Goals from Holland, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Israel & more

Heerenveen 1 – FC Twente 1 (Eredivisie, April 25, 2009) Steve McClaren’s side levelled in the 90th minute through Theo Janssen after substitute Paulo Henrique had given fifth-place Heerenveen the advantage.

Heracles 0 – PSV 2 (Eredivisie, April 25, 2009) PSV took the advantage Heracles midway through the first half, with the home defence nowhere to be found Balazs Dzsudzsak eventually put the visitors ahead from a counter-attack. Danny Koevermans sealed the win the a 75th minute tap-in after following up on a save from the keeper.

Roda 1 – Volendam 1 (Eredivisie, April 25, 2009) In the relegation six-pointer at the foot of the Dutch league, fourth-bottom Roda struck first against second-bottom Volendam as Boldizsar Bodor claimed a fine volley midway through the first half. Bodor’s joy was short-lived as the striker saw red five minutes before the break. Numbers were evened up two minutes after the restart when Yannick de Wit was dismissed for a second bookable offence, but the visitors nevertheless went away with a point thanks to substitute Melvin Platje’s 83rd minute equaliser.

NEC Nijmegen 2 – NAC Breda 3 (Eredivisie, April 25, 2009) NAC had lost their last four league games without scoring a goal but they bagged three through Kees Kwakman, Nourdin Boukhari and Anthony Lurling, the last coming deep into injury time after Lasse Schone’s double had brought NEC level.


Sporting Lisbon 2 – Amadora 1 (Superliga, April 25, 2009) Helder Postiga headed Sporting into the lead, but they were pegged back by one of the goals of the day as Marcelo Goianira crashed home a 30-yard stunner to bring Amadora level. Sporting ran out winners after Liedson grabbed a winner in the 55th minute.


Standard Liege 4 – KV Mechelen 1 (Jupiler League, April 25, 2009) Standard kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a convincing home win, Steven Defour (arrowed drive) opened before Milan Jovanovic netted a brace and Christian Benteke hit a fourth in a rampant first half. Mununga netted a consolation for Mechelen in the second half.

Germinal Beerschot 2 – Club Brugge 0 (Jupiler League, April 24, 2009) Ivan Leko was the hero for the hosts grabbing the opener after just five minutes, and sowing up the victory with an 88th minute penalty against third-placed Brugge.


Sivasspor 3 – Trabzonspor 0 (Super Lig, April 25, 2009) Sivasspor struck after just seven minutes of their top of the table clash with Trabzonspor, patient build-up eventually saw a left wing cross converted by Musa Aydin from close-range. After 20 minutes it was two, another Sivas attack tore through the visitors defence and Abdurrahman Dereli fire the ball over the line. The match was put to bed two minutes after the break, Hayrettin Yerlikaya joined the play of the left-hand side of the D before firing a low shot into the far corner.

Fenerbahce 1 – Ankaragucu 2 (Super Lig, April 25, 2009) Fener slumped to a shock home defeat that may have ended their title hopes, Leonardo Iglesias and Jaba (penalty) scoring for Ankaragucu before Deivid da Souza netted a consolation for the hosts.


Rubin Kazan 0 – Spartak Moscow 2 (Russian Premier League, April 25, 2009) Spartak turned around their recent poor form with a fine win at the reigning champions, Martin Stranzl headed in the opener early in the second half before Welliton chalked up another goal taking a ball over the top and lifting his shot over the onrushing keeper.

Dynamo Moscow 0 – Krylya Sovietov Samara 1 (Russian Premier League, April 25, 2009) The only goal of the match was scored by veteran Czech striker Jan Koller after 29 minutes as Samara stormed back to the top of the table.

Zenit St. Petersburg 4 – Khimki 2 (Russian Premier League, April 25, 2009) Fatih Tekke (2), Igor Semshov and Pavel Pogrebnyak scored the the 2008 UEFA Cup winners, while Ilia Maksimov and Alexander Antipenko did so for the guests.


Maccabi Haifa 2 – Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 1 (Ligat ha’Al, April 25, 2009) South African striker Thembinkosi Fanteni scored two goals for Haifa to send them back to the top of the table.

Beitar Jerusalem 2 – Ashdod SC 1 (Ligat ha’Al, April 25, 2009) Beitar fell behind on eleven minutes when Bulgarian Dimitar Makriev finished coolly after being played in by David Revivo. But the hosts turned the match at the start of the second half, Barak Itzhaki headed in a cross by David Amsalem, before Idan Tal took advantage of some indecision in the Ashdod defense and cracked a shot past keeper Dragan Stojkic.


Horsens 0 – FC Copenhagen 2 (SAS Ligaen, April 25, 2009) Englishman Adam Eckersley handed Copenhagen a fifth minute lead sticking the ball in his own net, Ailton Almeida adding a second before the interval.