Braga held by Leixoes; Standard draw 2-all with Germinal; Fener sunk in Turkey; Olympiakos win to stay unbeaten; Goals from around Europe

Leixoes 1 – Braga 1 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) Leixoes had led from the 33rd minute when an own goal from Moises put them in front, however they were reduced to 10 men on the 50-minute mark when striker Braga was dismissed. Visitors Braga pushed for an equaliser and it arrived in the 88th minute when Alan netted.

Naval 1 – Pacos Ferreira 0 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) Naval won 1-0 at home against Pacos Ferreira with a goal from Diego Angelo.

Rio Ave 0 – Belenenses 0 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) The league’s two draw specialists Rio Ave and Belenenses not surprisingly played out a goalless stalemate. Both teams have drawn seven of their 12 league matches to date.

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Standard Liege 2 – Germinal Beerschot 2 (Jupiler League, December 5, 2009) Germinal Beerschot missed the chance to close the gap on Anderlecht and Club Brugge as they were held 2-2 at Standard Liege.  The visitors led twice through Bart Goor (39) and Tosin Dosunmu (62) but were pegged back by goals from Milan Jovanovic (57) and Igor De Camargo (82).

Kortrijk 1- Zulte-Waregem 0 (Jupiler League, December 5, 2009) Kortrijk beat Zulte-Waregem 1-0 thanks to a 75th-minute goal from Leon Benko.

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Eskisehirspor 2 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, December 5, 2009) Fenerbahce had the chance to open up a three-point lead at the top of the standings but Adem Sari fired a double for Eskisehirspor and Fenerbahce’s only reply was a stoppage-time strike from Diego Lugano as they remained level with Besiktas.

Kasimpasa 2 – Sivasspor 2 (Super Lig, December 5, 2009) Erman Kilic’s first-half penalty cancelled out Cenk Isler’s opener before a Baris Basdas own goal levelled Gokhan Gulec’s strike. Both sides ended the contest with 10 men with Yekta Kurtulus dismissed for Kasimpasa and Ibrahim Dagasan seeing red for the visitors.

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Xanthi 0 – Olympiakos 1 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) Leonardo scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute as the visitors maintained their unbeaten record this season.

PAOK 1 – Larissa 0 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) PAOK were 1-0 winners against Larissa, Vladimir Ivic netting a penalty in the fourth minute, while both sides finished with 10 men.

Levadiakos 0 – Aris 2 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) Javier Campora and Mehdi Nafti scored as Aris beat Levadiakos 2-0.

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Chernomorets Odessa 0 – Dynamo Kiev 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, December 5, 2009) An 88th minute goal from Ayila Yussuf, bundling a cross at the back-post, earned Kiev all three points.

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Grasshoppers 1 – FC Zurich 0 (Swiss Super League, December 5, 2009)

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Beitar Jerusalem 3 – Hapoel Raanana 1 (Ligat ha’Al, December 5, 2009)