Pompey keep Sunderland deep in relegation trouble; Germany beat Holland to win under-17 European title

Portsmouth 3 – Sunderland 1 (Premier League, May 18, 2009) After 58 goalless minutes in which both Pompey and Sunderland had struck the inside of the post, the Black Cats took the lead with a superb engineered by Calum Davenport, the centre-half strode out of defence down the right hand side before releasing an inch-perfect cross for Kenwyne Jones to tuck home. But Davenport went from hero to villain inside 60 seconds, the defender misplaced a header into the path of John Utaka who muscled his way in the box to score past Martin Fulop. The Black Cats then imploded as Anton Ferdinand kicked thin-air when trying to meet a long punt forward, Utaka collected the loose ball and rounded Fulop before Phil Bardsley, trying to clear the danger, slid the ball over his own line. With Sunderland seeking an equaliser, Pompey broke in the 87th minute and Armand Traore fired a left-footed shot into the far corner.

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Hibernian 0 – Celtic 0 (SPL, May 17, 2009) Celtic were held to a goalless draw at Hibs, leaving Celtic two points behind their Old Firm rivals with one game remaining.

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Maccabi Haifa 1 – Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 (Ligat ha’Al, May 18, 2009) Haifa bossed the match from start to finish, with Yaniv Katan scoring the winner in the 61st minute. The result leaves Haifa needing just two points from its remaining two matches to claim the league title.

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Helsingborg 2 – Trelleborg 2 (Allsvenskan, May 18, 2009) Helsingborg looked good for the points as they went 2-up within half an hour, Rene Makondele opening the scoring after just two minutes and Christoffer Andersson adding a second. But Marcus Nilsson put the ball into his own net five minutes before the break and Fisnik Shala grabbed a point for Trelleborg 10 minutes after the restart.

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Grosseto 2 – Brescia 1 (Serie B, May 18, 2009)

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Germany 2 – Holland 1 (AET) (Under-17 European Championships final, May 18, 2009) The Dutch got off to a perfect start when Luc Castaignos scored after just seven minutes. But the Germans levelled before the break, Lennart Thy equalising following a Christopher Buchtman free-kick. Hosts Germany then won the match in extra-time as Florain Trinks curled in a wonderful free-kick from 25-yards.