Costa cracker keeps Shakhtar ahead of Kiev; Fener stay top in Turkey; Gent hit six

Tavriya Symferopol 2 – Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Ukrainian Premier League, May 9, 2010) Shakhtar dodged a bullet narrowly escaping Tavriya with a late 3-2 victory after falling 2-nil down, Douglas Costa was the league leaders hero with a stunning 25-yard lob that arched into the top corner nine minutes from time.

Dynamo Kiev 3 – Metalurg 0 (Ukrainian Premier League, May 9, 2010) Artem Milevskyi continued his hoot-streak opening for Kiev after 11 minutes and Milevskyi doubled the lead just after the half hour with number two. Sergei Krivtsov’s own goal from a 60th minute corner wrapped up the points for second-placed Dynamo.

Kryvbas Krivyi Rig 3 – Zakarpattia 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, May 9, 2010)


Ankaragucu 0 – Fenerbahce 3 (Super Lig, May 9, 2010) Mehmet Topuz gave Fener a first half lead which Daniel Guiza doubled minutes after the restart. Cristian Baroni sealed the win with a cracking strike from 30-yards.

Kayserispor 1 – Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 (Super Lig, May 9, 2010)

Eskisehirspor 1 – Sivasspor 1 (Super Lig, May 9, 2010)


Gent 6 – Club Brugge 2 (Jupiler League play-offs, May 8, 2010) The game was effectively over at halftime with Gent leading 3-0 courtesy of goals scored by Randall Azofeifa, Mbaye Leye and a superb effort from Yassine El Ghanassy. Gent went 4-up straight after the break when Christophe Lepoint finished off the first Gent move of the second half with a looping header. Brugge came back to 4-1 but an unstoppable Gent scored again in the 82nd minute to make it 5-1. Kouhema for Brugge and Thijs for Gent then added further efforts to complete the scored. It is the first time in 55 years that AA Gent have finished second in Belgium and their first chance to play in the Champions League.

Anderlecht 2 – Sint-Truiden 1 (Jupiler League play-offs, May 8, 2010) A Jelle Van Damme header and close range finish from Matias Suarez earned champions Anderlecht a final day victory.

Zulte-Waregem 1 – Kortrijk 2 (Jupiler League play-offs, May 8, 2010)