Ajax 2 – Volendam 1 (Eredivisie, February 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Ajax fell behind at home to Volendam when van Basten’s defence was once again torn open and Gerson Sheotahul arrived on the scene to stroke home the opener. Luis Suarez equalised for Ajax with a header following a set-play. Thomas Vermaelen won the game for Ajax 15 minutes from time.
De Graafschap 0 – Feyenoord 2 (Eredivisie, February 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Feyenoord took a 54th minute lead when Karim El Ahmadi carried the ball upfield unopposed and scored from the edge of the box. Forgotten man Jon Dahl Tomasson wrapped up the win with a second in injury time after De Graafschap gave away the ball in midfield.
Utrecht 0 – NEC 2 (Eredivisie, February 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Utrecht’s goalie Michel Vorm was completely at fault for NEC’s 77th minute opener, the keeper failing to stop a simple shot from Youssef El-Akchaoui before Joel Tshibamba added a second minutes later.
Academica 3 – Maritimo 1 (Superliga, February 22, 2009)
Amadora 1 – Nacional 0 (Superliga, February 22, 2009) Jardel bagged the only goal of the game.
Naval 1 – Braga 2 (Superliga, February 22, 2009) Renteria pounced on a Joao Pereira long ball and headed it past Peiser to give Braga the lead. Naval levelled in the 83rd minute when Marinho smashed a Dudu cross to the back of the Braga net. But just when it seemed that Naval would walk away with a point, Joao Pereira picked up a loose ball inside the Naval area and tucked it away to snatch victory.
Vitoria Guimaraes 0 – Trofense 1 (Superliga, February 22, 2009) Trofense pulled themselves out of the relegation zone thanks to Charles Chad’s 76th minute winner.
Rio Ave 1 – Vitoria Setubal 0 (Superliga, February 21, 2009)
Galatasaray 2 – Kocaelispor 5 (Super Lig, February 22, 2009) Gulleri was the hero for Kocaelispor bagging four goals.
Sivasspor 1 – Eskisehirspor 0 (Super Lig, February 22, 2009) Yannick Kamanan scored the only goal after seven minutes.
Anderlecht 4 – Standard Liege 2 (Jupiler League, February 22, 2009) Standard got off to a good start after Wilfried Dalmat scored inside sixty second but Mbark Boussoufa equalised shortly before the break. Liege restored the lead through Dieumerci Mbokani four minutes after the interval but again Boussoufa equalised, this time on the hour. (BothMbark Boussoufa goals can be seen here.) Marcin Wasilewski put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot before Tom de Sutter sowed up the big win with the fourth.
Racing Genk 1 – Mouscron 1 (Jupiler League, February 20, 2009) Ouali’s neat opener for the visitors was cancelled out by Nemec’s 28th minute equaliser.
Ergotelis 1 – Olympiakos 0 (Greek Super League, February 22, 2009) Koutsianikoulis broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, receiving a cross in the Olympiakos area and dribbling past a defender before unleashing a low drive into the net.
Asteras 0 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, February 22, 2009) AEK Athens visited Asteras and needed a late goal to earn three points, Daniel Majstorovic scored the winner with just four minutes to go.
Larisa 1 – ArisÂ 1 (Greek Super League, February 22, 2009)
Hajduk Split 2 – Dinamo Zagreb 0 (1. HNL, February 22, 2009)
FC Salzburg 2 – Rapid Vienna 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, February 22, 2009) All the goals arrived in the first half, Tchoyi and Janko putting the hosts 2-up before Boskovic replied for Rapid.
Young Boys 4 – FC Aarau 0 (Swiss Super League, February 21, 2009) Marco Schneuwly and Seydou Doumbia both bagged a brace.
Maccabi Petah Tikva 1 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 (Ligat ha’Al, February 21, 2009)