Twente 3 – AZ Alkmaar 0 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Steve McClaren is finishing the season in style with Twente as they battered the champions to end the year in second place. Kenneth Perez (a perfect free-kick), Peter Wisgerhof and Eljero Elia netted the goals in the second half.
Sparta 4 – Ajax 0 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Third-place Ajax were taken apart by Sparta with Edouard Duplan and Yuri Rose giving them a 2-nil advantage at the interval. Joshua John netted midway through the second half and Dele Adeleye added a fourth.
Utrecht 2 – Feyenoord 2 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Tom Caluwe gave Utrecht the lead on the final day of the Dutch season, Feyenoord soon levelling the match through Jon Dahl Tomasson. Sander Keller restored Utrecht’s lead just after the hour, but again it did not last as Feyenoord youngster Georginio Wijnaldum fired home.
PSV 1 – NEC 1 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Danko Lazovic slotted home from the penalty spot just after halftime for PSV, but he was then sent-off just minutes later. Edison Mendez joined him in the dressing room as he saw red eight minutes from time and PSV just could not hang on as Tim Janssen pounced in injury time.
NAC Breda 0 – De Graafschap 1 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Graafschap remain in the bottom three despite a 90th minute winner from Oussama Assaidi proving enough to beat NAC.
Vitesse 1 – Heracles 0 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Lasse Nilsson handed a late victory to Vitesse.
Heerenveen 2 – ADO Den Haag 2 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Two goals in as many minutes from Csaba Horvath and Lex Immers gave Den Haag a 2-goal lead at the interval. Heerenveen then missed a penalty through Danijel Pranic just after the break. But the fifth-placed Frisians were not to be denied as Paulo Henrique (79) and Kristian Bak Nielsen (87) scored.
Volendam 0 – FC Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) Volendam sunk to second from bottom as they were also undone by a last-gasp goal against Groningen, Tim Matavz scoring four minutes into injury time.
Roda 0 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, May 3, 2009) The match in Kerkrade ended in heartbreak for Roda as they looked set to claim a goalless draw until two minutes into added time when Niels Vorthoren pounced to confirm Roda’ relegation.
Besiktas 1 – Fenerbahce 2 (Super Lig, May 3, 2009) Dani Guiza opened the scoring with a sublime goal, starting and finishing the move that ended with a beautiful chip over the keeper. Semih Senturk doubled Fener’s lead after the break with a thundering strike that went in off the underside of the bar, with Filip Holosko scoring the goal of the game – a wonderful solo effort with a top draw finish to boot – for second-placed Besiktas but it proved too little, too late.
Gaziantepspor 2 – Sivasspor 1 (Super Lig, May 3, 2009) Mehmet Yildiz handed Sivas the lead, but the Turkish league leaders that suffered a terrible collapse Ibrahim Ferdi Coskun and Beto turned the match in Gaziantepspor’s favour. (Beto was sent off for ripping his short off during his celebration.)
Maritimo 0 – Porto 3 (Superliga, May 3, 2009) Raul Meireles opened the scoring after just two minutes and Jorge Rolando (64) and Tomas Costa (83) sealed the win in the second half. The win sent Porto six points clear.
Vitoria Guimaraes 1 – Associacao Naval 0 (Superliga, May 3, 2009) Nuno Assis’ 50th minute back post header earned Vitoria the points.
Vitoria Setubal 2 – Pacos Ferreira 1 (Superliga, May 3, 2009)
Tubize 1 – Anderlecht 1 (Jupiler League, May 3, 2009) Tubize were seconds away from a famous three points after Gregory Dufer put the hosts ahead on 83 minutes. But Marcin Wasilewski equalised in the last minute to at least earn league leaders Anderlecht a point.
Krylya Sovietov Samara 1 – CSKA Moscow 3 (Russian Premier League, May 3, 2009) Samara’s backline failed to deal with a long straight punt and Evgeniy Savin benefitted by stabbing home a 36th minute opener. Vasili Berezutski headed the hosts level just after the hour mark, but Vagner Love restored CSKA’s advantage four minutes later with Ouwo Moussa Maazou tapping in a third at full-time.
Rostov 2 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Russian Premier League, May 3, 2009) Dmitri Akimov gave Rostov the lead, which was cancelled out by much-hyped Zenit striker Pavel Pogrebnyak’s 83rd minute penalty. But Zenit could not hold on for a point, Aleksandr Gatskan winning the match for Zenit who had Fatih Tekke sent off at the death.
Lech Poznan 1 – Ruch Chorzow 1 (Ekstraklasa, May 3, 2009)
All the goals from the weekend’s action in Croatia 1. HNL can be seen here.
Dinamo Zagreb 4 – NK Rijeka 0 (1. HNL, May 3, 2009)
Ujpest 2 – Diosgyor 2 (Borsodi Liga, May 3, 2009)