Twente return to winning ways; Ajax hold Feyenoord; Gala & Fener win; Derbyshire leads Olympiakos

Twente 2 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2010) Quick-fire goals from strikers Kenneth Perez and Bryan Ruiz in the 70th and 72nd minutes wrapped up the points for McClaren’s title hopefuls.

Feyenoord 1 – Ajax 1 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2010) The battle of the two Dutch powerhouse saw Ajax strike first after 25 minutes when a clinical attack ended with Marko Pantelic stroking the ball into the gaping net. Ajax only had themselves to blame for conceding the equaliser midway through the second half mix up between the Amsterdammers’ keeper and centre half gifted Georginio Wijnaldum the simple job of slotting in the leveller.

Utrecht 0 – Heracles 0 (Eredivisie, January 31, 2010) Heracles remain in fifth spot after earning a goalless draw at Utrecht. Utrecht ended the game with ten men after defender Mihai Nesu was sent off in stoppage time.

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Pacos Ferreira 2 – Academica Coimbra 1 (Liga Sagres, January 31, 2010) Pacos staged a late fightback to beat Academica 2-1. Markus Berger put visitors Academica in front after 47 minutes but Ricardo equalised five minutes from the end and substitute Romeu Torres hit a 90th minute winner.

Vitoria Setubal 2 – Rio Ave 2 (Liga Sagres, January 31, 2010) Rio Ave had keeper Carlos sent off in the first minute and fell behind when Przemyslaw Kazmierczak tucked home a penalty three minutes later. Despite being a man down, Rio Ave then battled their way into a 2-1 lead, with striker Chidi Onyemah scoring after 45 and 74 minutes – his second goal coming a minute after Vitoria had Andre Pinto dismissed. Vitoria then had defender Ney Santos red carded in the 78th minute but three minutes later they levelled when Fernandes Neca scored to earn a point.

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Club Brugge 2 – Westerlo 1 (Jupiler League, January 30, 2010) Ivan Perisic put Brugge ahead in the 14th minute, but Sacha Iakovenko pulled the visitors level eight minutes into the second period. Substitute Joseph Akpala grabbed the winner with three minutes to go, four minutes after coming on to the field.

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Denizlispor 1 – Galatasaray 2 (Turkish Super Lig, January 31, 2010) Arda Turan put Gala ahead after 19 minutes, but had his goal cancelled out by Engin Memisler in the 54th. Gala’s new signing, former Manchester City and Everton forward Jo, grabbed the winner seven minutes later, sweeping a low shot into the far corner on his debut.

Sivasspor 1 – Fenerbahce 5 (Turkish Super Lig, January 31, 2010) Semih Senturk and Umit Boral both netted braces in the win.

Gaziantepspor 0 – Kayserispor 1 (Turkish Super Lig, January 31, 2010) Ariaz Makukula’s incredible season continued as the forward netting the only goal early in the second half to make it 16 out of 16 for the Turkish leading goalscorer.

Bursaspor 3 – Eskisehirspor 1 (Turkish Super Lig, January 31, 2010)

Manisaspor 0 – Ankaragucu 0 (Turkish Super Lig, January 31, 2010)

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Panathinaikos 1 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2010) Dimitris Salpingidis tied it for Panathinaikos in the 27th minute after Nacho Scocco had given AEK the lead in the ninth.

Panionios 0 – Olympiakos 1 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2010) A picture-perfect diving header from Englishman Matt Derbyshire fired Olympiakos in the lead at Panionios.

Xanthi Skoda 2 – Aris 1 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2010) Marcelinho and Watford loanee Nathan Ellington put the hosts 2-up before American duo Freddy Adu (on debut) and Eddie Johnson teamed up for Aris to pull a goal back.

Levadiakos 1 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, January 31, 2010)

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Beitar Jerusalem 1 – Hapoel Beer Sheva 1 (Ligat ha’Al, January 30, 2010)


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