Stuttgart push Bochum closer to the drop; Rapid damage their title hopes in Salzburg draw

Bochum 0 – Stuttgart 2 (Bundesliga, April 23, 2010) Stuttgart needed just 14 minutes to score at Bochum, the hosts defence failed to clear a low cross into the box and Cacau (offside?) stabbed the ball over the line. Three minutes later the relegation strugglers found themselves 2-down, Ciprian Marica racing through the middle and fired home number two.

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Rio Ave 0 – Maritimo 0 (Liga Sagres, April 23, 2010)

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RB Salzburg 1 – Rapid Vienna 1 (T-Mobile Bundesliga, April 23, 2010) Second placed Rapid Vienna took the lead at league leaders RB Salzburg 10 minutes into the second half when star striker Steffen Hofmann tucked home a left wing cross to revive the Austrian title race. But the hosts hit back six minutes from time when Rabiu Afolabi equalised to maintain Salzburg’s six pointer buffer at the top.

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Arsenal Kiev 3 – Illitchivets 1 (Ukrainian Premier League, April 23, 2010) Ionut Mazilu bagged a brace for Arsenal in the win.

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Godoy Cruz 1 – Chacarita Juniors 0 (Clausura, April 23, 2010)

Velez Sarsfield 1 – Tigre 0 (Clausura, April 23, 2010)

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Estudiantes 3 – Atlante 2 (Mexican Primera Division, April 23, 2010) Los Potros opened the scoring in the 14th minute courtesy of a Jose Daniel Guerrero goal. Rafael Medina pulled a goal before the half and the teams went into the break even at 1-1. Johan Fano, who was trying to secure the scoring title, scored an own goal early in the second half and Rodrigo Ruiz put the game away with a free kick in 67th minute. A late Atlante goal was not enough to overcome the deficit.


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