Heracles 1 – FC Twente 2 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Steve McClaren’s FC Twente moved to within a point of Ajax, Kenneth Perez and Marko Arnautovic put Twente ahead, and Heracles could only manage a late consolation through Ricky van den Bergh.
Volendam 0 – Den Haag 1 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Bottom-of-the-table Volendam suffered a third straight loss as Danny Buys struck the only goal of the game for Den Haag.
Utrecht 3 – Sparta 3 (Eredivisie, January 25, 2009) Kevin Strootman put Sparta ahead on seven minutes, but the home side turned the game on its head through Michael Silberbauer and Cedric van der Gun. Sparta restored parity via Joey Godee and then Loic Loval made it 3-2 before Rydell Poepon ensured both teams had to settle for a point.
Feyenoord 1 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Willem II looked to have earned a valuable away win at Feyenoord thanks to a 51st minute Jens Janse goal. But Andwele Slory rescued a point for the home team with an equaliser right at the death.
Heerenveen 2 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Heerenveen stay in fourth after recording their third league win on the bounce courtesy of a 40th minute opener by Roy Beerens and Danijel Pranjic’s 54th minute penalty.
Fenerbahce 0 – Trabzonspor 0 (Super Lig, January 25, 2009) Fener missed out on their chance to return to the top of the table.
Panthrakikos 1 – Iraklis 0 (Greek Super League, January 25, 2009) Riera’s fourth minute goal settled the match.
Larisa 1 – Panserraikos 1 (Greek Super League, January 25, 2009) Larisa looked to have the game sown up after Zurawski’s 18th minute strike, but a last-gasp equaliser from Konstantinidis made it a point apiece.
Apollon 7 – Alki 1 (Cypriot First Division, January 25, 2009)