Roda 1 – Ajax 2 (Eredivisie, April 5, 2009) Ajax’s talisman Luis Suarez fired the Amsterdammers ahead after just two minutes. 20-year-old Ismail Aissati, talked up as a huge Dutch talent for tomorrow, then grabbed his first goal for Ajax in the 66th minute with a clinical left-footed drive in the box. Sekou Cisse netted a consolation for Roda.
Volendam 2 – Feyenoord 1 (Eredivisie, April 5, 2009) Roy Makaay put the Rotterdam giants in front in the 10th minute but Dominique van Dijk equalised for Volendam just before the hour mark and grabbed the winner with six minutes to go.
Vitesse Arnhem 0 – De Graafschap 0 (Eredivisie, April 5, 2009) De Graafschap slumped to the foot of the table with the goalless draw.
Willem II 2 – NAC Breda 0 (Eredivisie, April 5, 2009) 9-man NAC conceded two late goals to lose. Donny Gorter saw red after 25 minutes for a foul in the box, though Arjan Swinkels missed the resulting penalty, and 10-men became nine when Tim Gilissen joined him 25 minutes from time for a second bookable offence. The two-man disadvantage proved too much for NAC to deal with and they finally surrendered to goals from Sergio Zijler (70) and substitute George Mourad (85).
Standard Liege 3 – Germinal Beerschot 1 (Jupiler League, April 5, 2009) Standard fell behind to Kevin Vandenbergh’s 15th minute opener. But the hosts were in front by the break thanks to a 21st minute Axel Witsel penalty and Milan Jovanovic’s goal 12 minutes later. Germinal were reduced to 10-men after 66 minutes when Didier Dheedene was sent off and Dieudonne Mbokani made the points safe with Standard’s third seven minutes from the end.
Leixoes 0 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Superliga, April 5, 2009) Derlei’s first half goal gave Sporting the points.
Maritimo 1 – Trofense 1 (Superliga, April 5, 2009) Marcelo Bruno opened the scoring for Maritimo from the penalty spot after 27 minutes before Nuno Reguila’s 40th minute equaliser.
Vitoria Setubal 0 – Braga 3 (Superliga, April 5, 2009) Carlos Orlando Sa got the ball rolling after 55 minutes before Paulo Cesar Peixoto (62) and Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (64) got in on the act.
Associacao Naval 0 – Pacos Ferreira 0 (Superliga, April 5, 2009)
Tomsk 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 3 (Russian Premier League, April 5, 2009) All the goals arrived after the break, Zenitâ€™s young Portuguese defender Fernando Meira celebrated his first goal prodding home at the back stick. Igor Denisov doubled the visitors’ lead before a brilliant weaving run from Konstantin Zyryanov allowed Fatih Tekke to tap-in the third.
Lokomotiv Moscow 2 – Krylya Sovietov Samara 1 (Russian Premier League, April 5, 2009) Samara took the lead at Lokomotiv when Timofei Kalachev controlled a miscued corner at the near post, spun, and fired his shot into his far corner. The hosts drew level after 53 minutes, Oleg Kuzmin curling a beauty from 20-yards out. Tomislav Dujmovic won the match for Lokomotiv with three minutes remaining.
Levadiakos 1 – Olympiakos 2 (Greek Super League, April 5, 2009) After Patrick Dimbala had given Levadiakos the lead, Englishman Matt Derbyshire continue his superb time in Greece finding the equaliser with Argentine Luciano Galletti grabbing a 75th minute winner.
Panathinaikos 2 – Skoda Xanthi 0 (Greek Super League, April 5, 2009) Panathiakos earned a 2-0 win over Xanthi with Dimitris Salginpidis netting the opener on 42 minutes. The second goal came from Gabriel in the 66th.
Asteras Tripolis 0 – PAOK 2 (Greek Super League, April 5, 2009) PAOK’s goal came from Ilias Anastasakos and Sergio Conceicao.
Fenerbahce 2 – Eskisehirspor 1 (Super Lig, April 5, 2009) Deivid de Souza had given the hosts the lead shortly before the hour mark before Dani Guiza doubled his side’s lead three minutes from time. Batuhan Karadeniz netted for Eskisehirspor in stoppage time but it was too little too late for the visitors.
Jagiellonia 4 – LKS Lodz 0 (Ekstraklasa, April 5, 2009) Frankowski was the hero with a second half hat-trick.
Lech Poznan 1 – Wisla Krakow 1 (Ekstraklasa, April 5, 2009) Lech, hoping for their first league title since 1993, stayed top after a draw with third-placed Wisla, who had Costa Rica defender Junior Diaz sent off. Bosnia midfielder Semir Stilic struck late in the game to keep Lech in the driving seat in the title race.
Anorthosis 1 – AEL Limassol 0 (Cypriot First Division, April 5, 2009)
Cibalia Vinkovci 3 – Dinamo Zagreb 4 (1. HNL, April 5, 2009)
Osijek 1 – Hajduk Split 0 (1. HNL, April 5, 2009)
Orgryte 1 – Gais 5 (Allsvenskan, April 5, 2009)
Trelleborg 0 – Brommapojkarna 0 (Allsvenskan, April 5, 2009)
Stabaek 3 – Odd Grenland 3 (Tippeligaen, April 5, 2009) Stabaek fought back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to claim a home 3-3 draw against Odd Grenland.
Dinamo Bucharest 3 – Rapid Bucharest 0 (Liga I, April 4, 2009) Dinamo Bucharest continued their march for a fourth successive league title with a crushing win in the Bucharest derby, Danciulescu, Niculae and Cristea netting the goals.