Oxford 2 – Rushden & Diamonds 1 (Conference, October 4, 2008) A goal in each half from Barry Quinn and Phil Trainer was enough for Oxford to claim the points, although they had a nervous finish after Daryl Clare fired home a sweet free-kick.
Leixoes 1 – Benfica 1 (SuperLiga, October 6, 2008) Benfica went to high flying Leixoes and they took a 33rd minute lead when Oscar Cardozo took advantage of a lack of concentration in the defence to fire home inside the near post. But Leixoes equalised in the final minutes, Wesley headed home a corner to earn a point.
Vitoria Guimaraes 0 – Braga 0 (SuperLiga, October 6, 2008)
Besiktas 2 – Hacettepe 1 (Super Lig, October 6, 2008) Karadeniz exposed some poor Hacettepe defendingÂ to give Besiktas the lead. Bekmezci levelled with a fabulous strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the box after a corner was only partially cleared. But Besiktas hit back after the break, Nobre heading home the winner.
Unirea 0 – Poli Iasi 1 (Liga I, October 6, 2008) Poli scored a fabulous goal on the counter-attack on the stroke of halftime, breaking from defence the ball finally fell at the feet of Bratu who fired home a shot into the far top corner.
Red Star Belgrade 0 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Serbian Superliga, October 5, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Partizan Belgrade went 13 points clear of bitter city rivals Red Star after a fine away win. Lamine Diarra fired the champions ahead in the 56th minute and Antonello Juca sealed the win in the final minute after both sides had a player sent off after exchanging blows.