Heracles 0 – AZ Alkmaar 2 (Eredivisie, February 21, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Mounir El Hamdaoui was the hero for runaway leaders AZ as his brace in the 52nd and final minute gave the champions-elect a comfortable win at strugglers Heracles.
Den Haag 1 – NAC Breda 1 (Eredivisie, February 21, 2009) Rick Hoogendorp stepped from the substitutes’ bench to rescue his side at home to NAC Breda, after Nourdin Boukhari had opened the scoring.
Heerenveen 3 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, February 21, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Heerenveen strolled into a three-goal lead through efforts from Paulo Henrique, Kristian Bak Nielsen and Roy Beerens. Mohamed Messoudi’s goal in the 83rd minute offered Willem only scant consolation.
Sporting Lisbon 3 – Benfica 2 (Superliga, February 21, 2009) Sporting took the lead after 10 minutes, Liedson thrashing a shot into the far top corner from an acute angle. Antonio Reyes brought Benfica level from the spot, but Derlei restored the hosts lead pulling down a long ball through the middle, taking a brilliant second touch to beta his covering defender and firing home. Liedson sealed the win with a perfect header nine minutes from time, although Oscar Cardozo’s 89 minute goal set up a nervous last few minutes.
Genclerbirgli 1 – Fenerbahce 0 (Super Lig, February 21, 2009) Australian Mile Jedinak scored the only goal of the game with a deflected free-kick.
Panathinaikos 2 – Panionios 1 (Greek Super League, February 21, 2009) Dimitrios Salpingidis headed Pana into the lead and Antonis Petropoulos powered home a second header minutes later. Fabian Estoyanoff’s injury time goal was no more than a consolation.
PAOK 1 – Iraklis 0 (Greek Super League, February 21, 2009) Pablo Fica Contreras’s near post volley won the match with 12 minutes to go.
Xanthi Skoda 0 – OFI Crete 0 (Greek Super League, February 21, 2009)
Anorthosis 2 – Apollon 1 (Cypriot First Division, February 21, 2009)