European Round-up: Honda scores again for VVV; Anderlecht win again in Belgium; Braga shock Sporting; Goals from Russia, Turkey, Greece & more

VVV Venlo 2 – FC Groningen 2 (Eredivisie, August 22, 2009) Keisuke Honda put Venlo ahead inside five minutes with a terrific free-kick, only for Nicklas Pedersen (14) and Andreas Granqvist (15) to turn the tie on its head. The visitors were only in front for five minutes though, as Sandro Calabro restored parity on 20 minutes.

Vitesse 1 – Den Haag 3 (Eredivisie, August 22, 2009) Bogdan Milic fired Den Haag in front after 18 minutes and Csaba Horvath doubled their advantage three minutes before the interval. Karim Soltani then notched a third on 63 minutes before Civard Sprockel grabbed a consolation for Vitesse in the dying seconds.

Willem II 0 – Heracles 1 (Eredivisie, August 22, 2009) Bas Dost notched the only goal of the game on 66 minutes, condemning the hosts to a third consecutive defeat.


Zulte-Waregem 0 – Anderlecht 2 (Jupiler League, August 22, 2009) Mbark Boussoufa’s 43rd minute goal and Romelu Lukaku’s strike two minutes from the end ensured that Anderlecht stay clear on top of the Belgium league.


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Sporting Lisbon 1 – Braga 2 (Superliga, August 22, 2009)


Krylya Sovietov 2 – Rostov 2 (Russian Premier League, August 22, 2009) Jan Koller put Krylya ahead three minutes into the second half, only for Dmitri Akimov to equalised four minutes later. Oleg Ivanov restored the home side’s lead in the 55th minute but Mersudin Ahmetovic earned a point for Rostov 10 minutes from the end.

FC Moscow 3 – Saturn 1 (Russian Premier League, August 22, 2009) Martin Jakubko opened the scoring after just two minutes and Igor Strelkov added a second in the 75th minute before Benoit Angbwa pulled a goal back for the visitors two minutes from the end. Alexander Samedov netted in stoppage-time to make sure of the win for the home side.

CSKA Moscow 2 – Khimki 1 (Russian Premier League, August 22, 2009) Tomas Necid put the Muscovites ahead in the 14th minute and Milos Krasic doubled their lead eight minutes later. The visitors, with just two wins all season, pulled a goal back through Alexsandr Antipenko.


Bursaspor 1 – Ankaragucu 0 (Super Lig, August 22, 2009) Bursaspor moved up to third, Omer Erdogan scored the only goal in the 25th minute.

Genclerbirligi 0 – Besiktas 0 (Super Lig, August 22, 2009)


Molde 3 – Aalesund 1 (Tippeligaen, August 22, 2009) Pape Diouf’s first half brace sent Molde on their way and Mattias Mostrom sealed matters ten minutes from time, immediately restoring the two-goal cushion after substitute Khari Stephenson had pulled one back.


Ergotelis 0 – Panathinaikos 3 (Greek Super League, August 22, 2009) Pana’s ex-Premier League contingent did the damage. Djibril Cisse got the visitors’ noses in front before ex-Red Sebastien Leto fired home number two. Leto sealed the win with his second of the match.

Aris Saloniki 1 – Atromitos 0 (Greek Super League, August 22, 2009) Cristian Nasuti’s header proved enough for Aris.

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