Roda 2 – Ajax 2 (Eredivisie, October 4, 2009) Luis Suarez fired the Amsterdammers into the lead with a 23rd minute penalty, but Sutchuin Djoum levelled inside sixty seconds for Roda with a deflected shot into the far post. Ajax fell behind ten minutes into the second half as Boldizsar Bodor swept home a left-wing cross, but Martin Jol’s team came back to equalise as Luis Suarez curled home a fine free-kick. Urby Emanuelson was sent off in the final stages for Ajax.
Heracles 1 – FC Twente 3 (Eredivisie, October 4, 2009) The home side went ahead after eight minutes through Everton but Bryan Ruiz equalised before second half strikes from Blaise Nkufo and Theo Janssen settled it. Twente move top.
Heerenveen 1 – VVV Venlo 1 (Eredivisie, October 4, 2009) Michal Papadopoulos climbed off the bench to grab an injury-time equaliser as Heerenveen drew at home with VVV. The away side appeared set to take the points when Sandro Calabro scored with two minutes to go, only for substitute Papadopoulos to level in stoppage-time.
FC Utrecht 0 – PSV 0 (Eredivisie, October 4, 2009) PSV finished with 10 men following the 87th-minute sending-off of Balazs Dzsudzsak.
Olhanense 0 – Porto 3 (Superliga, October 4, 2009) Radamel Falcao put the visitors ahead after a quarter of an hour with Bruno Alves doubling the lead on the stroke of half-time. Falcao got a second five minutes from time to complete a comprehensive victory.
Sporting Lisbon 0 – Belenenses 0 (Superliga, October 4, 2009) Sporting lost ground on Porto after a goalless home draw with Belenenses left them five points adrift of second place and ten points behind leaders Braga.
Leixoes 3 – Uniao Leiria 2 (Superliga, October 4, 2009) Carlao put the visitors ahead in the 15th minute with Aro Leo levelling on the half-hour mark. A Nelson Benitez own goal restored Uniao Leiria’s lead but the sides were on level terms thanks to Ze Manel three minutes later. The game appeared to be heading for a draw before Hugo Morais’ dramatic winner.
Fenerbahce 3 – Genclerbirligi 0 (Super Lig, October 4, 2009)
Ankaragucu 3 – Galatasaray 0 (Super Lig, October 4, 2009) Darius Vassell’s Ankaragucu pulled off a fine late scalp of Gala with three strikes in the last seven minutes, Hurriyet Gucer’s third following a Glaa centre was the most memorable of the goals.
Standard Liege 1 – Racing Genk 0 (Jupiler League, October 4, 2009) A Milan Jovanovic penalty in the 57th minute proved the difference.
Club Brugge 4 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, October 4, 2009) Antolin Alcaraz put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes, Tom De Sutter leveled six minutes later but an own goal from Jelle Van Damme restored Brugge’s lead in minute 38th minute before Wesley Sonck to make it 3-1 a minute later. Ronald Vargas netted a fourth with seven minutes left in extra time, and De Sutter’s goal for 4-2 in the 92nd minute was nothing but a consolation goal.
Amkar Perm 1 – Spartak Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, October 4, 2009) Spartak closed the gap at the top with Rubin to just one point on Sunday. Martin Kushev fired Amkar into a 23rd minute lead with a simple lob over a stranded Spartak keeper. Second half goals from Weliton and Malik Deniz Fathi turned the match in the visitors’ favour.
Lokomotiv Moscow 2 – Rubin Kazan 1 (Russian Premier League, October 4, 2009) Peter Odemwingie opened up the reigning champions after just two minutes, and the Nigerian forward claimed his double in fortuitous circumstances after the Rubin keeper mistakenly smacked a clearance that rebounded of the striker. Lasha Salukvadze’s second half goal proved too little for league leaders Kazan.
Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – Dynamo Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, October 4, 2009)
Helsingborg 1 – Hacken 0 (Allsvenskan, October 4, 2009) An 87th minute winner from Henrik Larsson, his second in as many games, earned HIF the points.
Hammarby 1 – Brommapojkarna 0 (Allsvenskan, October 4, 2009)
Brondby 6 – Nordsjaelland 3 (SAS Ligaen, October 4, 2009) Morten Duncan Rasmussen netted four times for the home side to add to a Nenad Novakovic own goal and a late Peter Madsen strike. Stephan Petersen, Rawez Lawan and Nickie Nielsen scored for Nordsjaelland.
Aalesund 1 – Sandefjord 1 (Tippeligaen, October 4, 2009) Malick Mane made a 43rd-minute breakthrough for Sandefjord, however Pablo Barrantes grabbed an equalised two minutes later.
Arsenal Kiev 0 – Dynamo Kiev 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, October 4, 2009) An outstanding free-kick from forgotten-man Andriy Shevchenko put Dynamo ahead at Arsenal in the Kiev derby.
Dnipro Dpetrovsk 2 – Shakhtar Donetsk 2 (Ukrainian Premier League, October 4, 2009)