Spartak Moscow 5 – Rostov 1 (Russian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Spartak were in supreme form against Rostov, beginning with Alex’s glorious chipped finish after 19 minutes to give the hosts the lead. After Pavel Yakovlev had added number two, and Gatskan had pulled a goal back for the hosts, Alex thundered home Spartak’s third before Arsenal and Liverpool 17-year-old target Zhano Ananidze claimed the hosts’ fourth after a lightning counter-attack. Welliton closed out the match with a late fifth.
Tomsk 1 – Lokomotiv Moscow 3 (Russian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Dmitri Sychev netted from the spot after 11 minutes, only for Goran Maznov to soon pull Tomsk back level. On the half hour an end-to-end counter attack resulted with Dmitri Sychev bagging his second of the match to restore Lokomotiv’s lead, and a controversial Peter Odemwingie goal at the start of the second half (the ref overruling an offside call from his linesman) saw the visitors’ snare all three points.
Ajax 5 – Feyenoord 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) The Amsterdammers broke the deadlock four minutes before the break as Demy de Zeeuw slide home the opener from a Pantelic left-wing cross. In the aftermath of the goal the visitors had Stefan Babovic red carded. Seconds into the second half Urby Emanuelson blasted home Ajax’s second with a fine shot into the roof of the net, and Gregory van der Wiel made it 3-nil before the hour. Even though no away fans were at the game, Denny Landzaat’s superb chip 15 minutes from time brought a ripple of applause from the home crowd, before Demy de Zeeuw added Ajax’s fourth. Rob van Dijk then saw red in the final minute for Feyenoord after conceding a penalty which allowed hot-shot Luis Suarez to add goal number 16 and close out and emphatic win in De Klassieker.
Heracles 3 – FC Utrecht 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) Michael Silberbauer gave the visitors the lead after 14 minutes but Willy Overtoom (23) and Everton (31) ensured Heracles went into half-time in front. Darl Douglas then effectively settled the contest with a goal only two minutes into the second period.
Sparta 2 – NEC 0 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) Midfielder Erik Falkenburg struck just before halftime and then just before the hour for a victory which keeps Sparta in ninth place, comfortably above Willem II and level on points with eighth-placed NAC Breda.
RKC Waalwijk 0 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, November 1, 2009) RKC Waalwijk remain rooted to the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at home to Willem II. Christophe Gregoire grabbed the only goal in the 63rd minute before the home side had Benjamin de Ceulaer sent off 13 minutes from time.
Sporting Lisbon 1 – Maritimo 1 (Superliga, November 1, 2009) Chile midfielder Matias Fernandez put Sporting in the lead in the 51st minute. Emanuel Evaristo equalised with a spectacular right-rooted shot for Maritimo in the 62nd.
Galatasaray 2 – Sivasspor 0 (Super Lig, November 1, 2009) Galatasaray’s red-hot striker Shabani Nonda fired the Turkish powerhouse into an 11th minute lead against Sivasspor, and Harry Kewell doubled the hosts advantage on the stroke of halftime powering home a free-kick.
Kayserispor 1 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, November 1, 2009) Leaders Fenerbahce initially had things going according to plan, when Cristian opened in the 20th minute. But Kayserispor didn’t give up and equalised from the penalty spot in the 70th minute, with Franco Kangele directing the spot kick past keeper Volkan Demirel.
IFK Gothenburg 1 – AIK Stockholm 2 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) AIK knew that a point in Gothenburg would be enough to win the Swedish title at second-placed IFK, but it was the hosts who struck first as Thomas Olsson scored from a corner on the half hour mark. AIK did not give up though and drew things level again via Flavio after 56 minutes of play. IFK threw all men forward in the dying minutes of the game to score the crucial goal that would them to the league title, but they were hit on the counter attack by AIK’s Daniel Tjernstrom who scored AIK’s killer second to wrap up the championship.
Gefle 2 – Orgryte 2 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) Orgryte were relegated after a 2-2 draw at Gefle, Alexander Gerndt scored twice for Gefle with Alvaro Dos Santos and Markus Gustafsson replying.
Djurgarden 2 – Kalmar 0 (Allsvenskan, November 1, 2009) Orgryte finished four points adrift of Djurgarden, who beat Kalmar 2-0 thanks to goals from Patrik Haginge and Markus Johannesson.
Panathinaikos 2 – Panionios 1 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Djibril Cisse’s early double gave Pana a platform from which they could see the game out.
Ergotelis 2 – AEK 2 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) A penalty seven minutes from the end by Ismael Blanco earned AEK Athens a 2-2 draw away to Ergotelis. Gustavo Manduca had given the visitors the lead after 21 minutes before Sergio Leal put Ergotelis ahead with a second-half double.
Iraklis 1 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Victoras Iacob’s 88th minute close-range winner earned Iraklis the points.
Pas Giannina 1 – Levadiakos 1 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Giannina drew 1-1 at home to Levadiakos with the goals coming three minutes apart in the first half, Paraskevas Andralas striking for Giannina before Giorgos Barkoglo got the equaliser.
Kavala 3 – Panthrakikos 0 (Greek Super League, November 1, 2009) Goals from Stefanos Siontis, Elias Ioannou and Benjamin Onwuachi earned Kavala a 3-0 win over Panthrakikos
Chernomorets Odessa 0 – Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, November 1, 2009) Jadson side-football Shakhtar into a second minute lead and the visitors held on for the three points.
Metalurg Donetsk 0 – Metalist Kharkiv 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, November 1, 2009)
Wiener Neustadt 4 – Austria Vienna 3 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Thiago Schumacher opened the scoring before Sanel Kuljic and a penalty from Hannes Aigner put the home side ahead at half-time, by which time Florian Klein had been dismissed. Taner Ari put the home side 3-1 ahead before Milenko Acimovic reduced the arrears. Patrick Wolf made it 4-2 before substitute Mamadou Diabang netted in the final minute.
Rapid Vienna 1 – Ried 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Markus Katzer got the only goal after 12 minutes as Rapid and SV Reid ended the game with 10 players. Rapid had Rene Gartler sent off after 55 minutes and Philipp Huspek was dismissed in injury time just 15 minutes after he had come on as a substitute.
RB Salzburg 2 – Mattersburg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009) Marc Janko and Franz Schiemer got the goals as Salzburg won 2-0 over Mattersburg to keep them a point clear at the top of the table.
Sturm Graz 4 – SK Austria Karnten 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, October 31, 2009)
Partizan Belgrade 3 – Napredak 1 (Serbian Super League, November 1, 2009)