Uniao leave Leixoes in relegation trouble; Matic screamer brings Rapid back in Romanian race; Arka & Korona win in Poland

Uniao Leiria 2 – Leixoes 1 (Liga Sagres, March 5, 2010) Marco Soares put Uniao ahead with a penalty (36), but second-half substitute Ze Manel equalised in the 68th minute, 11 minutes after coming on. Carlao got the winner with eight minutes left before Leixoes had Ricardo Joel sent off in the 90th minute. The win moved Uniao up to sixth, while their opponents remained second bottom.


Rapid Bucuresti 1 – FC Timisoara 0 (Liga 1, March 5, 2010) Third-placed Rapid picked up a crucial three points against second-place Timisoara in the race for the Romanian title, and the match was settled by a 35-yard left-footed howitzer fromBucharest’s Darjan Matic.


Wisla Krakow 0 – Arka Gdynia 1 (Ekstraklasa, March 5, 2010) Arka striker Joel Tshibamba took advantage of a mistake in the Wisla defence to race in on goal and score at the second attempt.

Korona 1 – Polonia Bytom 0 (Ekstraklasa, March 5, 2010) A second half header from Pavol Stano from a free-kick bagged the points for Korona.