PSV lead the Eredivisie; Benfica win the Lisbon derby; Plucky Bronshoj lose to Aalborg in a Danish cup thriller

PSV 1 – Volendam 0 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2008) A Stijn Wuytens header sent PSV to the top of the Eredivisie.

NAC 4 – Heerenveen 2 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2008) Goals by Martijn Reuser and Anthony Lurling had the hosts two up within 37 minutes. Dingsdag looked to have given the visitors some hope heading into half-time by cutting the deficit in the 41st minute but Amoah immediately restored NAC’s two-goal cushion and then notched another in stoppage time to all but kill the game. Pranjic struck a second for Heerenveen from the penalty spot but NAC ran out convincing winners.

Willem II 2 – AZ Alkmaar 5 (Eredivisie, September 27, 2008) Only 39 minutes were needed for Louis van Gaal’s side to move into a 0-5 lead. El Hamdaoui grabbed a hat-trick, while De Zeeuw and Dembele chipped in a goal apiece. Demouge hit an inconsequential brace for Willem.

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Benfica 2 – Sporting Lisbon 0 (Super Liga, September 27, 2008) Benfica took the three points in the big game in Portugal, Juan Antonio Reyes opened the score after 66 minutes, and six minutes later, Sidney’s header doubled the home side’s advantage.

Braga 1 – Associacao Naval 1 (Super Liga, September 27, 2008)

Vitoria Setubal 1 – Rio Ave 0 (Super Liga, September 27, 2008)

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Lokomotiv Moscow 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 3 (Premier Liga, September 27, 2008) Zenit produced a fabulous result to beat Lokomotiv, Faizulin netted the opener after 17 minutes, Pyugrenieer’s header doubled the lead on the hour mark, and Dominguez sealed the win with the third.

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Bronshoj BK 2 – Aalborg BK 3 (AET) (DONG Pokal, September 26, 2008) A true David versus Goliath match took place in the Danish Cup on Friday night, as Champions League Aalborg followed the script when Augustinussen gave them the early lead. But the third division minnows struck back, Frost hit a sweet shot to equalise for Brinshoj, before the crowd (and commentator) went crazy celebrating a wonder-strike from Petersen, smashing home a 30-yard half-volley in the second half. But eventually Aalborg took control, Saganowski took the game to extra time scoring in the 85th minute, Risgard killing off the giant-killing dreams in the 99th minute.

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Trabzonspor 3 – Antalyaspor 2 (SuperLig, September 27, 2008)

Istanbul BB 1 – Besiktas 1 (SuperLig, September 27, 2008)

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OFI Crete 0 – Olympiakos 0 (Greek Super League, September 27, 2008)

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Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 – Hapoel Petah Tikva 2 (Ligat ha’Al, September 27, 2008) Hapoel Tel Aviv recorded its first win of the season, the winning goal coming two minutes from time as Dimitar Telkiyski sent a powerful free-kick past Shavit Elimelech.

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Mattersburg 1 – Salzburg 2 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, September 27, 2008)

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Wisla Krakow 4 – Arka Gdynia 0 (Ekstraklasa, September 27, 2008)

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Omonia Nicosia 2 – Atromitos Yeroskipou 0 (Cypriot First Division, September 27, 2008)

AEL Limassol 0 – Anorthosis 2 (Cypriot First Division, September 27, 2008)