European Football Friday Round-up

A round-up of all of Friday's action across Europe.

Football News: Alexandr Kerzhakov, Martin Jiranek

Russian Premier League

Terek Grozny climbed to the top of the Russian Premier League with a 2-0 victory at former leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

The visitors left it late but goals in the last five minutes from Ailton (85) and Igor Lebedenko (90) snatched the points.

The win takes Terek three points clear of their opponents, who slip to second.

Danish Superliga

Martin Braithwaite's double helped Esbjerg down Odense 3-0 to record their first win of the Superliga season.

The 21-year-old struck twice in five minutes just after the half-hour mark to put the home side in control.

Jesper Lange rounded off the victory in the 62nd minute as Esbjerg moved off the bottom of the table.

Swedish Allsvenskan

Norrkoping edged out Syrianska 2-1 to climb into the top five in Allsvenskan.

The visitors took just two minutes to get off the mark through Lars Krogh Gerson and substitute Imad Khalili made it 2-0 after 75 minutes.

Syrianska pulled a goal back a minute later thanks to Robert Massi but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Norrkoping lie fifth in the standings, 11 points behind leaders Elfsborg, while Syrianska remain fourth from bottom.

Belgian Jupiler League

Club Brugge dropped points for only the second time in this season's Jupiler League when they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Kortrijk.

The hosts - who had also started the season well, winning three of their six games before tonight - took a sixth-minute lead through Ervin Zukanovic.

But Carlos Bacca preserved the league leaders' unbeaten record with a 64th-minute equaliser.

French Ligue 1

Paris St Germain never had to find top gear as they cruised to a 2-0 victory against Toulouse to maintain their unbeaten Ligue 1 record.

 

Javier Pastore's goal gave the home side a half-time lead at the Parc des Princes before Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured their second-half dominance was rewarded with a second goal.

Montpellier's woeful start to the Ligue 1 season continued as the defending champions crashed to a 3-1 defeat at newly promoted Reims.

 

Diego Rigonato, Christopher Glombard and Gaetan Courtet were the scorers for the home side, with the only reply coming from the boot of Remy Cabella.

The result means Montpellier, who begin their Champions League campaign against Arsenal in midweek, have won just one of their opening five matches and sit on four points - three worse off than their opponents.

Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Ross County extended their unbeaten league run to 40 games with a goalless draw at Dundee United in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

Victory for either side at Tannadice would have seen them climb to the top of the table - at least until Saturday's fixtures - and United appeared the most likely to succeed only to come up against a stubborn County defence.

County survived a muted penalty appeal after 56 minutes when Ross Tokely challenged Ryan Dow, who later chipped an effort on to the top of the bar, to keep a fifth clean sheet in six matches since being promoted to the top tier.

 

 



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