AZ win again in Holland; Porto pick up points at Naval; Goals from Turkey, Russia, Belgium, Poland, Greece & much more

AZ Alkmaar 2 – Willem II 1 (Eredivisie, August 29, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) AZ opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Brett Holman fired home. Midway through the first half Sergio Zijler equalised from close range but a minute later central defender Hector Moreno restored the lead with a deflected shot.

NEC 1 – VVV Venlo 1 (Eredivisie, August 29, 2009) VVV’s (Longer highlights here.) man of the moment Kiesuke Honda was at the heart of the visitors opener at NEC, the Japanese star teeing up Calabro at the back post to score.

Utrecht 2 – Sparta 0 (Eredivisie, August 29, 2009)


Associacao Naval 1 – Porto 3 (Superliga, August 29, 2009) Goals from Radamel Falcao, Varela and Ernesto Farias secured the points for the champions with a 75th minute Rolando own goal giving the home side false hope that a comeback could be mounted.

Pacos Ferreira 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 0 (Superliga, August 29, 2009)


Kayserispor 3 – Denizlispor 0 (Super Lig, August 29, 2009) Franco Dario Cangele scored a brace for the hosts including an unbelievable volley from a narrow angle to open the scoring.

Ankaragucu 2 – Istanbul Buyuksehir 2 (Super Lig, August 29, 2009) Darius Vassell found a late equaliser to earn Ankaragucu a point.

Eskisehirspor 2 – Antalyaspor 1 (Super Lig, August 29, 2009) After Zengin let rip with a 30-yarder after just two minutes for the visitors, goals from Yilmaz and Youla turned the match for Eskisehirspor.


Tomsk 0 – FC Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, August 29, 2009) Third-placed FC Moscow stayed in touch with the leaders picking up a point on the road.

Saturn 3 – Terek Grozny 0 (Russian Premier League, August 29, 2009)

Lokomotiv Moscow 4 – Kuban Krasnodar 1 (Russian Premier League, August 29, 2009) After falling 1-nil behind, goals from Dmitri Sychev, Peter Odemwingie and a Wagner doubled saw Lokomotiv run out comfortable winners.


Roeselare 1 – Charleroi 3 (Jupiler League, August 29, 2009)

KV Mechelen 0 – Sint-Truiden 2 (Jupiler League, August 29, 2009)

Lokeren 4 – Mouscron 1 (Jupiler League, August 29, 2009)

Kortrijk 1 – AA Gent 0 (Jupiler League, August 29, 2009)

Westerlo 1 – Zulte Waregem 2 (Jupiler League, August 28, 2009) Ernest Webnje Nfor struck an 89th minute winner to earn Zulte-Waregem victory. Rachid Farssi had earlier cancelled out Franck Berrier’s 51st-minute opener for the visitors.


Wisla Krakow 2 – Jagiellonia 1 (Ekstraklasa, August 29, 2009) Sought-after Wisla striker Pavel Brozek netting the hosts’ crucial send on the half hour.


Iraklis 2 – Aris 2 (Greek Super League, August 29, 2009) The big story of the match was a suspension of play early on after a fan ran onto the pitch and barked abuse nose-to-nose with the Aris goalie.

Panionios 1 – Ergotelis 1 (Greek Super League, August 29, 2009) Bennard Yao Kumordzi fired the hosts into the 24th minute, Diego Romano equalised following a Rory Delap-esque throw-in.


AIK Stockholm 1 – Trelleborg 0 (Allsvenskan, August 29, 2009) Dulee Johnson scored with a left-foot shot in the 64th minute to give AIK victory.


Luzern 3 – St. Gallen 1 (Swiss Super League, August 29, 2009) Although the hosts found themselves trailing to Mario Frick’s 29th minute effort, Hakan Yakin levelled matters two minutes before the interval. The dismissal of Ze Vitor then swung things in Lucerne’s favour as further goals from Cristian Florin Ianu (63) and Burim Kukeli (80) sealed the win.

Aarau 1 – FC Zurich 1 (Swiss Super League, August 29, 2009) Aarau took the lead through Aco Stojkov before Florian Stahel pulled Zurich level. Giuseppe Aquaro was dismissed after 58 minutes for Aarau but they battled hard for a share of the points.