Ajax win the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup)

Feyenoord 1 – Ajax 4 (KNVB Beker final, May 6, 2010) (Agg. 1-6) Ajax took a two-goal lead on the night and a four-goal lead overall with Luis Suarez scoring with a fine long range effort after four minutes and Siem De Jong claiming his third goal of the tie. Jon Dahl Tomasson pulled a goal back for the hosts but an emphatic victory was confirmed with De Jong and Suarez adding a goal each. (Trophy celebrations here.)


Roda 1 – Heracles 1 (Eredivisie Europa League play-off, May 6, 2010) The hosts had gone ahead against the run of play when Mads Junker struck in the 39th minute before Bas Dost got Heracles back on level terms.

FC Utrecht 3 – Groningen 1 (Eredivisie Europa League play-off, May 6, 2010) Ricky van Wolfswinkel opened the scoring after 22 minutes and Nana Asare added a second barely a minute later. Tim Matavz pulled one back five minutes before the break, but Andreas Granqvist put through his own net to deal Groningen a sucker punch in the last minute.


Rostov 1 – CSKA Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, May 6, 2010) CSKA failed to clear their lines from a corner midway through the second half, and Mersudin Ahmetovic capitalised with a near post header for Rostov.

Zenit St Petersburg 3 – Spartak Nalchik 1 (Russian Premier League, May 6, 2010) Goals from Vladimir Bystrov, Roman Shirokov (penalty) and Danny in the second half gave Zenit the win. Nikita Malyarov pulled one back late on.

Spartak Moscow 3 – Anji Makhachkala 0 (Russian Premier League, May 6, 2010) Welliton scored the first two goals for Spartak on 42 and 66, both comfortable finishes. Alex wrapped up the win with a controlled volley with three minutes to go.

Kazan 1 – Sibir Novosibirsk 0 (Russian Premier League, May 6, 2010) Champions Kazan joined CSKA on 17 points after Cristian Noboa’s 51st minute goal earned them a home win over Sibir.

Tomsk 2 – Terek 1 (Russian Premier League, May 6, 2010) Tomsk substitute Artem Dzjuba scored an 85th minute winner as his side beat Terek Grozny 2-1. Sergey Kornilenko’s 24th minute penalty opened the scoring before Shamil Asildarov equalised for Terek two minutes after the break.


Helsingborg 2 – Orebro 1 (Allsvenskan, May 6, 2010) Christopher Andersson opened the scoring with a fine free kick on 11 minutes and Helsingborg doubled the lead six minutes later through highly-rated young striker Rasmus Jonsson. Brazilian Paulinhu Guara pulled a goal back for Orebro.

IFK Gothenburg 4 – AIK 0 (Allsvenskan, May 6, 2010) A brace from Thomas Olsson and further goals from Robin Soder and Theodor Bjarnason sealed the win.

Trelleborg 2 – Mjallby 1 (Allsvenskan, May 6, 2010)


Start 2 – Lillestrom 3 (Tippeligaen, May 6, 2010) After Start went 2-up through Mathisen and Stokkelien inside the opening 20 minutes, Lillestrom turned the match on its head after the break with Arild Sundgot bagging a brace.

Molde 2 – Aalesund 1 (Tippeligaen, May 6, 2010) Daniel Berg Hestad’s penalty and Baye Djiby Fall’s second half header turned the match in Molde’s favour.


Houston Dynamo 0 – FC Dallas 1 (MLS, May 5, 2010) Ugo Ihemelu scored from a Dax McCarty free kick in the 79th minute at Houston as FC Dallas held on for its first victory of the season. FC Dallas defender Jair Benitez of Colombia was sent off in the 72 minute for elbowing Houston striker Luis Landin in the face.

Colorado Rapids 0 – LA Galaxy 1 (MLS, May 5, 2010) Alan Gordon headed home a Landon Donovan free kick in the 21st minute to led the LA Galaxy to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids.

New England Revolution 0 – Chivas USA 4 (MLS, May 5, 2010) Jesus Padilla scored in the 26th and 48th minutes, Justin Braun connected in the 33rd, and Blair Gavin sealed the win for Chivas in the 81st. The Revolution played with 10 men for most of the match after Serbian midfielder Marko Perovic was shown a red card in the 29th minute.


Internacional 2* – Banfield 0 (Copa Libertadores, May 6, 2010) (Agg. 3-3) Alecsandro tapped home the opener and Walter headed the second to lead the Brazilians through on away goals.

Libertad 2 – Once Caldas 1 (Copa Libertadores, May 6, 2010) (Agg. 2-1) Dayro Moreno gave Once Caldas the lead on 55 but a brace from Roberto Gamarra, the first a penalty, the second with one minute to go, sent Libertad to the quarter finals.

Univ. de Chile 2 – Alianza Lima 2 (Copa Libertadores, May 6, 2010) (Agg. 3-2) Lima took the lead through Jose Fernandez, Eduardo Vargas equalised for the home side. Fernandez looked to have won the tie with a goal from Fernandez but Felipe Seymour equalised on the night late on. Universidad face Flamengo in the quarter finals.