European Football Friday Round-Up

A round-up of football action on Friday from leagues around Europe.

Football News: Marcin Komorowski

Russian Premier League

Terek Grozny moved up to second in the Russian Premier League with a 2-1 victory over struggling Rostov.

After a goalless first half, Marcin Komorowski broke the deadlock seven minutes after the interval before Jose Almeida Ailton doubled Grozny's lead six minutes from time.

Timofey Kalachev set up a tense finale by halving the deficit in the 86th minute but the hosts held on to close the gap on league leaders Anzhi Makhachkala to just one point.

French Ligue 1

Brandao scored twice as St Etienne blew struggling Nancy 4-0 away inside the first 25 minutes at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

The former Marseille man's double was added to by Romain Hamouma and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a stunning early onslaught.

Nancy lost Simon Zenke to a red card in the second half and the hosts could have had even more goals in a convincing win which lifted them to seventh in the Ligue 1 table overnight.

Turkish Super Lig

Kasimpasa failed to show Roy Keane and any other managers considering their current vacancy what they are made of as they lost at Trabzonspor.

Former Manchester United captain Keane is one of a number of out-of-work bosses the Apaciler are considering as a replacement for Metin Diyadin, but were he to have been watching at the Huseyin Avni Aker tonight, he will not have left with much food for thought.

Kasimpasa had no answer to Olcan Adin`s seventh-minute goal as they lost 1-0, falling below their conquerors in the process.

Orduspor sit top of the table after their 1-1 draw at Karabukspor.

Former Sheffield United striker Luton Shelton gave the home side a fifth-minute lead, but Bogdan Stancu earned Hector Cuper`s men a point.

In the other game, Lamine Diarra - the all-time leading goalscorer in Serbian football - broke his duck for Antalyaspor at the second time of asking as the Scorpions won 1-0 at Gaziantepspor.

Swedish Allsvenskan

Malmo moved level with Allsvenskan leaders Elfsborg thanks to a 2-0 win at home to IFK Norrkoping.

Jiloan Hamad struck the opener for the hosts in the 62nd minute and Miiko Albornoz added the second from the penalty spot eight minutes from full-time.

The win takes Malmo on to 49 points, level with Elfsborg who now have a game in hand.

Norrkoping stay fifth after their eighth defeat of the season.

Dutch Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag missed the chance to climb into the Eredivisie's top six after being held to a 1-1 draw at NEC Nijmegen.

NEC took the lead two minutes into the second half when Leroy George curled home a free-kick from the edge of the area beyond the grasp of Robert Zwinkels.

ADO secured a share of the spoils in the 58th minute when Mike van Duinen capitalised on an error by Rens Van Eijden to net the equaliser.

The stalemate leaves NEC 11th in the standings after extending their winless run at home to seven matches stretching back to April, while ADO remain in seventh after their fifth draw in eight matches this season.

Belgian Jupiler League

Gent's Cesar Arzo scored for both teams in a frantic final six minutes as his side shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw away to Beerschot in the Jupiler League.

The visitors took the lead through Mamatou N'Diaye on the stroke of half-time only for Elimane Coulibaly to equalise on the hour mark.

Arzo's 84th-minute own goal looked to have given Beerschot the spoils but he atoned for his error in the last minute as the match ended in parity.


Danish Superliga

Odense BK climbed to fifth place in the Superliga after a crushing 3-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland.

A 4-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday was a desperate blow for Nordsjaelland, who gave an impressive account of themselves until fading in the closing quarter of an hour and leaking three late goals.

Friday's outcome was inevitable long before the last 15 minutes, with Odense building a two-goal lead by the break.

Krisztian Vadocz put the home side in front after 32 minutes, and it was 2-0 three minutes later when Bashkim Kadrii netted.

Vadocz's second goal of the game, after 70 minutes, put the seal on victory over a team who would have nudged up a place from third with a win.

Unbeaten FC Copenhagen continue to set the pace at the top of the table in Denmark.

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