Rubin Kazan 1 – CSKA Moscow 2 (Russian Super League, July 18, 2009) After a goalless first half Alejandro Dominguez fired the reigning champions into a 54th minute lead from the spot. Fifteen minutes from time Sergey Ignashevich rose high to head home a free-kick, and CSKA’s snatched victory minutes later when Vagner Love met a back-post corner to head in the winner.
Dynamo Moscow 2 – Spartak Nalchik 1 (Russian Super League, July 18, 2009) Leandro fired visiting Nalchik into the lead with a penalty on the stroke of the interval but Dynamo refused to lie down and were rewarded as Dmitri Khokhlov (80) and Alexander Kerzhakov (89) struck to snatch all the points.
Saturn 4 – Rostov 0 (Russian Super League, July 18, 2009) Rostov took a beating conceding goals to Dmitri Loskov (16), Petr Nemov (43) and a Dmitri Kirichenko brace (65 and 72).
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 – Kryvbas Krivyi Rig 0 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 18, 2009) A fine Jadson free-kick and a tap in from Julius Aghahowa put the UEFA Cup holders 2-up at the break, Jadson completing the win with a cheeky dink over the keeper in the second half.
Dynamo Kiev 5 – Chernomorets Odessa 0 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 18, 2009)
Vorskla Poltava 1 – Karpaty Lviv 2 (Ukrainian Premier League, July 18, 2009)
Wiener Neustadt 3 – Austria Karnten 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, July 17, 2009) Thomas Hinum fired the visitors into a 16th minute lead which Karnten held until the break. (First half highlights here.) After the interval newly promoted Wiener Neustadt – a club who only came into existence several years ago – managed to record their first win in Austria’s top flight as Sanel Kuljic levelled before two injury time goals from Petr Johana and Patrick Wolf turned the match in the hosts’ favour. (Second half highlights here.)
Kalmar 3 – Brommapojkarna 1 (Allsvenskan, July 18, 2009) Kalmar moved up to second in Sweden after coming back from a goal down as Imad Chhadeh put the visitors ahead after five minutes. Rasmus Elm restored parity from the penalty spot 15 minutes from time and then substitutes Daniel Mendes (84) and Ricardo Santos (87) made sure of the points for the hosts late on.
Hacken 2 – Hammarby 0 (Allsvenskan, July 16, 2009) The match looked set to be heading for a goaless draw before Erik Friberg broke the deadlock in the final minute and Jose Paulinho secured the points for the hosts seconds later.