Bochum win a massive six-pointer at Gladbach; Fener’s title ambitions are dented at Bursaspor

Cardiff 2 – Watford 1 (Championship, March 18, 2009) Watford took the lead with a 10th minute Tommy Smith penalty only for Jay Bothroyd to equalise four minutes later. The match was settled with the last kick of the game as Ross McCormack fired home a 96th minute penalty after Ross Jenkins had be said to have handled Roger Johnson’s header.

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Aberdeen 0 – Dunfermline 0* (Pens. 2-4) (Scottish FA Cup, March 18, 2009) Graham Bayne fired home the winning penalty for First Division Dunfermline after Scott Severin and Richard Foster missed for the shattered SPL hosts.

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Monchengladbach 0 – Bochum 1 (Bundesliga, March 20, 2009) Bochum took the lead on the half hour when Dennis Grote found space in the inside left channel and drove home a low left-footed shot from outside the box. The defeat leaves Gladbach in the bottom three while Bochum open up a three point buffer from the drop zone.

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De Graafschap 2 – Heerenveen 0 (Eredivisie, March 20, 2009) Goals in either half from Ben Sahar and Peter Jungschlager lifted De Graafschap to within a point of Sparta Rotterdam and the last position of safety.

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Bursaspor 2 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, March 20, 2009) Dani Guiza gave Fener a fourth minute lead with a cute chip over the keeper. But Bursaspor stole the points with two late late goals, Uzumcu scored a scrappy leveller four minutes from time before the hosts were awarded a soft injury time penalty which Ivankov happily converted.

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Ujpest 2 – Debrecen 0 (Soproni Liga, March 20, 2009)

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Banfield 2 – Arsenal Sarandi 0 (Clausura, March 20, 2009) Cristian Lucchetti opened the scoring two minutes before the break from the penalty spot and doubled the advantage with another penalty in the 72nd minute.

Independiente 4 – Newell’s Old Boys 1 (Clausura, March 20, 2009) Leandro Gioda headed home a Mancuellos’ free kick to break the deadlock for the hosts. Ismael Sosa doubled the advantage before Newell’s Nicolas Spolli was sent off for a bad challenge on Daniel Montenegro. Mauro Formica gave hope to Newell’s when he pulled a goal back in the 71st minute but goals from Leonel Rios and Hernan Fredes sealed the match for Independiente.