Galatasaray move clear in Turkey but Bursaspor stay in the running; Reigning champs AIK held by Mjallby; IFK get off to flyer; Rosenborg win at Molde; Shakhtar victory

Galatasaray 3 – Ankaragucu 0 (Super Lig, March 14, 2010) Jo fired the home side in front in just the fourth minute and Kader Keita then extended the lead in the 37th minute with his fourth goal of the season to put the hosts firmly in control. The visitors had some chances in the second half, but they never broke through before Milan Baros could make it 3-0 just before the final whistle.

Antalyaspor 3 – Sivasspor 0 (Super Lig, March 14, 2010) Sivasspor were their own worst enemies at Antalyaspor gifting the visitors their opener and last goals scored by Necati Ates and Serge Djiehoua, while Veysel Cihan got the second.

Bursaspor 2 – Manisaspor 0 (Super Lig, March 14, 2010) Bursaspor’s unlikely title challenge stayed on course with a comfortable victory over Manisaspor, Dimitar Ivankov opened with a penalty on the stroke of halftime and Omer Erdogan’s last minute header sealed the three points.

Kayserispor 1 – Eskisehirspor 2 (Super Lig, March 14, 2010)

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AIK Stockholm 0 – Mjallby 0 (Allsvenskan, March 14, 2010) Swedish champions AIK failed to impress in their first match of the 2010 season, being held to a goalless draw by Mjallby.

Kalmar 0 – IFK Gothenburg 3 (Allsvenskan, March 13, 2010) Tobias Hysen scored twice for the visitors and Icelandic defender Hjalmar Jonsson finished it off with a third in the 65th minute.

Helsingborg 1 – Brommapojkarna 0 (Allsvenskan, March 14, 2010) Brommapojkarna came unstuck in Helsingborg despite stout resistance following a hilarious sending off for their goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Hacken 2 – Djurgarden 1 (Allsvenskan, March 14, 2010)

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Molde 1 – Rosenborg 2 (Tippeligaen, March 14, 2010) Molde conceded two scrappy goals which rendered Bjorn Runstrom’s debut-opener largely pointless. The 2-1 win puts RBK firmly in the driving-seat, but with 29 games yet to play a number of things could still go wrong for the reigning champions.

Start 2 – Sandefjord 0 (Tippeligaen, March 14, 2010) Start also picked up a comfortable three points against a Sandefjord-side that never really looked capable of troubling the hosts.

Aalesund 3 – Lillestrom 0 (Tippeligaen, March 14, 2010)

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Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – Metalist Kharkiv 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, March 14, 2010) Goals in each half from Lewandowski and Costa earned Shakhtar the points.

Zakarpattya 2 – Zarya 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, March 14, 2010)

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Young Boys 1 – Sion 0 (Swiss Super League, March 14, 2010) Four minutes after coming off the bench, Mauro Lustrinelli struck a 79th minute winner as Young Boys claimed a 1-0 win over FC Sion.


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