CSKA and Lokomotiv draw Moscow derby; Reigning champs Rubin go top; Braga keep on pressure on Benfica; Galatasaray win; Midtjylland edge Copenhagen in 5-goal thriller

CSKA Moscow 1 – Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (Russia Premier League, April 17, 2010) Early Russian pacesetters CSKA struck after just seven minutes against city-rivals Lokomotiv Moscow as Guilherme scored a brilliant solo effort by controlling a pass on the edge of the box and curling a left-footed beauty into the top corner. Lokomotiv equalised a minute from time as Oleg Kuzmin earned the visitors a share of the spoils.

Tomsk 0 – Zenit St. Petersburg 0 (Russia Premier League, April 17, 2010) For the first time this season Zenit failed to score in a match as the St. Petersburg moved into temporary second place having yet to be beaten this year.

Amkar Perm 0 – Rubin Kazan 1 (Russia Premier League, April 17, 2010) A solitary strike from new signing Bebars Natcho earned Kazan the points and top spot in the league.

Alania Vladikavkaz 2 – Sibir Novosibirsk 1 (Russia Premier League, April 17, 2010) Sibir suffered a fifth defeat in their opening six matches as they lost away to Alania with Aleksander Marenich scoring an 88th minute winner.


Braga 3 – Leixoes 1 (Liga Sagres, April 17, 2010) Alan’s brace and a late strike from Moises lead Braga to victory. Christian Pouga scored a consolation for Leixoes who remain in the relegation zone, four points shy of safety.

Pacos Ferreira 1 – Naval 3 (Liga Sagres, April 17, 2010) Fabio Santos (20) and Joao Real (38) put Naval in control, and although Real then put the ball in his own net (67), the visitors benefitted from another own goal from Kelly Berville (70) to seal victory.


Manisaspor 1 – Galatasaray 2 (Super Lig, April 17, 2010) A terrific drive from Kader Kieta in the first half and a neat flick from Milan Baros after the break put Gala firmly in control. A fantastic headed own goal from Memet Topal in the 74th minute gave Manisaspor hope but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 – Genclerbirligi 3 (Super Lig, April 17, 2010) Istanbul Buyuksehir’s European aspirations were dented by a 3-1 defeat at home to Genclerbirligi. The capital club were ahead after a 10th-minute Orhan Sam own goal, but Mustafa Pektemek equalised before the break. The visitors then scored twice in the last 10 minutes through Labinot Harbuzi (80) and Pektemek (89) to claim the win.


Hapoel Tel Aviv 1 – Bnei Yehuda 0 (Ligat ha’Al playoffs, April 17, 2010) Hapoel Tel Aviv showed character in defeating Bnei Yehuda, given that midfielder Zurab Menteshashvili was red-carded in the 30th minute. Dutch forward Daniel de Ridder took a delightful pass from Itay Shechter to give Hapoel the victory.


FC Midtjylland 3 – FC Copenhagen 2 (SAS Ligaen, April 17, 2010) Jonas Borring’s 93rd minute winner, and second of the game, lead Midtjylland to a brilliant victory after Copenhagen thought they had earned a point with Dame N’Doye netting a brace.


Honefoss 0 – Viking 1 (Tippligaen, April 17, 2010) Patrick Ingelesten scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot two minutes into the second half.


Sibenik 0 – Hajduk Split 1 (1. HNL, April 17, 2010) Hajduk Split won 1-0 at NK Sibenik courtesy of Senijad Ibricic to move into second on the table.