PSV 2 – NAC 2 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Carlos Salcido fired PSV into the lead, but Loran equalised on the stroke of halftime. NAC then took the lead through Kolkka in the 75th minute but PSV quickly went on the attack the level through Afellay minutes later. (Kolkka & Afellay’s goals here.)
AZ Alkmaar 2 – De Graafschap 0 (Eredivisie, January 24, 2009) Ari put the league leaders in front on 11 minutes and Sebastien Pocognoli added the second on 45 minutes to make it eight wins on the trot for AZ.
Helmond Sport 1 – Veendam 3 (Jupiler League, January 23, 2009)
Den Bosch 3 – FC Omniworld 1 (Jupiler League, January 23, 2009)
Emmen 1 – FC Eindhoven 4 (Jupiler League, January 23, 2009)
RBC Roosendaal 0 – Go Ahead Eagles 1 (Jupiler League, January 23, 2009)
Braga 0 – Porto 2 (Superliga, January 24, 2009) Cristian Rodriguez put Porto in front with a volley following a goalmouth scramble after 20 minutes. Lisandro Lopez doubled the lead when he collected a long pass by Hulk and finished calmly in the 31st.
Nacional 1 – Sporting Lisbon 1 (Superliga, January 24, 2009) Nene broke the deadlock with the goal of the day for Nacional, hitting a first time lob over Rui Patricio from 25-yards out. Simon Vukcevic tapped in a cross the level on the halftime whistle.
Amadora 2 – Rio Ave 0 (Superliga, January 24, 2009) Amadora gained a comfortable victory over last-place Rio Ave courtesy of goals by Silvestre Varela and Rui Varela in the 44th and 85th.
Vitoria Setubal 0 – Associacao Naval 1 (Superliga, January 24, 2009)
Trofense 1 – Pacos Ferreira 3 (Superliga, January 24, 2009) Pacos climbed above Trofense by beating their fellow strugglers for their first away win of the season. Trofense took a sixth-minute lead through Nuno Silva, only for Aderito de Carvalho to equalise in the 22nd. Trofense’s Mercio was sent off eight minutes later, with Antonielton Ferreira and Cristiano Moraes taking advantage to add Pacos’ goals in the 69th and 86th.
Sivasspor 2 – Galatasaray 0 (Super Lig, January 24, 2009) The match turned on Umit Karan’s controversial sending off on the stroke of halftime. Sivasspor made their numerical advantage count after the break with goals from Dereli and Badur.
Olympiakos 2 – OFI Crete 1 (Greek Super League, January 24, 2009) Diogo gave Olympiakos the lead, while Zdravco Popovic equalised for OFI. Luciano Galletti came off the bench to score the winner for Olympiakos, who extended their lead at the top of the table.
Ergotelis 1 – Panathinaikos 0 (Greek Super League, January 24, 2009) It was a terrible day for Pana who saw star-striker Ante Rukavina sent off for hitting an opponent before conceding a terrific Diego Romano strike in the 55th to lose ground on Olympiakos in the title race.
Maccabi Haifa 2 – Bnei Sachnin 1 (Ligat ha’Al, January 24, 2009) Thembinkosi Fanteni put Haifa ahead, only for Ahmad Kassoum to level for the visitors. But Yaniv Katan’s dramatic last-gasp winners gave league leaders Haifa a crucial three points.
Red Bull Salzburg 2 – Partizan Belgrade 4 (Friendly, January 24, 2009) New Manchester United signing Adem Ljajic broke the deadlock, only for Marc Janko to equalise with a scrappy goal. Opdam put the Austrians ahead from the spot, but Partizan responded in kind with Fejsa’s penalty. Diarra then gave the Serbs the lead to end a breathless first half and Washington added a fourth a minute from time.