Wins for Sporting & Benfica; Trabzonspor hit a big six; Djibril Cisse is on fire for Panathinaikos

Sporting Lisbon 1 – Leixoes 0 (Superliga, January 10, 2010) A late header from centre back Tonel from a corner earned Sporting the three points.

Maritimo 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 1 (Superliga, January 10, 2010) Sereno’s well-directed looping header 15 minutes from time proved enough for Vitoria.

Rio Ave 0 – Benfica 1 (Superliga, January 10, 2010) Javier Savola kept the Benfica title challenge on course.

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Trabzonspor 6 – Denizli Belediyespor 0 (Turkish Cup, January 10, 2010) Umut Bulut scored a hattrick in the one sided match.

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Xanthi 1 – Panathinaikos 2 (Greek Super League, January 10, 2010) A cock-up in the home defence midway through the first half gifted Djibril Cisse time and space to notch his seventh goal in four games for the Greek league leaders. Djibril Cisse continued his incredible purple patch with a second for Pana at the death, while there was still time for Dimitrios Souanis to claim an even later consolation for the hosts.

Levadiakos 0 – PAOK 2 (Greek Super League, January 10, 2010) Goals in each half from Vladimir Ivic and Lino wrapped up the points for PAOK.

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Kayserispor 1 – Vitesse 1* (Pens. 3-5) (Friendly, January 10, 2010)