Wolves chew up the Saints as they edge closer to the Premier League; Besiktas go top in Turkey; AZ Alkmaar continue their charge to the Dutch title

Wolves 3 – Southampton 0 (Championship, April 10, 2009) Sam Vokes headed the hosts into the lead from a corner after just 39 seconds. Jody Craddock then made it two in the sixth minute with another header from a set-play, and it got worse for the Saints in the 19th minute when David Edwards was upended in the box by a poor Marek Saganowski challenge and David Jones stepped up to blast home the resulting penalty. Wolves moved five points clear at the top of the table.

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Kocaelispor 1 – Besiktas 3 (Super Lig, April 10, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) After falling behind to Akeem Agbetu’s low drive after two minutes, Besiktas rallied after the break to storm to the top of the table. Tomas Zapotocny’s levelled from the spot before Bobo and Yusuf Simsek sealed the win with two goals in the final five minutes.

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NAC Breda 0 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, April 10, 2009) AZ had to wait up the 69th minute to score,  Moussa Dembele adding another fine goal to his collection after cutting in from the right and firing home with his left foot.

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Braga 1 – Maritimo 1 (Liga Sagres, April 10, 2009) Both goals came from the penalty spot, Aguiar for the home side and Bruno levelled things up two minutes before the break.

Pacos Ferreira 1 – Vitoria Guimaraes 1 (Liga Sagres, April 10, 2009) The deadlock was broken by Vitoria in the 49th minute when Marquinho’ header bounced off the crossbar and Roberto was on hand to convert the rebound for his third goal in his consecutive games. Pacos levelled after a Cristiano free-kick deflected off of the wall, and wrong-footed the keeper to nestle in the net.

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Mattersburg 5 – Altach 4 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 10, 2009)

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CFR Cluj 2 – Gloria Bitistra 2 (Liga I, April 10, 2009) Diego Ramos put Gloria in front with an acrobatic overhead kick from close range. Goals either side of half-time from Alvaro Perreira and Sixto Peralta looked to have given Cluj the victory but a 90th minute equaliser from Cristian Silvasan squared things up.

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Vejle 2 – Midtjylland 3 (SAS Ligaen, April 10, 2009) After being 2-down, Danny Olsen, Frank Kristensen and Jonas Borring turn the match in Midtjylland’s favour.

Nordsjaelland 6 – Randers 1 (SAS Ligaen, April 10, 2009) Martin Bernburg was the hero for Nordsjaelland with a first half hat-trick.

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Orebro 0 – Elfsborg 1 (Alsvenskan, April 10, 2009) Joel Johansson settled the match six minutes from time.

Halmstad 1 – Trelleborg 1 (Alsvenskan, April 10, 2009) Marcus Pode put the visitors ahead just before the break, Emir Kujovic equalising midway through the second half with a back-post volley.

Brommapojkarna 2 – Hacken 0 (Alsvenskan, April 10, 2009) On a complete bog of a pitch, goals from Olof Guterstam and Joakim Runnemo inside the last 20 minutes earned Brommapojkarna their first win of the new season.

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Friday night’s goals from the Cypriot First Division (Apollon 2 – Ethnikos 0; Doxa 3- APOP 2) can be seen here.

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Argentinos Juniors 2 – Lanus 1 (Clausura, April 10, 2009) Argentinos went ahead after 10 minutes when Ignacio Canuto headed in from a corner. Lanus equalised a minute before halftime when Diego Lagos volleyed home from 15-yards. Gabriel Hauche scored the winner three minutes after the restart, firing his shot under Carlos Bossio after Carlos Quintana failed to clear.