Porto held as Sporting edge Nacional in 5-goal thriller; PSV advance in cup; Goals from Belgium, Greece & Turkey

Porto 1 – Pacos Ferreira 1 (Superliga, January 16, 2010) Radamel Falcao’s goal in the 86th minute saw the defending champion earn a point after Maykon picked his spot to put the visitors ahead three minutes earlier.

Sporting Lisbon 3 – Nacional 2 (Superliga, January 16, 2010) Sporting extended its season-best run to four straight wins in all competitions despite Ruben Micael’s 24th minute score putting the visitors ahead. Miguel Veloso started the rally one minute later then Liedson put the host ahead with his left foot in the 60th. The Portugal striker added a second in the 72nd after meeting Veloso’s cross inside the area.  Nacional scored through Edgar in the 82nd but Sporting held on to move three points clear of Nacional.

Vitoria Guimaraes 2 – Vitoria Setubal 2 (Superliga, January 16, 2010)


Heerenveen 1 – PSV 3 (KNVB Beker, January 16, 2010) Hungarian Balazs Dzsudzsak opened the scoring after the Heerenveen defence failed to clear the ball in the 26th minute. Ibrahim Afellay then set up Danko Lazovic for the second goal midway through the second half. A superb lob from Gerald Sibon pulled one back for Heerenveen but in injury time Nordin Amrabat restored the two-goal lead for PSV.


Gent 2 – Kortrijk 2 (Jupiler League, January 15, 2010) The hosts went ahead after 21 minutes through Elimane Coulibaly, but the dismissal of Zlatan Ljubijankic eight minutes later put Gent at a disadvantage. Kortrijk took full advantage with Laurent Ciman levelling the scores in the 37th minute before Ebrahim Savaneh scored what looked to be the winner 11 minutes from time. But Randell Azofeifa had the final say, ensuring a draw for Gent with his stoppage-time strike.


Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 – Besiktas 0 (Turkish Cup, January 16, 2010)


PAOK 1 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, January 16, 2010) Substitute Vassilis Koutsianikoulis gave 10-man PAOK a 1-0 win over Asteras.

Iraklis 1 – AEK Athens 1 (Greek Super League, January 16, 2010) Rafik Djebbour was the hero and villain for AEK, drawing the visitors level with a fine curling effort before blazing a spot-kick over the bar.

Xanthi 1 – Ergotelis 0 (Greek Super League, January 16, 2010)