Ajax 7 – Willem II 0 (Eredivisie, April 12, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Ajax raced out the blocks against Willem II, Dario Cvitanich playing a one-two on the edge of the visitors’ box before firing the hosts ahead after just two minutes. Eight minutes later the lead was doubled, Eyong Enoh finding himself unmarked by the penalty spot and able to convert a free header. 10 minutes later it was three thanks to Dario Cvitanich’s second of the game, yet another free header in the box. With the floodgates open, Luis Suarez added a fourth with a penalty before Urby Emanuelson netted a humiliating fifth on the stroke of halftime. After the break Luis Suarez cracked in a fine sixth before Suarez completed his hat-trick with his second penalty of the game.
Feyenoord 5 – Heracles 1 (Eredivisie, April 12, 2009) Feyenoord scored after 4 minutes against Heracles, the visitors’ keeper clattered into his own defender when trying, and failing, to claim a cross, allowing Roy Makaay to head into an empty net. Midway through the half Feyenoord grabbed a second, Leroy Fer teeing up Roy Makaay for his brace. Bas Dost pulled a goal back for Heracles after a period of patient build-up. Denny Landzaat and Kelvin Leerdam both netted late on the complete the rout.
Heerenveen 1 – Volendam 0 (Eredivisie, April 12, 2009) Viktor Elm scored the decisive goal with 52 minutes on the clock although the home side’s afternoon was soured a little when Danijel Pranjic was shown a second yellow card five minutes from the end.
Groningen 2 – Vitesse 3 (Eredivisie, April 12, 2009) Lasse Nilsson put the visitors ahead only for Goran Lovre to head the equaliser for FC Groningen a minute before the break. Civard Sprockel and Ricky van Wolfswinkel gave Vitesse a two-goal cushion, and Danny Holla’s second for Groningen could not alter the outcome.
Anderlecht 1 – Club Brugge 0 (Jupiler League, April 12, 2009) Mbark Boussoufa scored the only goal of the game in the 22nd minute as Anderlecht staved off the challenge of the division’s third-placed side.
Kortrijk 1 – Dender 2 (Jupiler League, April 11, 2009) Cedric Betremieux looked to have snatched a point for Kortrijk when he scored in the 89th minute to cancel out Admir Aganovic’s opener, but David Destorme secured the spoils from the penalty spot in stoppage-time.
Cercle Bruges 4 – Tubize 1 (Jupiler League, April 11, 2009) Frederik Boi scored twice for the home side with Sergiy Serebrennikov and Honour Gombami also on target. Valeri Sorokin netted Tubize’s consolation.
Charleroi 1 – Mouscron 0 (Jupiler League, April 11, 2009) Torben Joneleit’s strike settled the match.
Mons-Bergen 0 – KV Mechelen 1 (Jupiler League, April 11, 2009) Mons slipped 11 points behind the safety zone after being sunk by Guiseppe Rossini’s first half penalty.
Germinal Beerschot 1 – Zulte-Waregem 2 (Jupiler League, April 11, 2009) A late goal from Ernest Webnje Nfor gave Zulte Waregem the points.
Leixoes 1 – Rio Ave 0 (Superliga, April 11, 2009) Diogo Valente’s 48th minute goal gave Leixoes victory over last-place Rio Ave to snap a four-game losing streak.
Belenenses 2 – Vitoria Setubal 1 (Superliga, April 11, 2009) Goals in the first nine minutes from Edson Marcelo de Faria and Rodrigues Saulo gave Belenenses a 2-1 win over 10-man Vitoria Setubal in a battle between two strugglers.
Eskisehirspor 2 – Ankaraspor 0 (Super Lig, April 12, 2009) Eskisehirspor also enjoyed a straightforward home win, Bulent Kocabey scoring after 30 and 65 minutes in the 2-0 victory over Ankaraspor.
Genclerbirligi 1 – Konyaspor 0 (Super Lig, April 12, 2009) Carlos Kahe grabbed the only goal in the 58th minute.
Kayserispor 2 – Denizlispor 0 (Super Lig, April 12, 2009) Furkan Ozcal scored early in each half to secure a comfortable win for the home side.
Olympiakos 0 – Larissa 1 (Greek Super League, April 12, 2009) Maciej Zurawski scored the second half winner to lead Larissa to the first away win at Olympiakos of the season.
AEK Athens 0 – Aris 1 (Greek Super League, April 12, 2009)
Xanthi 1 – PAOK 2 (Greek Super League, April 12, 2009)
CSKA Moscow 4 – Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, April 12, 2009) CSKA took the lead in the 35th minute through Alan Dzagoev’s beautifully curled free-kick. Yuri Zhirkov fired in the hosts’ second early in the second half before Alan Dzagoev claimed his second of the match with a free header in the Lokomotiv box. Marko Basa pulled a goal back for the visitors before Yuva Musa Mazu slid home CSKA’s fourth.
Rapid Vienna 0 – Sturm Graz 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 12, 2009) Rapid Vienna are still placed second having suffered a defeat to Sturm Graz.
Kapfenberg 0 – FC Salzburg 2 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 11, 2009) The visitors took just three minutes to find the target through Marc Janko with Karel Pitak adding the second after 48 minutes.
Hammarby 1 – Gefle 2 (Allsvenskan, April 12, 2009) 36-year-old Hans Berggren put Gefle aheadÂ from close range in the 11th minute after a counterattack. American striker Charlie Davies for Hammarby drew level in the 41st before Berggren set up Amadou Jawo for the 65th winner.
AC Horsens 3 – Brondby 0 (SAS Ligaen, April 12, 2009) Gilberto netted twice after Niels Lodberg had opened the scoring from the penalty spot shortly after the half hour mark. Allan Sogaard was sent off for the hosts in the final minute. The win moved Horsens out of the relegation zone while Brondby remain second behind FC Copenhagen on goal difference.
Vojvodina 0 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Serbian Super Liga, April 12, 2009)