Heerenveen get the better of PSV in a 5-goal thriller; Benfica beat Leixoes; Besiktas claim another home win

PSV 2 – Heerenveen 3 (Eredivisie, February 27, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Heerenveen took the lead through Paulo Henrique after just 15 minutes, but PSV drew level when Balazs Dzsudzsak turned in a Amrabat cross. Timmy Simons then fired PSV into the lead just four minutes later after Vandenbussche spilled an Afellay shot. Heerenveen hit back in the second half, Henrique took advantage of a Simons error on 51 minutes to level the scores and the visitors claimed an in injury time victory when Danijel Pranjic converted a penalty after Jason Culina was sent off for fouling Ingelsten in the box.

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Benfica 2 – Leixoes 1 (Superliga, February 27, 2009) Benfica were handed the lead in the 17th minute when Leixoes defender Elvis managed to turn a cross into his own net for a comic own-goal. Nuno Gomes bundled in a second with just over 20 minutes remaining while Rodrigo Silva pulled a goal back for the visitors.

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Besiktas 2 – Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 (Super Lig, February 27, 2009) All the goals arrived in a frantic last ten minutes as Besiktas maintained their unbeaten home record. Tello’s 80th minute header put the hosts ahead, only for Gulpinart to level from a free-kick four minutes later. Sixty seconds later Zan won the match with a looping header that just dipped under the bar.

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Polonia Bytom 1 – Wisla Krakow 1 (Ekstraklasa, February 27, 2009)