AZ Alkmaar 3 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, February 7, 2009) Said Boutahar fired Willem II into a surprise lead after 18 minutes but Louis van Gaal’s league leaders regrouped to take the lead by the interval thanks to goals from Moussa Dembele and Maarten Martens. Mounir El Hamdaoui made sure the points stayed in Alkmaar with the hosts’ third just after the hour mark.
Heerenveen 3 – NAC Breda 1 (Eredivisie, February 7, 2009) Goran Popov put Heerenveen in front on 18 minutes, but Patrick Zwaanswijk restored parity four minutes later. The home side then took control shortly after the half hour mark through Arnor Smarason and Viktor Elm then wrapped up the points in the 80th minute.
Heracles 1 – NEC 1 (Eredivisie, February 7, 2009) Tim Janssen’s opener on the stroke of halftime was cancelled out by Vojtech Schulmeister in the final nine minutes.
Sivasspor 2 – Kocaelispor 0 (Super Lig, February 7, 2009) Yannick Kamanan rose high in the box to bag his second goal of the week in the first half, and Pini Balili slotted home a second just before the hour mark to seal the win.
Galatasaray 1- Kayserispor 1 (Super Lig, February 7, 2009) Galatasaray dropped two important points, Shabani Nonda did put the Istanbul giants ahead on 27 minutes but Mehmet Eren netted a dramatic last-gasp equaliser for 1-1.
Aris 1 – Panionios 0 (Greek Super League, February 7, 2009)
Bnei Yehuda 1 – Maccabi Netanya 1 (Ligat ha’Al, February 7, 2009) The match will be remembered for one of the best goals likely to be seen this season. With 56 minutes gone at Bloomfield, an Itzik Azouz cross appeared to be floating just beyond Eliran Atar before the young Bnei Yehuda striker jumped up, swiveled and planted a sensational scissor-kick into the top corner.
Maccabi Haifa 2 – Hakoach Ramat Gan 0 (Ligat ha’Al, February 7, 2009) Haifa dominated but had to wait until the 44th minute to score, Thembinkosi Fanteni breaking the deadlock. Haifa’s Gustavo Boccoli added a second after halftime from a rebound.