Galatasaray 1 – Ankaragucu 0 (Super Lig, May 9, 2009) Milan Baros scored from the penalty spot to secure the three points.
Ankaraspor 1 – Besiktas 4 (Super Lig, May 9, 2009) Besitkas moved two points clear at the top of the Super Lig as Filip Holosko, Ibrahim Toraman, Deivson Bobo and Rodrigo Tello netted for Besiktas, who took advantage of former leaders Sivasspor’s 2-1 home defeat by Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK.
Sivasspor 1 – Istanbul Buyuksehir 2 (Super Lig, May 9, 2009) Gokhan Kaba scored in the 8th and 17th minutes to give the away side a comfortable lead, and although Herve Tum got one back on 75 minutes for Sivas, the hosts let their slip their number one position in the table.
Kocaelispor 1 – Trabzonspor 3 (Super Lig, May 9, 2009) Trabzonspor closed to within a point of Sivasspor with Umut Bulut, Gokhan Unal and Alanzinho netting for the visitors.
Benfica 2 – Trofense 2 (Superliga, May 9, 2009) Benficafell behind on the half hour when Valdomiro headed home for Trofense. Oscar Cardozo equalised five minutes later from Pablo Aimar’s pass, and the Paraguayan striker doubled his tally in the 38th with a header from Matias Urreta’s cross. Trofense stunned Benfica with Paulinho’s 58th minute header from close range.
Sporting Lisbon 2 – Vitoria Setubal 1 (Superliga, May 9, 2009) Liedson opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he took advantage of uncertainty in Setubal’s defense to take possession and shoot home. Bruno Gama equalised for Setubal, before Liedson fired Sporting’s winner in the last minute to secure its place in next season’s Champions League qualifying round.
Standard Liege 2 – Club Brugge 0 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Milan Jovanovic converted a penalty in the 38th minute before American international Oguchi Onyewu popped up to double the hosts’ advantage.
Anderlecht 3 – Roeselare 1 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Mbark Boussoufa scored a wonderful 30-yard free-kick in the 13th minute to give the hosts a first half lead. Jelle van Damme headed in number two in the 49th minute, before Lucas Biglia tucked away the third to kill the contest. Mahamadou Dissa grabbed a consolation for Roeselare.
Charleroi 3 – Genk 0 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009)
Cercle Brugge 2 – Westerlo 1 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009)
Lokeren 0 – Dender 2 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009)
KV Kortrijk 0 – Gent 2 (Jupiler League, May 9, 2009)
Beitar Jerusalem 2 – Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 (Ligat ha’Al, May 9, 2009) Spectators were barred from the match because of a penalty imposed by the Israel Football Association against Beitar in response to its fans’ racist chants in a recent match. Amit Ben-Shushan put Beitar ahead early in the second half and Idan Vered wrapped up the victory 11 minutes from time, firing home with his left foot after Jevric had saved his initial effort.
Odd Grenland 3 – Brann 1 (Tippeligaen, May 9, 2009)
CSKA Sofia 0 – Levski Sofia 2 (Vyscha Liga, May 9, 2009) Georgi Hristov fired Levski into the lead away at CSKA in the Sofia derby. Ze Soares grabbed the visitors’ second on the hour mark after starting and finishing a counter-attack down the right hand side.
Honved 0 – Debrecen 1 (Borsodi Liga, May 9, 2009) Peter Szakaly’s winner in the 58th minute secured Debrecen’s place atop the Hugarian league.
Cukaricki 0 – Rad 1 (Serbian Super League, May 9, 2009)