Sporting Lisbon 5 – Rio Ave 0 (Liga Sagres, April 2, 2010) Sporting got on the scoresheet early through Yannick Djalo after just six minutes. Three minutes before halftime Liedson found the back of the net for his 13th strike of the season. Djalo made it three in the 56th minute with his second of the game, and Joao Moutinho put the match well out of reach with Sporting’s fourth goal in the 66th minute. Djalo capped off his hat-trick with 15 minutes to play.
Braga 3 – Vitoria Guimaraes 2 (Liga Sagres, April 2, 2010) Vitoria opened in the 18th minute when Rui Miguel’s well-placed shot eluded Eduardo, but Braga levelled four minutes before halftime courtesy of Alan’s penalty. It was 2-1 to the home side in the 79th minute when Albert Meyong converted Braga’s second spot kick of the game, only for Vitoria to level in injury time when Andrezinho struck from the spot in added time. An incredible match ended with Vitoria having four men sent off after Braga won a highly contested penalty moments later, and Meyong slotted it home for the winner.
Nacional 1 – Leixoes 0 (Liga Sagres, April 2, 2010)
Ankaragucu 0 – Besiktas 0 (Superliga, April 2, 2010) Besiktas blew the chance to go level at the top of the league as they were held to a goalless draw by Ankaragucu.
Aalborg 1 – SonderjyskE 1 (SAS Ligaen, April 2, 2010) The visitors played with only ten men from the 33rd minute, but they were gifted a 75th opener thanks to one of the howlers of the week as Aab keeper Karim Zaza’s terrible error of judgment in trying to control a back-pass allowed Henrik Bodker to tackle the goalie and score. Aalborg equalised three minutes from time when Jeppe Curth converted a set-play from close range.
RB Salzburg 2 – Mattersburg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 2, 2010) Salzburg’s giant forward Mark Janko scored a second half double – his second a cute flick that allowed the cliche a great touch for a big man to be applied.
Karpaty Lviv 1 – Chernomorets Odessa 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, April 2, 2010)