All the goals from Saturday’s action in the Eredivisie can be seen here.
Ajax 1 – Heerenveen 0 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2009) Ajax blew their chance of closing in on leaders AZ. Thomas Vermaelen was sent off two minutes into the second half for Ajax and Heerenveen took advantage, Danijel Pranjic curling home a free-kick on the hour mark to claim all three points.
NAC 1 – Volendam 1 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2009) Joonas Kolkka put NAC into the lead on 64 minutes, but the strugglers levelled six minutes later through Rowin van Zaanen.
Den Haag 0 – Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2009) Groningen moved into fifth spot after a 1-0 win at ADO Den Haag courtesy of Gonzalo Garcia’s 76th minute goal.
Benfica 1 – Rio Ave 0 (Superliga, January 31, 2009) Benfica beat rock-bottom Rio Ave, Pedro Mantorras collected Oscar Cardozo’s flick-on to score a 70th minute winner that kept Benfica unbeaten at the Stadium of Light while handing Rio Ave its fifth straight loss.
Trofense 0 – Sporting Lisbon 0 (Superliga, January 31, 2009)
Denizlispor 0 – Galatasaray 2 (Super Lig, January 31, 2009) Gala rode to victory with two quality goals, Milan Baros coolly finished a slick attack from the visitors and Shabani Nonda completed the win with a first-time bullet struck in the second half.
OFI Crete 1 – Larissa 2 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2009) Stelios Giannakopoulos marked his return to the Greek football with a brace on his debut. Zdravko Popovic put OFI ahead in the 81st, two minutes before Giannakopoulos levelled with a header. And in the second minute of injury time, Stelios headed in his second goal from close range to steal the points.
AEL Limassol 2 – Ethnikos 0 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2009) Sadly this video does not have the goal action, but there are clips of the fight between Kerkez and Lars which saw both players sent off on the stroke of halftime.
Iraklis 0 – Aris 1 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2009)
Apop/Kinyras 0 – Anorthosis 3 (Cypriot First Division, January 31, 2009)
Paralimni 0 – APOEL 1 (Cypriot First Division, January 31, 2009)