Russian Premier League
Royston Drenthe scored a hat-trick as bottom club Alania Vladikavkaz recorded just their third win of the Premier League season over fellow relegation battlers Mordovia Saransk.
It was a crucial 3-1 victory for the hosts as they moved level on 16 points with their opponents, who remain second from bottom.
Drenthe opened the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty and also netted in the 44th and 89th minutes, rendering Ruslan Mukhametshin's 49th-minute goal meaningless.
Both sides had a man sent off in the closing seconds, Georgi Gabulov and Milan Perendija seeing red.
IFK Goteborg top the early-season Allsvenska table on goal difference after a 0-0 draw at defending champions IF Elfsborg tonight.
It was a third straight draw for Elfsburg, leaving them unbeaten, although Goteborg have accrued seven points while avoiding defeat across their first three games.
They lead Malmo on goal difference.
Elsewhere tonight, Mjallby AIF won 2-1 on the road at Helsingborgs IF.
Mattias Lindstrom put the home side ahead but Kristian Haynes leveled before half-time.
Helsingborgs then had Peter Larsson sent off for a second yellow and their misery was compounded when Haris Radetinac won it in the 67th minute.
Turkish Super Lig
Besiktas moved clear in third place in the Super Lig with a 1-0 victory over Antalyaspor tonight.
Olcay Sahan got the only goal in the 57th minute.
The win moves Besiktas three points clear of fourth-placed Bursaspor, while Antalyaspor remain in eighth place.
FC Copenhagen came from behind to beat closest challengers FC Nordsjaelland 3-2 away from home and open the gap at the top of the Superliga to 10 points.
Ragnar Sigurdsson gave Copenhagen the lead just five minutes into the match but only two minutes later, Patrick Mtiliga levelled for the hosts.
Nordsjaelland then took the lead through Morten Nordstrand in the 26th minute and that held until midway through the second half.
However, substitute Igor Vetokele equalised in the 66th minute and 10 minutes later Andreas Cornelius gave Copenhagen the lead for good.