Standard Liege 1 – Anderlecht 0 (Agg. 2-1) (Jupiler League playoff second-leg, May 24, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Liege’s Axel Witsel scored a decisive penalty five minutes before halftime after Anderlecht’s Victor Bernardez was adjudged to have brought down Dieumerci Mbokani. The result confirmed Liege as back-to-back Belgium winners. The scene at the final whistle can be seen here.
Sporting Lisbon 3 – Nacional 1 (Superliga, May 24, 2009) Sporting racing into an early 2-goal lead against Nacional, Derlei scoring a free header after three minutes before Derlei claimed his second from close range. The visitors were quick to rally, Nene smashing home an unbelievable free-kick from almost 40-yards to half the deficit. Leandro Romagnoli wrapped up the points with a 90th minute penalty.
Sivasspor 3 – Genclerbirligi 2 (Super Lig, May 24, 2009) Sivasspor went behind when James Troisi netted after 22 minutes and, while Genclerbirligi held that lead until the break, they would concede three times in 21 minutes after halftime. Yannick Kamanan got the ball rolling after 49 minutes before further goals from Herve Tum and Murat Erdogan swung the match in the hosts’ favour. Jacques Momha pulled a goal back but it was not enough.
Besiktas 2 – Galatasaray 1 (Super Lig, May 24, 2009) Mehmet Topal was unfortunate to deflect a free-kick into the Gala net at the end of the first half. Gala equalised with a quality goal, started a finished by Harry Kewell, minutes after the restart. But Besiktas ran out winners thanks to a super solo goal from Yusef Simsek, who robbed the last defender of possession before beating the keeper on the hour mark.
Fenerbahce 4 – Konyaspor 2 (Super Lig, May 24, 2009) Daniel Guiza (14, 17), Ugur Boral (38) and Roberto Carlos (40) had put Fener out of sight before consolation goals for Roman Kratochvil (75pen) and Branimir Poljac (90).
Eskisehirspor 2 – Trabzonspor 5 (Super Lig, May 24, 2009) Ceyhun Gulselam (18, 63) and Alanzinho (39, 89) both scored a brace to go with Umut Bulut’s (78) solitary effort to do the damage for Trabznonspor. Doga Kaya (66) and Souleymane Youla (74) scored for Eskisehirspor.
Kayserispor 1 – Hacettepe 0 (Super Lig, May 23, 2009) Julius Aghahowa grabbed the only goal five minutes in for Kayserispor after a shocking fumble by visiting keeper Ercument Kafkasyali.
Dynamo Moscow 1 – Zenit St. Petersburg 0 (Russian Premier League, May 24, 2009) Dmitry Khokhlov managed to get in front of his marker at the back post, to convert an 86th minute cross and earn Dynamo the three points.
Panathinaikos 4 – PAOK 1 (Greek Super League Play-Offs, May 24, 2009) Giorgos Karagounis, Brazilian defender Gabriel, Dimitris Salpingidis and Antonis Petropoulos scored for Panathinaikos, while Ilias Anastasakos notched PAOK’s consolation goal.
Larissa 0 – AEK Athens 0 (Greek Super League Play-Offs, May 24, 2009) Larissa played the second half with only 10-men after Iglesias was sent off and also missed a penalty in the first half with Para.
Red Star Belgrade 3 – Rad Belgrade 2 (Serbian Super League, May 24, 2009)
Rosenborg 1 – Viking 0 (Tippeligaen, May 24, 2009) Mikael Lustig scored the only goal of the game 11 minutes from time to keep Rosenborg clear at the t op of the table.