Saviola scores as Benfica down Porto in the Clasico; Olympiakos suffer 1st loss of the season; Haifa win again

Benfica 1 – Porto 0 (Superliga, December 20, 2009) With a Benfica player sitting in the centre of the Porto goalmouth injury, the hosts saw Javier Saviola score a controversial 21st minute goal to win the Clasico in Portugal.

Nacional 4 – Academica Coimbra 3 (Superliga, December 20, 2009) Mateus da Costa opened the scoring in the third minute for the hosts, but Academica hit back through William Tiero in the 10th minute. But Ruben Micael scored again for Nacional in the 34th minute and their lead was doubled five minutes after the break when Edgar da Silva found the net. Moudou Sougou pegged them back just before the hour mark, but substitute Kevin Amuneke soon restored the two-goal advantage, rendering Miguel Fidalgo’s 74th minute goal merely a consolation.

Vitoria Setubal 3 – Maritimo 2 (Superliga, December 20, 2009) Ladji Keita grabbed a 90th minute winner to lift Vitoria Setubal to a 3-2 win over Maritimo. Vitoria led through Andre Pinto after 14 minutes, but the visitors hit back immediately through Ferreira Alonso’s penalty. Keita put Vitoria ahead a minute before the break, but Guilherme again levelled matters just before the hour mark.

Uniao Leiria 1 – Belenenses 0 (Superliga, December 20, 2009) Cassio got the only goal in the 62nd minute as Uniao Leiria moved up to sixth place with a 1-0 win over Belenenses.


Trabzonspor 0 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, December 20, 2009) Dani Guiza netted the winner for Fener.


Aris 1 – Olympiakos 0 (Greek Super League, December 20, 2009) Javier Campora scored the only goal of the game as Aris handed defending champion Olympiakos their first loss of the season.

Panthrakikos 0 – Atromitos 3 (Greek Super League, December 20, 2009) Elias Anastasakos hattrick sealed the points for Atromitos.

Asteras Tripolis 2 – AEK Athens 0 (Greek Super League, December 20, 2009)

Panionios 1 – Kavala 2 (Greek Super League, December 20, 2009)

Xanthi 4 – Iraklis 3 (Greek Super League, December 20, 2009)


Maccabi Haifa 2 – Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 0 (Ligat ha’Al, December 20, 2009) Goals from Shlomi Arbeitman and Eyal Golasa made it 13 wins from 14 games for top of the table Haifa.

Maccabi Ahi Nazrat 3 – Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 (Ligat ha’Al, December 19, 2009) After seven straight defeats, a spirited fight-back by Ahi Nazrat gave John Gregory’s men a valuable 3-3 draw against Maccabi Tel Aviv and left Avi Nimni ruing yet more dropped points in his quest for a European place. Nazrat’s 3-3 equaliser arrived seven minutes from time when the backpedaling Nisso Kapiloto, under no real pressure, headed the ball into his own net.

Hapoel Beer-Sheva 2 – Hapoel Haifa 3 (Ligat ha’Al, December 19, 2009)