AZ Alkmaar 2 – Ajax 4 (Eredivisie, October 25, 2009) Ronald Koeman’s side had the better of the opening half with Mounir El Hamdaoui giving the home side a 28th minute lead. A blistering spell of three goals in nine second half minutes for Ajax saw the game turn on its head. Urby Emanuelson, Luis Suarez and Gregory van der Wiel all netted before Suarez added his second in injury time. Graziano Pelle pulled one back for AZ late on, but it proved nothing more than a consolation for the champions.
Willem IIÂ 4 – SC Heerenveen 1 (Eredivisie, October 25, 2009) Sergio Zijler broke the deadlock within minutes of the restart before Said Boutahar added a second, although the visitors threatened a comeback when Michal Papadopulos pulled one back on 65 minutes. Frank Demouge’s brace gave Willem II just their third win of the season, while Heerenveen are now second from bottom in the table.
NEC 0 – PSV 4 (Eredivisie, October 25, 2009) The onslaught started early with Balazs Dzsudzsak opening the scoring in the first minute with Jonathan Reis doubling the visitors’ advantage on the quarter-hour mark. Otman Bakkal made it 3-0 four minutes into the second half and Danko Lazovic’s penalty four minutes later completed the rout.
FC Twente 4 – FC Groningen 0 (Eredivisie, October 25, 2009) Miroslav Stoch opened the scoring early in the opening period and Dwight Tiendalli added a second after 22 minutes before Blaise Nkufo, from the penalty spot, and Bryan Ruiz sealed the win.
KV Mechelen 0 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, October 25, 2009) Romelu Lukaku and Mbark Boussoufa were on target for Anderlecht, who are a point behind Brugge and five points clear of third-placed Mechelen.
Porto 3 – Academica Coimbra 2 (Superliga, October 25, 2009) Two goals from substitute Farias and another from Mariano edged out Academica , who scored through Miguel Pedro and Sougou.
Maritimo 3 – Pacos Ferreira 1 (Superliga, October 25, 2009) An own goal from Maciel Ozeia put Maritimo on their way and Djalma added a second before Manuel Jose was sent off at the end of the first half to make the visitors’ task more difficult. Djalma scored his second two minutes into the second half and Olimpio Leonel scored a consolation for the visitors after 80 minutes.
Rostov 1 – Rubin Kazan 2 (Russian Premier League, October 25, 2009) Rubin, who stunned Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Alejandro Dominguez and Cristian Ansaldi. Mersudin Ahmetovic pulled one back at the start of the second period, but the visitors held on to re-establish their one-point advantage over Spartak Moscow.
Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – Spartak Nalchik 2 (Russian Premier League, October 25, 2009) In a ding-dong match, Vladimir Bystrov put Zenit ahead after 9 minutes only for David Siradze to level three minutes later. Fatih Tekke restore’s Zenit’s lead on the half hour but midway through the second half Leandro levelled for the visitors once more.
CSKA Moscow 1 – FC Moscow 3 (Russian Premier League, October 25, 2009) Juande Ramos’ side were dismantled in the Moscow derby as goals from Dmitriy Tarasov, Aleksey Rebko (penalty) and Alexandru Epureanu had the visitors’ 3-up after 39 minutes.Tomas Necid score at the death for CSKA.
Amkar Perm 0 – Tomsk 0 (Russian Premier League, October 25, 2009)
Fenerbahce 3 – Galatasaray 1 (Super Lig, October 25, 2009) A double from midfielder Alex had put the Yellow Canaries clear, before Hakan Balta pulled one back. Kader Keita was red carded for the visitors, and Daniel Guiza clinched a deserved victory the in the dying moments.
RB Salzburg 1 – Ried 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) Anel Hadzic put Ried in front on the stroke half-time but Christoph Leitgeb saved Salzburg’s blushes 12 minutes from the end.
Austria Vienna 3 – LASK Linz 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) Manuel Ortlechner, Mamadou Diabang – on target one minute after coming off the bench – and Michael Liendl scored as Austria Vienna secured an eighth win of the season.
Rapid Vienna 4 – Mattersburg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 25, 2009) Markus Katzer and Rene Gartler netted first-half goals before a gloss was put on the scoreline with goals in the final four minutes from Hamdi Salihi and Stefan Hoffmann.
Panathinaikos 2 – PAOK 1 (Greek Super League, October 25, 2009) Costas Katsouranis scored one goal in each half on Sunday to lead Panathinaikos to a 2-1 win over PAOK Thessaloniki that took them back to the top of the Greek league, level on points with Olympiakos.
Panthrakikos 1 – Larisa 3 (Greek Super League, October 25, 2009)
Hammarby 1 – AIK Stockholm 2 (Allsvenskan, October 25, 2009) Antonio Flavio had his 35th-minute opener for AIK cancelled out by Simon Helg after 60 minutes, but substitute Kenny Pavey struck 11 minutes later to secure the visitors’ seventh away win of the season.
Elfsborg 1 – Hacken 1 (Allsvenskan, October 25, 2009) A Mattias Ostberg own goal looked to have earned the 2006 champions the points, but Marcus Jarlegren came off the bench to net an equaliser for Hacken in the dying seconds.
Gefle 2 – Trelleborg 1 (Allsvenskan, October 25, 2009) Goals from Alexander Gerndt and Andreas Dahlen enabled Gefle to claim a 2-1 success over Trelleborg, who replied through Joakim Sjohage.
St. Gallen 1 – Zurich 3 (Swiss Super League, October 25, 2009)
Lucerne 4 – Basel 5 (Swiss Super League, October 25, 2009)
Zakarpattia 1 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, October 25, 2009)