Porto hammer five past Sporting in the cup; Kwakman rescues point for NAC against AZ as VVV win; PAOK battered in the Greek cup

Porto 5 – Sporting Lisbon 2 (Taca de Portugal, February 2, 2010) Porto broke the deadlock after 18 minutes against Sporting when Rolando bundled home a corner. But the visitors rallied with a absolute stunner from Marat Izmailov who whacked a 30-yard rocket into the top corner. Porto got their noses back in front when Colombian forward Radamel Falcao found the net from outside the box, and Falcao opened up a 2-goal cushion for Porto at the break as the forward guided home a classy header in the 42nd minute. Sporting fell to pieces after the break as Silvestre Varela and Lucho Gonzalez cashed in on a fourth a fifth. Leidson netted a late consolation for Sporting.

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NAC Breda 1 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, February 2, 2010) Defender Niklas Moisander’s 75th goal had put AZ in front but Advocaat’s side were pegged back in the 90th minute when Kees Kwakman equalised.

VVV Venlo 3 – Heerenveen 1 (Eredivisie, February 2, 2010) VVV scored three times in five first half minutes to seize control of the match as Ferry de Regt, Gonzalo Garcia and Sandro Calabro all found the target. Heerenveen gave themselves a lifeline though before the break as serial goalscorer Gerald Sibon pulled a goal back from the spot.

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PAS Giannina 4 – PAOK 0 (Greek Cup, February 2, 2010) Patrick Dimbala grabbed a brace for the home side, Giorgos Koussas and an og from Sznaucner were the other names on the scoresheet.


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