Twente beats AZ to stay top in Holland; Ajax smack Willem for four; Besiktas win in Turkey; Goals from Russia, Greece, Portugal, Sweden & more


FC Twente 3 – AZ Alkmaar 2 (Eredivisie, October 17, 2009) Kenneth Perez had given Twente a half-time advantage by scoring against his former club but two goals in four minutes through Mounir El Hamdaoui and a Peter Wisgerhof own goal put AZ in front on the hour mark. Bryan Ruiz soon restored parity with a 62nd-minute equaliser, though, and Blaise Nkufo grabbed a last-minute winner to take his tally to six and give Twente a fifth straight league win.

Ajax 4 – Willem II 0 (Eredivisie, October 17, 2009) Eyong Enoh broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time before Miralem Sulejmani doubled the home side’s lead in the 64th minute – just a minute after replacing Dennis Rommedahl. The visitors’ hopes of getting back into the game were dashed in the 80th minute when Leonardo Veloso was shown a second yellow card, and Ajax compounded their misery with Marko Pantelic and Luis Suarez scoring late on.


Besiktas 2 – Kasimpasa 1 (Super Lig, October 17, 2009) Goals from Nihat (8) and Deivson Bobo (38) put the home side in command before a fiery closing spell saw Fabian Ernst and Matteo Ferrari sent off on 83 and 87 minutes respectively. Andre Moritz pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for Kasimpasa a minute from the end.

Denizlispor 2 – Bursaspor 3 (Super Lig, October 17, 2009)


Spartak Nalchik 1 – CSKA Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, October 17, 2009) Serbian striker Milos Krasic needed just two minutes to finish off a precise attack from the visitors, Aleksandr Amisulashvili levelling the match for Spartak midway through the first half.

Saturn 2 – Amkar Perm 0 (Russian Premier League, October 17, 2009) Benoit Angbwa and Dmitri Loskov scored the second-half goals for coach Andrey Gordeev’s side.

Dynamo Moscow 0 – Tomsk 1 (Russian Premier League, October 17, 2009) Aleksandar Radosavljevic scored the only goal.


Olympiakos 3 – Asteras Tripolis 0 (Greek Super League, October 17, 2009) Defender Olof Mellberg put Olympiakos on the path to victory in the 35th minute. Second-half goals from Kostas Mitroglou (53) and Jaouad Zairi (67) wrapped things up for Zico’s men.


Varzim 1 – Nacional 2 (Taca de Portugal, October 17, 2009)

Monsanto 0 – Benfica 6 (Taca de Portugal, October 17, 2009)


AIK Stockholm 1 – Gefle 0 (Allsvenskan, October 17, 2009) Gabriel Ozkan’s 70th minute goal was enough for AIK, who extended their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Kalmar 2 – GAIS 2 (Allsvenskan, October 17, 2009) Daniel Sobralense had opened the scoring for Kalmar after just a minute and Reinaldo restored the home side’s lead after Carneiro Wanderson had equalised. Substitute Mervan Celik snatching a point for the visitors eight minutes from time.

Trelleborgs 0 – Elfsborg 1 (Allsvenskan, October 17, 2009) Elfsborg remain third thanks to Martin Ericsson’s 74th-minute penalty securing all three points.


Mladi Radnik 0 – Red Star Belgrade 1 (Serbian Super Liga, October 17, 2009)