Ajax & Groningen win, Feyenoord pick up a point against Heerenveen; Goals from Belgium, Russia, Portugal, Swizerland and more

Ajax 2 – NEC 0 (Eredivisie, October 26, 2008) Slack concentration from NEC gifted possession to the host and Huntelaar scored after Suarez’s shot was saved. Suarez secured the victory with the second.

Feyenoord 2 – Heerenveen 2 (Eredivisie, October 26, 2008) The visitors took the lead in the 34th minute through Paulo Henrique and then doubled their advantage through midfielder Danijel Pranjic’s ninth goal of the season. Roy Makaay pulled one back for the hosts on 70 with only his first goal of the campaign. Michael Mols then made sure that the points were shared with his stoppage time goal.

FC Groningen 3 – Sparta Rotterdam 0 (Eredivisie, October 25, 2008) Petter Andersson scored twice in the 4th and 20th minutes before starting a move that helped Marcus Berg get the third goal in the 34th, as Groningen returned to the top of the Dutch league.

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Anderlecht 7 – KV Mechelen 1 (Jupiler League, October 25, 2008) Mechelen had a good start as Ivens opened the score on 15 minutes, but Vlcek equalised only a minute later. Frutos then netted two, and Boussoufa to make it 4-1 before the break. Anderlecht continued their scoring spree in the second half with Frutos completing his hat-trick, and one apiece from Gillet and Bulykin.

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Tomsk 1 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Russian Premier League, October 26, 2008) Faizulin put Zenit ahed on 20 minutes but the hosts pulled level almost immediately, Maznov finishing with a diving header after good build up play.

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Benfica 2 – Naval 1 (SuperLiga, October 26, 2008) Benfica, the only unbeaten side this season, went ahead when Luisao headed home a Reyes free-kick after 71 minutes. Naval levelled when Marcelinho tapped home a cross from the right after 82 minutes, but Oscar Cardozo snatched three points for Benfica with a header four minutes from time.

Maritimo 1 – Rio Ave 1 (SuperLiga, October 26, 2008)

Nacional 1 – Vitoria Setubal 0 (SuperLiga, October 26, 2008) Nacional joined Leixoes at the top of the Portuguese thanks to Nene’s penalty after 78 minutes.

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Aris 1 – Olympiakos 0 (Greek Super League, October 26, 2008) Xabito’s back-post header settled the match.

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Bellinzona 2 – Basel 3 (Swiss Super League, October 26, 2008)

Vaduz 0 – Young Boys 0 (Swiss Super League, October 26, 2008)

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Galway 0 – Derry City 1 (FAI Cup, October 26, 2008) Double-chasing Derry, who have already won the League Cup, will meet Bohemians in FAI Cup final, after having dispatched of Galway thanks to Mark Farren’s second-half strike.

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Zadar 1 – Hajduk Split 0 (1.HNL, October 26, 2008) Ljubicic’s well-taken early strike on the hour mark condemned Hajduk to defeat.

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Ried 3 – Austria Vienna 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 25, 2008) Ried took a three goal lead through Rodriguez-Ortiz, Burgstaller and Salihi before Mario Bazina pulled a goal back with a free-kick late on.

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Legia Warsaw 2 – Wisla Krakow 1 (Ekstraklasa, October 26, 2008)