Monday Night Football: David Villa at the double to see Valencia past Getafe; Fener sunk by Bursaspor in 5-goal thriller; Hapoel beat Maccabi in the Tel Aviv derby

Valencia 2 – Getafe 1 (La Liga, February 22, 2010) David Villa tapped Valencia into the lead five minutes before the break of Valencia’s Monday night match at home to Getafe. Seven minutes into the second half, David Silva released David Villa who finished with aplomb for his second of the night. Alexis was sent off for two bookable offences just after the hour – the second yellow card was pretty pathetic – and Manu pulled a goal back for Getafe with fifteen minutes to go.

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Crotone 1 – Lecce 1 (Serie B, February 22, 2010) Guido Marilungo fired Lecce ahead, Ettore Mendicino equalised with a close range header.

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Kaiserslautern 3 – St. Pauli 0 (Bundesliga II, February 22, 2010) Sidney Sam, Markus Steinhofer and Srdjan Lakic were all on the scoresheet.

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Belenenses 1 – Academica 2 (Liga Sagres, February 22, 2010) Arsene Patrick Vouho and Markus Berger gave Academica an early lead, Jean-Paul Yontcha pulled one back just before the hour.

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Fenerbahce 2 – Bursaspor 3 (Super Lig, Feberuary 22, 2010) Alex Da Souza hammered the home side into a fifth minute lead which was doubled by Andre Santos with a sharp backheel from close range on 22. Five minutes later Bursaspor’s comeback began with Pablo Batalla heading home. Five minutes from time Ozan Ipek equalised through a deflected free kick and Ozan Ipek finished off a break away for the winner in the 90th minute.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 4 (Ligat Ha’Al, February 22, 2010) Hapoel raced into a 3-goal lead in the Tel Aviv derby thanks to goals from Lala, Itay Shechter and Douglas da Silva. Yuval Avidor pulled one back but the comeback was thwarted when Maor Buzaglo missed a penalty before the break. Itay Shechter tapped in Hapoel’s fourth and Buzaglo did get on the scoresheet four minutes from time with a goal which did not cross the line.

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Estudiantes 2 – Huracan 0 (Argentinean Clausura, February 22, 2010) Mauro Boselli and Juan Veron were on target for the Copa Libertadores holders.