The Eredivisie play-offs; Lech Poznan win the Polish Cup; Goals from the Asian Champions League

MVV Maastricht 2 – De Graafschap 3 (Eredivisie promotion/relegation play-offs first-leg, May 19, 2009) On-loan Chelsea striker Ben Sahar fired De Graafschap in front inside the opening 60 seconds, before Stijn Wuytens doubled their lead on 34 minutes. Five minutes later Oussama Assaidi appeared to have ended the game as a contest when he notched a third for the visitors, but MVV rallied. Gideon Boateng handed them a lifeline four minutes before the interval and Gunter Thiebaut coolly converted an 80th minute penalty to ensure the second leg remains competitive.

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Ruch Chorzow 0 – Lech Poznan 1 (Polish Cup final, May 19, 2009) Slawomir Peszko scored the only goal shortly after halftime as Lech won the Polish Cup for a fifth time.

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Sandefjord 2 – Rosenborg 2 (Tippeligaen, May 19, 2009) After taking a 2-goal lead through Trond Olsen and former Sunderland player Rade Prica, Sandefjord’s Admir Rascic drew the hosts back into the game before a horrendous fumble by Rosenborg keeper Rune Jarstein allowed Samuel Isaksen to level in the 70th minute.

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Central Coast Mariners 0 – Tianjin Teda 1 (Asian Champions League, May 19, 2009) The Chinese visitors snatched all three points courtesy of a goal from Mao Biao after 65 minutes when the striker beat goalkeeper Danny Vukovic with a shot low inside the near post.

Suwon Bluewings 3 – Singapore Armed Forces 1 (Asian Champions League, May 19, 2009) Bae Ki-jong gave Suwon the lead before Aleksander Duric equalised for the Singaporeans, only for Lee Sang-ho to quickly restore his side’s lead late in the half. Seo Dong-hyun then sealed the win late in the game when he struck from the penalty spot following a foul which saw SAF goalkeeper Shahril Jantan sent off.

Sepahan 3 – Al-Ettifaq 0 (Asian Champions League, May 19, 2009) Hossein Papi gave Sepahan the lead after only two minutes before Hadi Asghari and Hamid Azizzadeh wrapped up the win with second-half goals for the Iranian side.

Al-Jazira 2 – Esteghlal 2 (Asian Champions League, May 19, 2009) Al Jazira’s Ali Mabkhout scored in the 49th minute before Mohsin al Meharram made it 2-nil in the 70th with his first touch. Esteghlal’s Ali Alizadeh deflected in Farhad Majidi’s 30-yard shot to pull a goal back in the 78th, and Hadi Shakouri leveled from close range in the 84th.

Al-Ittihad Jeddah 7 – Umm Salal 0 (Asian Champions League, May 19, 2009) Nayif Hazazi’s hat-trick, Saled al-Saqri added a brace, and Renato Maurice and Talal al-Meshal scored once each.

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Coritiba 1 – Ponte Preta 0 (Copa do Brasil, May 19, 2009)


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