Ajax 1 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, April 26, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) With the title already secured, AZ boss Louis van Gaal was able to field some youngsters away at Ajax, and Jeremain Lens took his opportunity in the first team by scoring a fine solo goal after 23 minutes. AZ lost Schaars just before the hour mark, and minutes later Ajax blew the chance to level when Suarez missed a cheeky penalty as the managed to catch his dinked effort. Three minutes from time Luis Suarez had a second chance, this time converting inside the post.
ADO Den Haag 2 – Feyenoord 3 (Eredivisie, April 26, 2009) Den Haag took the lead midway through the second half when Timothy Derijck opened the scoring, but the visitors were level two minutes later when Jon Dahl Tomasson got on the scoresheet. Tomasson scored his second of the game on 76 minutes before Richard Knopper equalised for the home team in the 81st minute. But Leon Vlemmings’ side snatched a winner a minute later when Roy Makaay found the back of the net.
Vitesse Arnhem 6 – FC Utrecht 1 (Eredivisie, April 26, 2009) The hosts struck five times after the break, scoring three in the space of five minutes just after the hour mark, as Utrecht were blown away. Nicky Hofs put Vitesse ahead at the end of a first half which gave little indication of what was to follow. A Claudemir brace in two minutes was followed by a fourth from Paul Verhaegh three minutes later before Hans Somers registered for Utrecht. Alexander Buttner and Frank van der Struijk struck late on for Vitesse to complete the rout.
FC Groningen 0 – Willem II 0 (Eredivisie, April 26, 2009) FC Groningen and Willem II played out a dull goalless draw which leaves the visitors waiting until next week to mathematically ensure their Eredivisie safety. The main moment of excitement in Groningen came when Gibril Sankoh was sent off for a bad tackle right at the death.
Benfica 3 – Maritimo 2 (Superliga, April 26, 2009) David Luiz opened the scoring in the 28th before Oscar Cardozo scored twice (first and second) to take his season’s goal tally to 13 and the Eagles braved a Maritimo rally led by goals from Marcinho in the 43rd and Bruno’s penalty in the 60th to earn the win.
Eskisehirspor 0 – Besiktas 2 (Super Lig, April 26, 2009) Besiktas kept their title dreams alive with two late goals, Bobo netted the first in the 67th minute before Filip Holosko wrapped up the points three minutes from time.
Thrasivoulos 0 – Olympiakos 2 (Greek Super League, April 26, 2009) Matt Derbyshire and a Luciano Galletti penalty settled the match in Olympiakos’ favour.
Levadiakos 0 – Larisa 1 (Greek Super League, April 26, 2009) Metin’s goal after 12 minutes was not the most exciting part of the match as Koltzos, Kiassos (both for Levadiakos) and Fotakis all saw red in the minutes minutes.
Aris Saloniki 3 – Panthrakikos 2 (Greek Super League, April 26, 2009)
Xanthi 4 – Iraklis 1 (Greek Super League, April 26, 2009)
Asteras Tripolis 3 – Panionios 4 (Greek Super League, April 26, 2009)
Partizan Belgrade 4 – OFK Beograd 1 (Serbian Super League, April 26, 2009)
Red Star Belgrade 2 – Borac 0 (Serbian Super League, April 26, 2009)
NK Zadar 0 – Hajduk Split 3 (1. HNL, April 26, 2009)
Croatia Sesvete 1 – NK Osijek 1 (1. HNL, April 26, 2009)
NK Rijeka 6 – Slaven Belupo 2 (1. HNL, April 26, 2009)
HNK Sibenik 0 – NK Rijeka 1 (1. HNL, April 26, 2009)