European Football Saturday Round-up

A summary of European football on Saturday.

Football News: FC Basel

Danish Superliga

Silkeborg and AaB shared a point in a 1-1 draw in the Superliga.

Jeppe Curth gave the visitors from Aalborg a 16th-minute lead but Henrik Pedersen drew Silkeborg level three minutes before the half-time break.

The result, which represented a fourth league draw of the campaign for each side, leaves Silkeborg just three points above second-bottom Lyngby, who have a game in hand.

AaB are sixth, level on 16 points with Horsens and Nordsjaelland.

Sunday's top match sees AGF aiming to cut Copenhagen's early 10-point lead at the top of the table when the sides meet in the capital.

Swiss Super League

Alexander Frei took his goals tally for the week to four as Basle claimed a 3-0 home win over Servette to move into second place in the Super League.

Frei, whose brace at Old Trafford in midweek came within a whisker of earning Basle a famous Champions League win over Manchester United, scored his team's second and third goals at the St Jakob-Park today (44 and 76) after Aleksander Dragovic put them in front (42).

Basle are six points behind unbeaten leaders Lucerne, who take on third-placed Young Boys tomorrow.

In Saturday's other game, Neuchatel Xamax moved within a point of fifth-placed FC Thun by thrashing them 4-0.

Neuchatel led 2-0 at the break after goals from Javier Arizmendi (27) and Geoffrey Treand (34) before Sebastian Wuthrich made it three in the 64th minute and Paito wrapped it up eight minutes from time.

Greek Super League

Atromitos joined PAOK Salonika on nine points at the top of the Super League with a 2-1 victory over Panetolikos on Saturday night.

Kostas Mitroglou gave Atromitos the 37th-minute lead and he doubled their advantage six minutes into the second period.

William Edjenguele pulled one back for Panetolikos in the 57th minute but they slipped to their second defeat of the season.

In the day's other game, OFI Crete were 1-0 winners over Ergotelis as Mirnes Sisic grabbed the only goal, securing the islanders their first win in only their third league game of the season.

Turkish Super Lig

Fenerbahce took over at the top of the Super Lig table after inflicting a first defeat of the season on erstwhile pacesetters Istanbul Buyuksehir, winning 4-2.

After a goalless first half, Fenerbahce took complete control of the game with goals from Miroslav Stoch, Alex and Gokhan Gonul putting them 3-0 ahead by the 70th minute.

However, Fener were given a scare as Buyuksehir pulled two goals back through Cameroon international Pierre Webo before Cristian Baroni sealed the home side's win with a fourth goal in stoppage time.

Fener are now three points clear of second-placed Buyuksehir at the summit.

Orduspor moved into the top six with a 2-1 win at Karabukspor, Bogdan Stancu and Fatih Tekke putting the visitors 2-0 ahead early on before Mehmet Batdal netted an 89th-minute consolation for the home side.

In today's other game, Antalyaspor and Sivasspor played out a 2-2 draw.

Sivasspor opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Kamil Grosicki, Antalyaspor then hit back with a brace by Necati Ates to take the lead, before the visitors salvaged a point with Michael Eneramo's 79th-minute equaliser.

Belgian Jupiler League

Gent moved a point clear at the top of the Jupiler League after thrashing Leuven 6-1 following a second half onslaught.

The match was tied 1-1 at half-time, Leuven levelling through Jordan Remacle after Zlatan Ljubijankic had put Gent ahead, but after the break the home side netted five times without reply through Cesar Arzo, Ljubijankic, Tim Smolders, Elimane Coulibaly and Soumahoro Yaya to seal a big win.

Gent climb above Club Brugge, who play Germinal Beerschot tomorrow.

Cercle Brugge stay fourth after playing out a disappointing 2-2 draw with 10-man St Truidense.

Bottom club St Truidense took a 22nd-minute lead through Reza Ghoochannejhad but looked to have lost the match when they had Koen Daerden sent off in the 70th minute and then fell 2-1 behind through goals from Hans Cornelis (72) and Amido Balde (88).

However, an 89th-minute own goal from Nuno Reis earned the away side a point.

Mael Lepicier scored two goals in the last five minutes to help Mons salvage a 3-3 draw at home to Lokeren.

Earlier, Lokeren scored twice in the opening eight minutes through Benjamin Mokulu and Koen Persoons to go 2-0 ahead and then, after Jeremy Perbet had pulled a goal back for Mons in the 15th minute, the visitors restored their two-goal advantage midway through the second period thanks to Ibrahima Gueye.

There was a late twist though as Lepicier's brace earned Mons a draw.

A 73rd-minute goal from Dalibor Veselinovic helped KV Kortrijk record a 1-0 win over 10-man Mechelen, who had Antonio Ghomsi sent off late on, while Westerlo and Zulte-Waregem shared a 1-1 draw.

Shlomi Arbeitman put Westerlo ahead in the 24th minute but Guiseppe Rossini equalised on the stroke of half-time.

Dutch Eredvisie

Sanharib Malki scored twice in the first half as Roda JC prevailed in a 4-3 Eredivisie thriller in Kerkrade.

Malki and Laurent Delorge put the hosts 2-0 up and further goals from Malki and Ruud Vormer ensured they always remained in control despite a brave fight from NAC Breda.

Omer Bayram, Nemanja Gudelj and Alex Schalk scored for the visitors but they still slipped to a fifth defeat in their opening eight games of the Eredivisie campaign.

FC Utrecht cast aside their indifferent home form to produce a commanding 3-0 win against 10-man RKC Waalwijk.

Rodney Sneijder's free-kick broke the deadlock and Geoffrey Castillion's dismissal before the break did not help the visitors, before Johan Martensson doubled the lead and Jacob Mulenga competed the rout with a penalty.

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw's injury-time goal earned Heerenveen a 1-1 draw against Vitesse in a game which burst into life in the closing stages.

Wilfried Bony appeared to have won all three points for the home side in Arnhem when he opened the scoring two minutes from time - until Gouweleeuw's even later intervention.



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