Heerenveen 2* – FC Twente 2 (Pens. 5-4) (KNVB Beker final, May 17, 2009) Twente twice came from behind, Eljero Elia cancelling out Goran Popov’s opener in normal time before Bonaventure Kalou restored Heerenveen’s lead only for Youssouf Hersi to score in the 117th minute. The match went to penalties, Hersi went from hero to villian blazing his effort over the bar and Gerald Sibon converted the winning penalty to win the cup.
Brief highlights of Saturday’s two Eredivise UEFA Cup playoffs – NAC beating Feyenoord 3-2 at home and Utrecht drawing 3-all with Groningen – can be seen here.
Braga 1 – Benfica 3 (Superliga, May 17, 2009) Benfica were 2-up by the 13th minute after goals from Oscar Cardozo and Angel di Maria. Jonathan Urretaviscaya, an 11th-minute substitute, wrapped up the win two minutes into the second half. Hassan Yebda was sent off for Benfica in the 67th minute, only 11 minutes after coming off the bench and Braga managed a consolation through Luis Aguiar’s 90th minute penalty.
CSKA Moscow 2 – Zenit St. Petersburg 1 (Russian Premier League, May 17, 2009) Zenit only had themselves to blame for falling behind at CSKA, Zhirkov was allowed to turn in between two defenders before picking out Ouwo Moussa Maazou in the box. Igor Semshov equalised early in the second half with a tidy finish after a superb team goal from Zenit. Vagner Love netted the winner from the spot late on.
Tomsk 1 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, May 17, 2009) Both goals arrived in seven first minutes, Aleksandr Kharitonov put Tomsk in front before Artem Dzyuba drew Spartak level with a header just after the half hour.
Rostov 1 – Spartak Nalchik 1 (Russian Premier League, May 16, 2009) Branimir Petrovic rescued a point for Rostov with a 90th minute leveller to cancel out Leandro’s opener.
Ankaragucu 1 – Besiktas 3 (Super Lig, May 17, 2009) Besiktas stormed back to the top of the table with a brace from Bobo and a 23rd minute Fabian Ernst goal.
Galatasaray 2 – Genclerbirligi 1 (Super Lig, May 17, 2009) Galatasaray are a further four points off the top after a home win over Genclerbirligi, with Harry Kewell opening the scoring for the Istanbul giants. Baris Ozbek made it 2-0nil to the home side after a Kewell cross found him at the back post just four minutes later before Carlos Kahe got one back for Genclerbirligi.
Trabzonspor 1 – Bursaspor 0 (Super Lig, May 17, 2009) Gokhan Unal grabbed the only goal as Trab hold third.
Antalyaspor 1 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, May 17, 2009)
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2 – Bnei Yehuda 1 (Ligat ha’Al, May 16, 2009) After a shot cannoned back off the post, Maor Buzaglo was on hand to fire home the opener for Maccabi after 14 minutes. Bnei Yehuda equalised 11 minutes before the break when slack home defending allowed Pedro Galvan to steal in and convert Oz Rali’s cross. Maccabi won the match at the death, Dan Roman striking a beautiful 25-yarder into the top corner to claim the points.
FC Zurich 1 – Basel 3 (Swiss Super League, May, 17, 2009) Basel took a 37th minute lead when Marcos Gelabert connected with a free-kick from the left wing. Zurich tied the game within five minutes, Dusan Djuric’s heading home from close range. Basel regained the lead through Marco Streller in the 71st minute, and Eren Derdiyok netted with a powerful shot in stoppage time.
Aarau 0 – Young Boys 1 (Swiss Super League, May, 16, 2009) Seydou Doumbia pounced for the only goal of the game after 50 minutes, before Young Boys had David Degen sent off in the closing stages.
All the goals from the Croatian league on Sunday can be seen here.
Hajduk Split 2 – HNK Sibenik 0 (1. HNL, May 17, 2009)
Ried 3 – Rapid Vienna 0 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, May 17, 2009) Ried went ahead after 35 minutes through Ignacio RodrÃguez’s close-range effort, before the Spaniard added his 13th of the campaign with a back-heel two minutes later. Hamdi Salihi rounded off the scoring by heading in Stefan Lexa’s cross just before halftime.
Hammarby 1 – Malmo 0 (Allsvenskan, May 17, 2009) Struggling Hammarby grabbed an important victory at home to Malmo thanks to Charlie Davies’ 57th minute goal.
IFK Gothenburg 2 – Kalmar 1 (Allsvenskan, May 17, 2009) Former Sunderland winger Tobias Hysen scored both goals for the home side with Abiola Dauda grabbing Kalmar’s sole reply.
FC Copenhagen 4 – Brondby 0 (SAS Ligaen, May 17, 2009) Jesper Gronkjaer put the home side ahead after three minutes and two goals from Ailton put the result beyond doubt before Oscar Wendt added a fourth with 16 minutes to go.
Randers 1 – Aarhus 1 (SAS Ligaen, May 17, 2009) A last-minute goal from Luton Shelton denied struggling AC Horsens a vital win against AaB.
Esbjerg 1 – Midtjylland 0 (SAS Ligaen, May 17, 2009) Jesper Lange scored the only goal as Esbjerg beat FC Midtjylland.