Turkish Super Lig
Wesley Sneijder netted his first goal for Galatasaray to spark a superb second-half comeback that saw the Super Lig leaders overturn a two-goal deficit to win 4-2 against fourth-bottom Orduspor.
It looked set to be a night to forget for hosts Gala after they fell behind to a farcical 15th-minute own goal when home goalkeeper Fernando Muslera inadvertently belted the ball into team-mate Selcuk Inan on the edge of the box before seeing it loop back over his head and into the empty net.
The visitors, who started the day two points above the relegation zone, then added to Gala's problems by doubling their lead on the stroke of half-time through Bogdan Stancu's penalty.
However, Gala fought back in emphatic fashion after the break with four goals in 20 minutes.
Holland ace Sneijder, a January recruit from Inter Milan, started the recovery with a brilliant curling strike in the 58th minute, opening his account for the club in the process, before Burak Yilmaz netted twice in three minutes to put Gala ahead.
Inan then got his name on the scoresheet again - this time for his own team - with a fantastic 25-yard effort to make it 4-2 as Gala moved six points clear of nearest challengers Fenerbahce at the top of the table.
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Maritimo climbed up to sixth in the Liga standings after beating Academica 3-2 away from home for their third win on the trot.
Danilo Dias and Artur put Maritimo in control with goals in the opening 24 minutes but relegation-battling Academica halved their lead on the stroke of half-time through Edinho.
However, Maritimo restored their two-goal advantage four minutes after the restart start thanks to Leocisio Sami and, although Academica pulled another goal back in stoppage time through Wilson Eduardo, the visitors held on for the points.