Ajax 6 – NAC Breda 0 (Eredivise, September 13, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Ajax tore strips off of NAC in the first half in Amsterdam, Dario Cvitanich stroking home the opener after 10 minutes and Jan Vertonghen blasted in an unstoppable 17th minute free-kick to double the hosts lead. Unforgivable errors from NAC handed Luis Suarez a third in the 42nd minute and all too easily Cvitanich cash in his second in injury time at the end of the forty-five. Second half strikes from Kennedy Bakircioglu (more joke defending) and Cvitanich’s hat-trick goal sealed the one-sided contest.
VVV Venlo 1 – Heracles 0 (Eredivise, September 13, 2009) VVV Venlo’s Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda was again at the heart of the hosts’ opener against Heracles, the forward firing a free-kick on target which Sandro Calabro turned home. Honda then showed his feisty streak getting involved in two fouls inside 60 seconds.
Willem II 2 – Feyenoord 3 (Eredivise, September 13, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Said Boutahar had put Willem II ahead in the second minute but Jon Dahl Tomasson struck twice to turn the match in Feyenoord’s favour before Bart Biemans levelled from close range before the interval. Jonathan de Guzman curled a free-kick around the wall midway through the second half to earn Feyenoord the points.
Vitesse 2 – NEC 2 (Eredivise, September 13, 2009) Santi Kolk put Vitesse in the lead just before halftime, an advantage they kept until Claudemir Domingues da Souza added a second 11 minutes from time. That appeared to be enough to seal the points until Nijmegen hit back through Ramon Zomer (87) and Arek Radomski’s 93rd-minute deflected equaliser.
Sparta 1 – RKC Waalwijk 0 (Eredivise, September 13, 2009) Sparta picked up their second home win of the season thanks to Rydell Poepon’s early goal as RKC Waalwijk’s miserable start to the campaign continued.
Sporting Lisbon 1 – Pacos Ferreira 0 (Superliga, September 13, 2009) Liedson da Silva scored the winner for Sporting.
Maritimo 1 – Braga 2 (Superliga, September 13, 2009) Miguel Angelo put Maritimo into a fourth minute lead, Joao Pereira levelled before the break and a second half Meyong penalty turned around the match in Braga’s favour.
Bursaspor 0 – Fenerbahce 1 (Super Lig, September 13, 2009) Alex da Souza bagged the winner for Fener midway through the second half.
Istanbul Buyuksehir 1 – Trabzonspor 6 (Super Lig, September 13, 2009)
Genclerbirligi 2 – Eskisehirspor 2 (Super Lig, September 13, 2009)
Antalyaspor 1 – Ankaragucu 0 (Super Lig, September 13, 2009)
Dynamo Moscow 1 – Spartak Moscow 1 (Russian Premier League, September 13, 2009) Adrian Ropotan headed Dynamo into an early lead in the Moscow derby, Nikita Bazhenov drawing Spartak level in the second half after Welliton had directed a ball into the far corner.
Zenit St. Petersburg 2 – Rostov 0 (Russian Premier League, September 13, 2009) Konstatin Zyryanov opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time before Vladimir Bystrov made the points safe with 78 minutes on the clock.
Terek Grozny 4 – Tomsk 0 (Russian Premier League, September 13, 2009) Shamil Lakhiyalov scored a hat-trick as Terek Grozny defeated Tomsk.
Panthrakikos 0 – Panathinaikos 1 (Greek Super League, September 13, 2009) Sebastian Leto’s late goal led Pana to victory at 10-man Panthrakikos.
Asteras Tripolis 1 – PAOK 1 (Greek Super League, September 13, 2009)
Gefle 0 – IFK Gothenburg 3 (Allsvenskan, September 13, 2009) Hannes Stiller opened the scoring after 29 minutes and hit a second in the 51st minutes, with Gustav Svensson splitting those strikes with a 47th-minute effort.
OB Odense 1 – FC Copenhagen 1 (SAS Ligaen, September 12, 2009) Peter Utaka secured Odense the point with an equaliser on the stroke of half-time after Martin Vingaard had put the visitors ahead in the 38th minute.
Esbjerg 3 – HB Koge 2 (SAS Ligaen, September 13, 2009)
Varteks 0 – Hajduk Split 3 (1. HNL, September 13, 2009)