AZ lose again as Twente & PSV win in Holland; Porto sink Sporting; Five-high Benfica; Standard Liege win; Zenit beat CSKA; Fener win on the road & more European goals

Utrecht 1 – AZ Alkmaar 0 (Eredivisie, September 26, 2009) Keller scored the winner with a header in the 14th minute from Nana Asare’s cross to consign AZ to their third straight league defeat.

FC Twente 2 – VVV Venlo 1 (Eredivisie, September 26, 2009) After Achmed Ahahaoui put Venlo in front with a third-minute goal, Bryan Ruiz leveled for Twente with a bicycle kick in the 15th. Eleven minutes later, Brazil defender Douglas made amends for a mistake that gifted Venlo its goal by scoring the winner from five yards.

PSV 3 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, September 26, 2009) Excellent strikes from Otman Bakkal and Ibrahim Afellay sandwiched an Arjan Swinkels’ own goal as the hosts raced into a 3-0 lead. PSV could not add to their tally in the second half and Willem II pulled one back through Frank Demouge four minutes from time.

RKC Waalwijk 4 – Roda 1 (Eredivisie, September 26, 2009)


Porto 1 – Sporting Lisbon 0 (Superliga, September 26, 2009) The winner came in the third minute from a diving header by Radamel Falcao.

Benfica 5 – Leixies 0 (Superliga, September 26, 2009) David Luiz scored the opener on the stroke of half-time and second-half efforts from Oscar Cardozo (penalty), Nascimento Ramires, Victorio Maxi Pereira and Cardozo again wrapped up a comprehensive victory. Leixoes also finished the match with nine men, Christian Pouga seeing red in the 28th minute and Miguel Nuno Silva following 10 minutes after half-time in the penalty incident.

Vitoria Setubal 0 – Pacos Ferreira 1 (Superliga, September 26, 2009) Pacos were winners over Vitoria Setubal thanks to Araujo Maykon’s early goal.

Maritimo 1 – Naval 2 (Superliga, September 26, 2009) Naval claimed their first victory of the campaign, a double from substitute Mehdi Kerrouche earning a 2-1 victory over Maritimo.

Rio Ave 0 – Academica 0 (Superliga, September 26, 2009)


Kortrijk 0 – Standard Liege 2 (Jupiler League, September 26, 2009) Wilfried Dalmat opened the scoring after 34 minutes and the man who replaced him on 89 minutes, Arnor Angeli, scored seconds later to seal the win.

Zulte-Waregem 3 – Gent 1 (Jupiler League, September 26, 2009) Chris Makiese opened the scoring on six minutes before Milos Maric equalised. Jeremy Taravel and Teddy Chevalier made it 3-1 after 35 minutes and Maric’s dismissal just before the interval ended the game as a contest.

Westerlo 2 – Sint-Truiden 0 (Jupiler League, September 26, 2009) Westerlo beat St Truidense 2-0 courtesy of a double from Aleksandr Iakovenko.

Lokeren 4 – Charleroi 1 (Jupiler League, September 26, 2009) Lokeren thrashed Charleroi with Dawid Janczyk scoring twice and Mario Carevic and a penalty from Hassan El Mouataz completing the rout. Maxime Brillault scored for the visitors.

Genk 1 – Roeselare 1 (Jupiler League, September 26, 2009) Torben Joneleit put the home side in front on eight minutes but Daniel Tozser was sent off two minutes from the end and Roeselare took full advantage, Damir Mirvic snatching an equaliser in the last minute.


Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – CSKA Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, September 26, 2009) PSG loanee Mateja Kezman fired Zenit into a lead on the stroke of halftime, converting a penalty against CSKA. A quality solo effort Vladimir Bystrov three minutes from time sealed the win for Zenit.

Dynamo Moscow 1 – Saturn 0 (Russian Premier League, September 26, 2009)

FK Moscow 3 – Khimki 0 (Russian Premier League, September 26, 2009)


Antalyaspor 1 – Fenerbahce 2 (Super Lig, September 26, 2009) Colin Kazim Richards put Fener in front after 11 minutes, but Tunisian Ali Zitouni balanced things ten minutes late. The match appeared to head for a draw until international forward Semih Senturk netted a winning goal for the visitors in the 90th minute.


Olympiakos 1 – Panionios 0 (Greek Super League, September 26, 2009) Zairi’s solitary strike gave Olympiakos the points.


Partizan Belgrade 2 – BSK Borca 1 (Superliga, September 26, 2009)