Hertha move second in the Bundesliga after beating Hoffenheim; Lyon frustrated by PSG

Hoffenheim 0 – Hertha Berlin 1 (Bundesliga, April 24, 2009) Hertha took the lead six minutes before the break as Patrick Ebert received the ball on the right hand side of the box and the number 20 had no problem beating Timo Hilderbrand.

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Lyon 0 – PSG 0 (Ligue 1, April 24, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Lyon were handed another blow to their title hopes dropping two points against PSG, the hosts dominated the match but were denied by Mickael Landreau, who made a couple of great saves after the interval.

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Sparta 0 – De Graafschap 0 (Eredivisie, April 24, 2009) Sparta Rotterdam and De Graafschap played out a draw in a result that does neither side any real favours. Both clubs were seeking to give their survival hopes a boost but a breakthrough never came.

VVV Venlo 1 – Haarlem 0 (Dutch Jupiler League, April 24, 2009) An 82nd minute from Ken Leemans was enough for VVV to confirm their promotion to the Eredivisie.

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Braga 1 – Trofense 0 (Superliga, April 24, 2009) Alan’s last minute winner earned Braga the three points.

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Djurgarden 0 – Brommapojkarna 2 (Allsvenskan, April 24, 2009) Joakim Runnemo gave the visitors the perfect start by scoring in the opening minute and Philip Haglund doubled the lead midway through the second half. Brommapojkarna move up to third.

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Polonia Bytom 1 – Cracovia Krakow 0 (Ekstraklasa, April 24, 2009)

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Arsenal Sarandi 1 – San Martin 1 (Clausura, April 24, 2009) Cristian Pellerano put Arsenal ahead with a spectacular long-range drive on the stroke of halftime. After the break San Martin levelled through Matias Urbano’s fine finish.

Banfield 3 – Gimnasia La Plata 1 (Clausura, April 24, 2009) Banfield came from behind to defeat Gimnasia La Plata with goals from Uruguayan strikers Sebastian Fernandez and Santiago Silva (2). Diego Villar scored for the visitors.


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