Leixoes grab a late equaliser at home to Benfica & Besiktas see off Hacettepe

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 defending 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.