Braga held by Leixoes; Standard draw 2-all with Germinal; Fener sunk in Turkey; Olympiakos win to stay unbeaten; Goals from around Europe

Leixoes 1 – Braga 1 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) Leixoes had led from the 33rd minute when an own goal from Moises put them in front, however they were reduced to 10 men on the 50-minute mark when striker Braga was dismissed. Visitors Braga pushed for an equaliser and it arrived in the 88th minute when Alan netted.

Naval 1 – Pacos Ferreira 0 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) Naval won 1-0 at home against Pacos Ferreira with a goal from Diego Angelo.

Rio Ave 0 – Belenenses 0 (Superliga, December 5, 2009) The league’s two draw specialists Rio Ave and Belenenses not surprisingly played out a goalless stalemate. Both teams have drawn seven of their 12 league matches to date.


Standard Liege 2 – Germinal Beerschot 2 (Jupiler League, December 5, 2009) Germinal Beerschot missed the chance to close the gap on Anderlecht and Club Brugge as they were held 2-2 at Standard Liege.  The visitors led twice through Bart Goor (39) and Tosin Dosunmu (62) but were pegged back by goals from Milan Jovanovic (57) and Igor De Camargo (82).

Kortrijk 1- Zulte-Waregem 0 (Jupiler League, December 5, 2009) Kortrijk beat Zulte-Waregem 1-0 thanks to a 75th-minute goal from Leon Benko.


Eskisehirspor 2 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, December 5, 2009) Fenerbahce had the chance to open up a three-point lead at the top of the standings but Adem Sari fired a double for Eskisehirspor and Fenerbahce’s only reply was a stoppage-time strike from Diego Lugano as they remained level with Besiktas.

Kasimpasa 2 – Sivasspor 2 (Super Lig, December 5, 2009) Erman Kilic’s first-half penalty cancelled out Cenk Isler’s opener before a Baris Basdas own goal levelled Gokhan Gulec’s strike. Both sides ended the contest with 10 men with Yekta Kurtulus dismissed for Kasimpasa and Ibrahim Dagasan seeing red for the visitors.


Xanthi 0 – Olympiakos 1 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) Leonardo scored the only goal of the game in the 31st minute as the visitors maintained their unbeaten record this season.

PAOK 1 – Larissa 0 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) PAOK were 1-0 winners against Larissa, Vladimir Ivic netting a penalty in the fourth minute, while both sides finished with 10 men.

Levadiakos 0 – Aris 2 (Greek Super League, December 5, 2009) Javier Campora and Mehdi Nafti scored as Aris beat Levadiakos 2-0.


Chernomorets Odessa 0 – Dynamo Kiev 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, December 5, 2009) An 88th minute goal from Ayila Yussuf, bundling a cross at the back-post, earned Kiev all three points.


Grasshoppers 1 – FC Zurich 0 (Swiss Super League, December 5, 2009)


Beitar Jerusalem 3 – Hapoel Raanana 1 (Ligat ha’Al, December 5, 2009)