Spartak Moscow 5 – Amkar 1 (Russian Premier League, May 23, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Spartak too the lead with a fabulous goal from back to front that was finished by a Weliton header. Alex claimed the second minutes after the break, before Nikita Bazhenov coolly tucked in number three. Spartak scored a brilliant fourth, stringing together over 20 consecutive passes before Alex produced a delightful chip over the keeper from the edge of the box. Weliton netted a late brace, Ivan Starkov chalking up a consolation for Amkar.
Rubin Kazan 2 – Lokomotiv Moscow 0 (Russian Premier League, May 23, 2009) Sergei Semak hit a powerful improvised shot inside eight minutes to put Rubin in the lead. A goal at the start of the second half from Gokdeniz Karadeniz after poor defending from the Lokomotiv defence wrapped up the points.
Benfica 3 – Belenenses 1 (Superliga, May 23, 2009) Belenenses ended an 11-year stay in the top flight, despite getting off to a superb start when Silas gave them a third minute lead at the Estadio da Luz. The home side fought back to level after 20 minutes thanks to Oscar Cardozo’s 17th goal of the campaign. Fellipe Bastos put the Eagles in front in the 63rd minute and Pedro Mantorras wrapped up the win in the final minute.
Vitoria Guimaraes 3 – Academica Coimbra 2 (Superliga, May 23, 2009) Carlos Saleiro fired a long shot on the angle to put the visitors in the lead, before Vitoria hit back with three goals. An Orlando own-goal was was followed by a Roberto brace (first and second), Carlos Saleiro completing a late brace for Academica.
Rio Ave 2 – Amadora 1 (Superliga, May 23, 2009)
Partizan Belgrade 2 – Napredak 1 (Serbian Super League, May 23, 2009)