NEC stun AZ; Porto lose to Braga; Wins for Standard & Sint-Truiden; Goals from Russian, Greece, Sweden & much more

AZ Alkmaar 0 – NEC 1 (Eredivisie, September 19, 2009) Lorenzo Davids struck three minutes from time to clinch NEC’s second Eredivisie victory of the season.

Vitesse Arnhem 3 – RKC Waalwijk 1 (Eredivisie, September 19, 2009) Lasse Nilsson put the hosts in the ascendancy in the third minute, but that goal was cancelled out in the 24th minute by Fouad Idabdelhay – moments after RKC defender Gijs Luirink had seen his penalty saved. Vitesse got their noses back in front through a Santi Kolk penalty seven minutes before the interval, however, and Paul Verhaegh sealed matters with the third four minutes into the second half.

Roda 2 – NAC 0 (Eredivisie, September 19, 2009) Mads Junker headed his side in front nine minutes into the second half and doubled their advantage three minutes later.

Heracles 1 – Sparta 1 (Eredivisie, September 19, 2009) Dele Adeleye had put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time but parity was restored in the 63rd minute through Darl Douglas. Sparta were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when Emmanuel Boakye was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

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Braga 1 – FC Porto 0 (Superliga, September 19, 2009) Brazilian winger Alan received the ball from Marcio Mossoro and delivered a cross which evaded goalkeeper Helton and inflicted on Porto its first league defeat of the season.

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Besiktas 0 – Kayserispor 1 (Super Lig, September 19, 2009) The only goal arrived nine minutes after halftime as Ariza Makukula found the winner for the visitors.

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Lokeren 1 – Standard Liege 3 (Jupiler League, September 19, 2009) All the goals came inside 15 first-half minutes, with Mehdi Gonzalez opening the scoring for the visitors after 11 minutes and Sulejman Smajic equalising five minutes later. Dieudonne Mbokani made it 2-1 just a minute later, before Felipe rounded off the scoring after 25 minutes.

Kortrijk 0 – Sint-Truiden 1 (Jupiler League, September 19, 2009) St Truidense extended their lead at the top of the league to four points, Ibrahima Sidibe scored the only goal two minutes before the break for the leaders, who had Dennis Odoi sent off eight minutes from time.

Zulte-Waregem 3 – Mouscron 1 (Jupiler League, September 19, 2009)

KV Mechelen 3 – Roeselare 2 (Jupiler League, September 19, 2009) Mechelen beat Roeselare 3-2 despite playing the entire second half with nine men after having Jonas Ivens and Aloys Nong sent off.

Racing Genk 1 – Charleroi 2 (Jupiler League, September 18, 2009)

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Saturn 2 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, September 19, 2009) A super free-kick from Dmitry Loskov put Saturn ahead against Spartak on the half hour. A crazy set of events led up to Spartak’s equaliser after the break; with the ball placed for a penalty a fat pitch invader manged to run onto the pitch and score from the spot kick with being caught. Then Alex scored the penalty for Spartak only for the referee chalked off the goal calling for a controversial retake, and from the retake Alex eventually managed to pull the visitors level. Just three minutes later though Saturn were back in front through a wonder-goal from Marko Topic, the striker collecting a long ball into the box with a cushioned header that teed himself up for a brilliant volley into the far post.

Rostov 3 – Kuban Krasnodar 3 (Russian Premier League, September 19, 2009) Artur Tlisov was on target twice for the visitors.

Lokomotiv Moscow 1 – FC Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, September 19, 2009) Lokomotiv won courtesy of a 45th minute penalty from Dmitry Sychev.

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Iraklis 2 – Larisa 1 (Greek Super League, September 19, 2009) All the goals came in the space of seven minutes in the second half, with Constantin Iacob netting the winner shortly after Shimon Abuhazira has cancelled out Denis Epstein’s opener.

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Halmstad 2 – Helsingborg 1 (Allsvenskan, September 19, 2009)

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Aalesunds 3 – Brann 0 (Tippeligaen, September 19, 2009) Pablo Herrera, Thor Hogne Aaroy and Alexander Mathisen were the men on target in the second half.

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Hajduk Split 2 – NK Zagreb 0 (1. HNL, September 19, 2009)