Twente miss the chance to close the gap on AZ Alkmaar; Goals from Portugal & Poland

NEC 1 – Twente 1 (Eredivisie, April 3, 2009) Tweete took the lead after a Kenneth Perez shot deflected off Marko Arnautovic, leaving keeper Babos wrongfooted and looking on helplessly as the ball bounced into the bottom-right corner. 12 minutes from time NEC levelled, Bas Sibum whipped in a cross that John Goosens controlled before smacking into the top-right corner. NEC were lucky not to have Lorenzo Davids, the cousin and spitting image of Edgar Davids, sent off for a horrible mis-timed tackle on Wout Brama. NEC were reduced to 10-men however when Youssef El Aakchaoui slyly pushed Romano Denneboom into the dug-out just before the final whistle.


Academica 1 – Belenenses 0 (Superliga, April 3, 2009) Torres Nuno Piloto was the match winner for the hosts when he scored after 74 minutes, just four minutes before they were reduced to 10 men.


Belchatow 2 – Slask Wroclaw 1 (Ekstraklasa, April 3, 2009) Goals at the start of the second half from Jacek Popek and Dawid Nowak put the in control, Marek Gancarczyk grabbing a consolation for Slask