Wins for PSV & Ajax in Holland; Fener sink Manisaspor; Liedson leads Sporting; Goals from Russia, Greece, Austria, Belgium & much more

FC Groningen 0 – PSV 2 (Eredivisie, August 30, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) A second half double from Danny Koevermans earned PSV a fine away win.

Feyenoord 1 – Twente 1 (Eredivisie, August 30, 2009) Twente’s Nicky Kuiper broke the deadlock in the 73rd, Roy Makaay bringing Feyenoord level from the spot after the ref awarded a penalty for handball in the box.

Heracles 0 – Ajax 3 (Eredivisie, August 30, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After a goalless opening 45, Toby Alderweireld headed the Amsterdammers into the lead early in the second half. Late goals from Dario Cvitanich and Ismail Aissati wrapped up the win for Martin jol’s men.

NAC 2 – Heerenveen 0 (Eredivisie, August 30, 2009) Second half goals from Kees Kwakman and Matthew Amoah helped NAC continue their good start to the season.

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Fenerbahce 2 – Manisaspor 1 (Super Lig, August 30, 2009) Things looked ominous for the home side when Emre Belozoglu was dismissed after 75 minutes, but Daniel Guiza fired Fener in front five minutes later. Ergin Keles looked to have snatched a point for Manisaspor when he scored after 86 minutes but Semih Senturk popped up in injury time to steal a fourth successive win.

Sivasspor 0 – Diyarbakirspor 2 (Super Lig, August 30, 2009) Diyarbakirspor won away from home with goals from Cihan Yilmaz (own goal) and Andres Mendoza.

Kasimpasa 0 – Genclerbirligi 4 (Super Lig, August 30, 2009) Labinot Harbuzi, Mustafa Pektemek, Carlos Kahe and Hursut Meric were on target for the visitors.

Trabzonspor 1 – Bursaspor 1 (Super Lig, August 30, 2009)

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Academica Coimbra 0 – Sporting Lisbon 2 (Superliga, August 30, 2009) Liedson headed home Pedrinha’s cross in the 64th minute. Academica defender Pedrinha was then sent-off in the 76th before Yannick Djalo sealed Sporting’s first win in three matches with a goal in the 84th.

Braga 3 – Belenenses 1 (Superliga, August 30, 2009) Hugo Viana scored two goals for Braga as it beat Belenenses 3-1, extending its perfect start and moving to the top of the table. Mourtala Diakite’s own-goal put Braga ahead in the 28th before Yontcha drew even with a header in the 51st.

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Khimki 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 4 (Russian Premier League, August 30, 2009) After Fatih Tekke put Zenit ahead in the first half, goals from Bystrov, Rosina and a Zinovijev og put the game out of sight after the break.

Spartak Moscow 0 – Rubin Kazan 3 (Russian Premier League, August 30, 2009) A thunderous drive by Sergey Semak and a Dominges penalty put Rubin 2-up at the interval while Aleksandr Bukharov netted a scrappy third a ten minutes into the second half.

Samara 3 – Dynamo Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, August 30, 2009) Krylya Sovetov beat fourth-placed Dinamo Moscow 3-1 with substitute Roman Adamov scoring two goals within four minutes of coming on in the second half. Jiri Jarosik completed the scoring before Dinamo had Aleksandr Dimidko – who had earlier given them the lead – was sent off with eight minutes to go.

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Atromitos 0 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, August 30, 2009) AEK’s serial-goalscorer Ismael Blanco proved the match-winner with a neat finish just before the hour.

Panathinaikos 1 – Xanthi Skoda 0 (Greek Super League, August 30, 2009) Panathinaikos needed just one goal to make a difference against Xanthi, with Kostas Katsouranis netting the winner five minutes before the break.

PAOK 3 – Levadiakos 0 (Greek Super League, August 30, 2009) Vieirinha broke the deadlock shortly after the hour, Lucio Filomeno made it 2-0 four minutes later and Pantelis Konstantinidis added a third in minute 73.

Larisa 0 – Olympiakos 2 (Greek Super League, August 30, 2009) Defending champions Olympiakos visited Larissa and took the lead through Leonardo in the 22nd minute. The second goal came ten minutes later, scored by Enzo Maresca.

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Austria Vienna 1 – Rapid Vienna 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 29, 2009) The Vienna derby ended all-square, Tomas Jun putting Auistria ahead just before the break only for Stephan Maierhofer to equalise on the hour.

RB Salzburg 4 – Kapfenberg 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, August 29, 2009)

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Anderlecht 1 – Standard Liege 1 (Jupiler League, August 30, 2009) Anderlecht’s Polish international Marcin Wasilewski suffered a double facture of his right leg after a horror tackle with Liege midfielder Axel Witsel. Dieudonne Mbokani put Standard ahead in the 36th minute but Guillaume Gillet levelled three minutes before the break.

Cercle Bruges 2 – Club Brugge 3 (Jupiler League, August 30, 2009) Oleg Iachtchouk (2) and Thomas Buffel (10) put the home side ahead before Wesley Sonck (14) and Joseph Akpala (65) brought their side level and Sonck wrapped up the win in the 77th minute despite the 54th minute dismissal of Antonin Alcaraz.

Racing Genk 1 – Germinal Beerschot 1 (Jupiler League, August 30, 2009)

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IFK Gothenburg 4 – Elfsborg 0 (Allsvenskan, August 30, 2009) Hannes Stiller scored twice for IFK in between efforts from Hjalmar Jonsson and Tobias Hysen as the home side moved above their opponents in the table.

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Lech Poznan 2 – GKS Belchatow 2 (Ekstraklasa, August 30, 2009)

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FC Copenhagen 1 – Brondby 1 (SAS Ligaen, August 30, 2009)

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Basel 1 – Young Boys 2 (Swiss Super League, August 30, 2009)