Heracles ease their relegation fears; Ibrahima Yattara scores a solo stunner for Trabzonspor

Heracles 4 – NAC Breda 0 (Eredivisie, April 17, 2009) Jan Wuytens opened the scoring after only 12 minutes, before Ricky van den Bergh doubled the lead from the penalty spot midway through the first half. Juha Hakola added a third with only 27 minutes on the clock and Willie Overtoom made it four minutes before the break. The win moves Heracles four points clear of danger in 13th place while NAC remain in seventh.

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Amadora 0 – Pacos Ferreira 2 (Superliga, April 17, 2009) A poor headed own goal from Fernando Alexandre and and second from Rui Migel handed Pacos the three points.

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Trabzonspor 2 – Genclerbirligi 0 (Super Lig, April 17, 2009) Ibrahima Yattara scored one of solo goals of the season to hand Trabzonspor a 28th minute lead, the bleached-blonde striker weaved his way past four opposition players before rifling home a thunderbolt from 25-yards out. Gokhan Unal made the points safe with a second at the death leaving Trabzonspor title hopes still in the balance.

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LASK Linz 0 – Ried 3 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 17, 2009) Hamdi Salihi opened the scoring in the eighth minute and Ried had to wait until late in the second half to increase their lead. Their cause was helped by the dismissal of Ivica Vastic in the 70th minute, Drechsel grabbing his first five minutes later. Keeper Gerald Gansterer also saw red four minutes from time for a cynical foul and Drechsel completed his double from the penalty spot in injury time.

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Piast Gliwice 0 – Legia Warsaw 1 (Ekstraklasa, April 17, 2009)

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Litex Lovech 1 – Levski Sofia 2 (Vyscha Liga, April 17, 2009)