Trofense beat Belenenses in the Portuguese basement battle; Haifa held by Bnei Sachnin

Trofense 2 – Belenenses 1 (Superliga, May 4, 2009) Trofense moved to within three points of safety thanks to Fernando Varela’s 12th minute opener and Miguel Hugo Leal’s 22nd minute penalty. Wenderson pulled one back for Belenenses after 27 minutes but the visitors failed to find a leveller as they replaced Trofense at the foot of the table.


Bnei Sachnin 0 – Maccabi Haifa 0 (Ligat ha’Al, May 4, 2009) Haifa barely deserved any more than a point, but the Greens almost snatched the win when Lior Rafaelov’s effort was denied only by the crossbar at the death. The draw leaves Haifa in second position, with Hapoel Tel Aviv in first place thanks to a superior goal difference.


Sparta Prague 1 – Ostrava 0 (Gambrinus Liga, May 4, 2009)