronaldo’s – and hence have credited him with various scoring landmarks one strike before anyone else. New York Cosmos striker Raul, who is retiring in November, was Real’s record goalscorer, but took 741 games to score his 323 goals.