Academica 0 – Benfica 2 (Superliga, November 23, 2008) Amorim opened the scoring on 31 minutes and Oscar Cardozo extended the away side’s lead shortly after the interval.
Nacional 1 – Trofense 0 (Superliga, November 23, 2008)
Vitoria Guimaraes 0 – Pacos Ferreira 0 (Superliga, November 23, 2008)
AZ Alkmaar 2 – Ajax 0 (Eredivisie, November 23, 2008) AZ moved ahead when Demy de Zeeuw converted from the spot. In the second half the snow began tumbling down, but it didn’t stop AZ extending their lead with a fancy flick from in-form Ari.
Feyenoord 3 – Ado Den Haag 1 (Eredivisie, November 23, 2008) Feyenoord keeper Henk Timmer was guilty of a terrible fumble that gifted Den Haag’s Richard Knopper a simple tap in for the opener. But the hosts fought back to take the advantage at the break, Roy Makaay levelled before Leroy Fer gave Feyenoord the lead. (First half highlights here.)
FC Twente 6 – Heerenveen 0 (Eredivisie, November 23, 2008) Blaise N’Kufo opened the scoring on 23 minutes and Kenneth Perez doubled the lead 10 minutes before half-time. N’Kufo and Perez (wonderful free-kick) scored again before the interval and Marko Arnautovic added a fifth goal two minutes after the break. On 72 minutes, N’Kufo completed his hat-trick before Heerenveen’s Mika Vayrynen was sent off for a second bookable offence in injury-time.
Willem II 3 – Groningen 0 (Eredivisie, November 23, 2008) Under a complete blanket of snow, Willem opened their account through Mehmet Akgun and a double from Frank Demouge (first and second) completed the scoring before half-time.
Standard Liege 3 – Mouscron 1 (Jupiler League, November 22, 2008) De Camargo scored twice for Standard, and the remaining goal came from Jovanovic. Oussalah scored Mouscron’s only goal.
Anderlecht 2 – Westerlo 0 (Jupiler League, November 22, 2008) Anderlecht keep hold of third place in Belgium, the Brussels outfit beating Westerlo with goals from Boussoufa and Biglia.
Besiktas 2 – Eskisehirspor 0 (Superlig, November 23, 2008) Goals from Sivok and Nobre gave Besiktas the points.
Sturm Graz 2 – Rapid Vienna 2 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, November 22, 2008) Graz seemed to be cruising when Muratovic and Holzl put thje hosts 2-up. But a late double by Hoffer gave Rapid a point.
Slaven Belupo 1 – Hajduk Split 2 (1. HNL, November 22, 2008) Caval put the hosts ahead, but a late brace from Oremus gave Hajduk the win.
NK Rijeka 2 – Croatia Sesvete 1 (1. HNL, November 22, 2008) A crazy game saw four players sent off as well as a grandstand finish from the hosts. After Cagalj was sent off after just 6 minutes Saban fired the visitors into a 48th minute lead. Sesvete then saw Landeka (66), Cizmek (67) and Rados (90) all take an early bath, joined by Sharbini (90) as Ceric scored two goals in injury time to turn the match on its head.
Partizan Belgrade 5 – OFK Beograd 1 (Super Liga, November 22, 2008) Diarra scored a hat-trick for Partizan.