PSV go top in Holland as Twente win & AZ lose; Wins for Porto & Gala; High-flying Sint-Truiden sink Anderlecht as Standard win again; Goals from Russia, Greece & more

PSV 3 – Roda 0 (Eredivisie, September 12, 2009) Balazs Dzsudzsak scored from close range after just six minutes and Stanislav Manolev increased the lead early in the second half. Ola Toivonen saw a shot cleared off the line for the hosts, who did grab a third in stoppage-time through Otman Bakkal.

Heerenveen 0 – Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, September 12, 2009) Morten Nordstrand struck a 61st minute winner as Groningen battled to a 1-0 success at Heerenveen, who had Michael Dingsdag dismissed in injury-time.

Twente 3 – Utrecht 2 (Eredivisie, September 12, 2009) The visitors took a seventh minute lead through Ricky van Wolfswinkel, only for Twente to level before half-time through Blaise NKufo. Nicky Kuiper put Twente ahead on 53 minutes, but Van Wolfswinkel’s second goal of the game on 63 minutes restored parity. Bryan Ruiz then scored an injury-time winner for Twente and there was still time for the hosts’ Cheick Tiote to be sent off for a second bookable offence.

ADO Den Haag 2 – AZ Alkmaar 1 (Eredivisie, September 12, 2009) Wesley Verhoek put Den Haag in front after just four minutes and Lex Immers increased the advantage on 54 minutes. Jeremain Lens pulled a goal back four minutes from time, but AZ were unable to conjure up an equaliser in the dying moments of the game.


Porto 4 – Leixoes 1 (Superliga, September 12, 2009) All four home goals came in the first half, with Silvestre Varela opening the scoring after 20 minutes and Hulk doubling the lead from the spot three minutes later. Goals from Rolando (33) and Falcao (42) killed the game off, though substitute Christian Pouga pulled one back 14 minutes from time.


Galatasaray 3 – Besiktas 0 (Super Lig, September 12, 2009) Mustafa Sarp opened the scoring for the hosts after four minutes and a second-half brace from Milan Baros sealed matters.

Manisaspor 3 – Sivasspor 1 (Super Lig, September 12, 2009) Josh Simpson gave the home side an eighth-minute lead and Isaac Promise doubled their advantage on the stroke of halftime. Ibrahim Sahin pulled one back for the visitors nine minutes after the interval but the equaliser was not forthcoming and late substitute Kemal Okyay made the points safe in the last minute.


Sint-Truiden 2 – Anderlecht 1 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) Goals from Cephas Chimedza and Ibrahima Sidibe put the hosts two goals to the good within eight minutes, with Roland Juhasz’s 83rd-minute strike proving little more than consolation for the visitors. The result sees Sint-Truiden lead the way by one point from Gent and Anderlecht.

Standard Liege 3 – KV Mechelen 0 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) Mehdi Gonzalez struck twice in four minutes after the break and Eliaquim Mangala grabbed a third midway through the second half.

AA Gent 5 – Roeselare 1 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) Gent enjoyed a comprehensive 5-1 victory over 9-man Roeselare, M’Baye Leye bagging two goals and Randall Azofeifa, Zlatan Ljubijankic and substitute Stijn De Smet notching one apiece. Roeselare, who had Damir Mirvic and Stepan Kucera sent off in the first half, responded only through Bjarni Geir Vidarsson a minute from time.

Mouscron 0 – Westerlo 1 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) Adnan Mravac’s solitary strike saw Westerlo prevail 1-0 at Excelsior Mouscron.

Charleroi 0 – Cercle Brugge 4 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) The hosts never recovered from the 12th-minute dismissal of Mahamadou Kere and went down to goals from Sergiy Serebrennikov (penalty), Oleg Iachtchouk and Jelle Vossen (two).

Zulte-Waregem 0 – Kortrijk 2 (Jupiler League, September 12, 2009) Leon Benko and substitute Christian Benteke were on target.


CSKA Moscow 3 – Samara 0 (Russian Premier League, September 12, 2009) Juande Ramos recorded a convincing home win in his first game in charge of CSKA.


Larisa 2 – Atromitos 2 (Greek Super League, September 12, 2009) From 2-down, Atromitos rallied to claim a point at Larisa.

Olympiakos 0 – Kavala 0 (Greek Super League, September 12, 2009) Henk Ten Cate’s team chalked up a rare blank.


FC Zurich 4 – Grasshoppers 3 (Swiss Super League, September 12, 2009)


Maccabi Haifa 3 – Hapoel Ramat Gan 1 (Ligat ha’Al, September 12, 2009) Maccabi warmed up for their Champions League match with Bayern Munich this week by coming from behind to beat Ramat Gan.