Video highlights: Goals from Holland, Turkey, Russia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Poland & more

NAC 0 – Ajax 3 (Eredivisie, March 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Thomas Vermaelen headed home Eyong Enoh’s cross in the 35th to put Ajax ahead, Gregory van der Wiel doubled in the 64th minute before Luis Suarez made it 3-nil four minutes from time.

AZ Alkmaar 0 – Feyenoord 0 (Eredivisie, March 22, 2009) Louis van Gaal’s runaway league leaders were frustrated by Leon Vlemmings’ rejuvenated Feyenoord outfit.

FC Twente 2 – Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, March 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Goals in each half from Eljero Elia and Peter Wisgerhof saw Steve McClaren’s second-placed side close the gap on AZ Alkmaar to nine points. Marcus Berg pulled back a late consolation for Groningen, who had to play most of the game with 10 men after Swedish centre-back Andreas Granqvist was sent off after just 12 minutes for a deliberate handball.

Roda 2 – ADO Den Haag 0 (Eredivisie, March 22, 2009) The sides played out an exciting first half (highlights here) with both sides having numerous chances but neither able to break the deadlock. In the 67th minute Roda struck, Andres Oper finding the bottom corner after the visitors failed to clear their lines. And the game was pout to bed by Sekou Cisse with the second 13 minutes from time.

Volendam 0 – Utrecht 0 (Eredivisie, March 22, 2009) Volendam remain rooted to the foot of the table following a goalless stalemate at home to Utrecht.


Galatasaray 0 – Eskisehirspor 1 (Super Lig, March 22, 2009) The visitors had Safat Nadarevic sent off after 54 minutes, but the 10 men conjured up a winner 15 minutes later through Souleymane Youla.


Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – Saturn 1 (Russian Premier League, March 22, 2009) Zenit gained the early lead over Saturn through Ivica Krizanac’s overhead volley after just nine minutes but the lead was not to last long, Marko Topic coolly slotting home at the back post to bring the visitors level. In the second half Zenit regained the lead through Fatih Tekke and they held out for the three points.

Rostov 1 – Lokomotiv Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, March 22, 2009) Petrovic’s opener for Rostov was cancelled out by Glushakov’s 90th minute leveller.


Charleroi 1 – Standard Liege 0 (Jupiler League, March 22, 2009) Majid Oulmers scored the only goal of the game four minutes before halftime to leave Standard two points adrift of leaders Anderlecht.

Anderlecht 2 – Germinal Beerschot 0 (Jupiler League, March 21, 2009) Marcin Wasilewski gave the hosts the lead in the 63rd minute before Matias Suarez sealed the victory in the dying seconds.

Westerlo 3 – Dender 1 (Jupiler League, March 21, 2009) Ruiz got the hosts off to the perfect start with a goal in the fourth minute before Admir Aganovic levelled shortly after the half-hour mark with a fabulopus overhead-volley. Ruiz grabbed his second of the game two minutes after the break and Wouter Cortjens added a third in the 67th minute.

Mons 0 – Lokeren 2 (Jupiler League, March 21, 2009) Mons had Ivica Dzidic sent off four minutes into the second half and Yoav Ziv broke the deadlock nine minutes later before Dawid Janczyk doubled the visitors’ lead in the 79th minute.


Porto 2 – Amadora 0 (Taca de Portugal, March 22, 2009) Lucho Gonzales scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the 34th minute before Raul Meireles wrapped up the win with the second.


Panionios 2 – Olympiakos 3 (Greek Super League, March 22, 2009) Matt Derbyshire headed Olympiakos ahead after 22 minutes, but the home side rallied, and turned the game around through Lourenco da Silva and Anderson Gonzaga. Olympiakos were not to be denied though, Predrag Djordjevic equalising with a deflected long-range effort before Dudu grabbed the winner 18 minutes from time. With Pana just drawing, Olympiakos were crowned Greek champions once more.

Asteras Tripolis 1 – Panathinaikos 1 (Greek Super League, March 22, 2009) Salpingidis’ opener for Pana was wiped out by Kaounos.

PAOK 2 – Thrasivoulos 1 (Greek Super League, March 22, 2009) After falling behind to a goal from Martorell, a Liapakisog and Bakayoko’s 90th minute winner gave PAOK the points.

AEK Athens 3 – Levadiakos 1 (Greek Super League, March 22, 2009) Djebbour, Blanco and Edinho did the damage for AEK.


Wisla Krakow 4 – Cracovia Krakow 1 (Ekstraklasa, March 21, 2009) A wonderful 25-yard lob from Pawel Sasin gave Cracovia the lead. Wisla turned the match around in the second half, Sobolewski, Marcelo, Malecki and Cwielong earning Wisla the three points.


Young Boys 4 – FC Zurich 2 (Swiss Super League, March 22, 2009)


Shakhtar Donetsk 1 – Vorskla Poltava 0 (Vyscha Liga, March 22, 2009) A trademark free-kick from Dario Srna gave Shakhtar the points.


Hajduk Split 2 – NK Zagreb 0 (1. HNL, March 22, 2009)