NEC 0 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, March 8, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) AZ’s march towards the title gathered further momentum thanks to a win at NEC, Kew Jaliens grabbing the only goal six minutes into the second half.
Twente 1 – PSV 1 (Eredivisie, March 8, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) PSV took the lead on 63 minutes through Balazs Dzsudzsak, but Blaise N’Kufo pounced in injury-time to earn Steve McClaren’s men a point.
ADO Den Haag 1 – Ajax 1 (Eredivisie, March 8, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After a goalless first half (highlights here) both goals arrived minutes after each other in the second. Rob Wielaert fired Ajax in front with a volley from the edge of the box before Wesley Verhoek was brought off the bench and equalised inside 60 seconds.
NAC Breda 1 – Feyenoord 2 (Eredivisie, March 8, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Donny Gorter gave NAC the lead at the break with a 42nd minute penalty but the visitors levelled early in the second half when Georginio Wijnaldum struck from just inside the box. Feyenoord stole the points late on courtesy of a Jon Dahl Tomasson winner.
Volendam 1 – Vitesse 0 (Eredivisie, March 8, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Bottom side FC Volendam registered just their fifth win of the season after a Jack Tuyp goal proved enough to see off Vitesse.
Naval 1 – Benfica 2 (Superliga, March 8, 2009) Pablo Aimar set Benfica on the way their to a first away win for three months by firing home in the third minute after the Naval defense failed to clear a free-kick by Jose Antonio Reyes. Naval equalised in the 53rd minute through Marcelinho’s angled shot, only for Katsouranis to head home following another Reyes free-kick in the 74th.
Amadora 2 – Braga 2 (Superliga, March 8, 2009) Jardel’s first half header was cancelled out by Paulo Cesar’s scrappy equaliser early in the second half. Jardel restored the hosts’ lead with a fierce second just three minutes later but Braga’s wonderkid Orlanda Sa converted a late penalty to leave it honours even.
Vitoria Guimaraes 3 – Belenenses 1 (Superliga, March 8, 2009) Gregory opened the scoring for Guimaraes in the 39th minute to send last-place Belenenses towards its 11th defeat of the season. Although Jose Pedro equalised for Belenenses in the 47th, the home team added goals through Joao Alves in the 66th and Yves Desmarets in the 74th.
Kayserispor 0 – Fenerbahce 2 (Super Lig, March 8, 2009) Fener remain in the title hunt after picking up another three points. The goals came from Semih Senturk and Alex while keeper Volkan Demirel was sent off on 54 minutes.
Sivasspor 1 – Ankaraspor 1 (Super Lig, March 8, 2009) The hosts took an early lead when Kurtulus’ third minute free-kick missed everyone to nestle in the net. But Ankaraspor drew level in the second half through Sozen to earn a share of the spoils.
PAOK 0 – Olympiakos 0 (Greek Super League, March 8, 2009) Olympiakos went a man down when Kostas Mendrinos picked up a second yellow card on 61 minutes, but PAOK failed to take advantage and had Joe Bizera sent off themselves close to full time.
Panserraikos 1 – AEK Athens 5 (Greek Super League, March 8, 2009) AEK’s lethal forward Ismael Blanco needed just six minutes to score at Panserraikos. Nastja Ceh pulled the hosts level from the spot before AEK ran wild with Djebbour cashing in with a double, Blanco bagged his second and Scocco hit a fifth on the stroke of halftime.
Xanthi 1 – Panthrakikos 0 (Greek Super League, March 8, 2009)
Lech Poznan 1 – Jagiellonia Bialystok 0 (Ekstraklasa, March 8, 2009) Mariusz Lewandowski slotted home the winner in the 48th minute.
Young Boys 3 – Bellinzona 0 (Swiss Super League, March 8, 2009)
Anorthosis 1 – APOEL 2 (Cypriot First Division, March 8, 2009) Despite taking the lead through Frousos, Anorthosis fell to a shock defeat with Zewlakow and Morais
Hajduk Split 1 – Sesvete 0 (1. HNL, March 8, 2009)
FC Lviv 1 – Metalist Kharkiv 1 (Vyscha Liga, March 8, 2009)
Zorya 0 – Arsenal Kiev 1 (Vyscha Liga, March 8, 2009)