Willem II 0 – Twente 2 (Eredivisie, March 14, 2009) Twente extended its unbeaten run to 17 games, as goals in each half from Blaise Nkufo and Marko Arnautovic secured victory against a Willem II side who this week were forced to shut their youth academy due to financial worries.
Heerenveen 5 – Sparta 1 (Eredivisie, March 14, 2009) Danijel Pranjic scored from the penalty after 25 minutes, before Sparta had two players, Kim Jaggy and Ruud Knol, dismissed. The Frisians did not add their second goal until 73 minutes when Patrick Ingelsten doubled their advantage. Roy Beerens then scored another penalty before Sparta grabbed a consolation through Edouard Duplan. But Heerenveen were not finished as they added two further goals with Michal Svec and Bonaventure Kalou scoring.
Vitesse 0 – NAC 3 (Eredivisie, March 14, 2009) After Nourdin Boukhari kept up his recent goascoring exploits to give NAC the lead, Anthony Lurling added a second at the start of the second half. Csaba Feher’s diving header sealed a superb away win.
Heracles 1 – Volendam 1 (Eredivisie, March 14, 2009) Melvin Platje gave Volendam the lead with just 20 minutes left, but Heracles found an equaliser through Jan Wuytens in the final minute.
Ankaragucu 0 – Sivasspor 2 (Super Lig, March 14, 2009) Second half goals from Yildiz and Kamanan downed Ankaragucu.
Besiktas 3 – Genclerbirligi 0 (Super Lig, March 14, 2009)
Sporting Lisbon 2 – Rio Ave 0 (Superliga, March 14, 2009) Sporting Lisbon closed the gap on Porto to a single point, Joao Moutinho and Fabio Rochemback did the damage against Rio Ave, who also had Bruno Mendes dismissed on the stroke of halftime.
Rubin Kazan 3 – Kuban Krasnodar 0 (Russian Premier League, March 14, 2009) Aleksandr Bukharov proved the hero for the reigning champions, side-footing home smartly after 25 minutes before turning provider seven minutes later for Sergei Semak to score. Bukharov broke away to add a third ten minutes into the second half.
Lokomotiv Moscow 1 – Khimki 1 (Russian Premier League, March 14, 2009) Khimki led on 27 minutes when Serbian defender Miodrag Jovanovic sent a bullet header past Marek Cech, but twenty minutes into the second half Denis Glushakov levelled proceedings for Lokomotiv, striking home from the edge of the penalty area.
Amkar Perm 0 – Rostov 0 (Russian Premier League, March 14, 2009) Amkar defender Zahari Sirakov and Rostov’s North Korean midfielder Hong Yong-Jo were both shown second-yellow cards in an otherwise uneventful curtain-raiser to the Russian season.
AEK Athens 1 – OFI Crete 0 (Greek Super League, March 14, 2009) Blanco’s cross was only palmed out to Kafes who was on hand to convert the rebound.
Larissa 0 – PAOK 0 (Greek Super League, March 14, 2009)
Polonia Bytom 0 – Ruch Chorzow 3 (Ekstraklasa, March 14, 2009)
Partizan 2 – Cukaricki 0 (Serbian Super Liga, March 14, 2009) Goals in each half from Juca and TomicÂ gave Partizan the three points.
OFK Beograd 2 – Red Star Belgrade 2 (Serbian Super Liga, March 14, 2009) OFK went into the break in high spirits after Jevtic claimed a first half brace. Red Star then had Silva dismissed after 50 minutes, but the Serbian powerhouse still had enough in their locker to draw level with goals from Koroman and a last minute equaliser from Milijas.
Apollon 2 – Ethnikos 1 (Cypriot First Division, March 14, 2009)
Botev 0 – Levski Sofia 1 (A Grupa, March 14, 2009)