Goals from Europe: Twente up to third in the Eredivisie; Fener win in Turkey; Anderlecht & Liege win in Belgium

Groningen 1 – FC Twente 4 (Eredivisie, December 14, 2008) Steve McClaren’s men went ahead through goals from Marko Arnautovic and Eljero Elia before Goran Lovre reduced the deficit on the stroke of half-time. But further goals from Ronnie Stam after 68 minutes and Blaise Nkufo in the dying seconds ensured a fourth consecutive win for the visitors who are closing in on the top two in Holland.

Heerenveen 2 – De Graafschap 0 (Eredivisie, December 13, 2008) Roy Beerens raced clear after 13 minutes to give the hosts the lead and Beerens netted a second with a fine shot into the far corner ten minutes later.

Feyenoord 0 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, December 13, 2008) After a goalless 45 (first half highlights here), Dutch leaders AZ Alkmaar opened up a 3-point lead on Ajax thanks to Ari’s second half strike. (Second half highlights here.)

Den Haag 1 – Roda 1 (Eredivisie, December 13, 2008) Karim Soltani put the hosts ahead after 35 minutes but they were pegged back before the break by Marcel Meeuwis.

Willem II 1 – NEC 2 (Eredivisie, December 13, 2008) Jhonny van Beukering had given the visitors the lead in the first half and Rachid Bouaouzan doubled the advantage after the break before Rens van Eijden pulled a goal back for the home side.

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Fenerbahce 2 – Antalyaspor 0 (Superlig, December 14, 2008) Daniel Guiza and Diego Lugano scored in each half for Fener.

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Sporting Lisbon 3 – Maritimo 0 (Portuguese League Cup, December 14, 2008) Sporting strolled to victory with goals from Yannick, Liedson and Romagnoli.

Vitoria Setubal 0 – Vitoria Guimaraes 1 (Taca de Portugal, December 14, 2008) Meireles’ header settled the tie.

Pacos Ferreira 4 – Vizela 1 (Taca de Portugal, December 14, 2008)

Trofense 2 – Nacional 4 (Taca de Portugal, December 14, 2008)

Valdevez 3 – Santa Clara 1 (Taca de Portugal, December 14, 2008)

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Young Boys 3 – Bellinzona 0 (Swiss Super League, December 14, 2008)

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Club Brugge 1 – Standard Liege 4 (Jupiler League, December 14, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Steven Defour put Standard ahead and De Camargo doubled the advantage five minutes later. Jovanovic added a third just before the break, and things went from bad to worsew for Brugge when Stijnen received a red card in the 76th minute. Mbokani added the fourth minutes later, while Clement got an 83rd minute consolation.

Roeselare 0 – Anderlecht 3 (Jupiler League, December 14, 2008) Anderlecht’s second half show kept them top of the table, Legear opened just after the hour, Pokan made it two in the 81st, and the third came from Bart Goor a minute from time.

AA Gent 1 – Kortrijk 1 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008) Both goals arrived in the opening fifteen minutes, Kouyate’s opener was cancelled out by Gonzales.

Westerlo 1 – Cercle Bruges 2 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008)

Tubize 2 – Mons-Bergen 1 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008)

Dender 1 – Lokeren 1 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008)

Racing Genk 1 – Charleroi 0 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008)

Zulte-Waregem 2 – Mouscron 1 (Jupiler League, December 13, 2008)

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Panathinaikos 3 – Panserraikos 0 (Greek Super League, December 14, 2008) Dimitris Salpingidis, Cleyton and Ante Rukavina scored for Pana.

Aris 1 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, December 14, 2008) Calvo’s first half opener for Aris was cancelled out by Edinho’s brilliant header 20 minutes from time.

PAOK 1 – Xanthi 0 (Greek Super League, December 13, 2008) PAOK moved to within four points of leaders Olympiakos, the only goal of the match was scored by Bakayoko in the 62nd minute.

Asteras 1 – Iraklis 2 (Greek Super League, December 13, 2008)


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