European Football Sunday Round-up

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Football News: FC Twente

Dutch Eredivisie

FC Twente are a point clear of PSV at the top of the Eredivisie table after sealing a 1-0 win at RKC.

Dusan Tadic scored the only goal of the game five minutes before the break as Steve McClaren's side notched up their eighth league victory of the campaign.

PSV are in hot pursuit after a 2-1 triumph at PEC Zwolle, with Joey van der Berg turning from hero to villain after he scored at both ends.

The defender gave the home side the lead after 54 minutes but the scores were level with 15 minutes left through defender Timothy Derijck and the game was won four minutes later after van der Berg put the ball in his own net.

Ajax, fresh from a mid-week victory over Manchester City, could only draw 2-2 with Feyenoord after conceding a last-gasp equaliser.

Christian Eriksen gave Ajax a 12th minute lead, but Jean Boetius levelled for Feyenoord nine minutes later.

The Amsterdam club were ahead once again three minutes into the second half through Siem de Jong, but found themselves down to 10 men after 75 minutes following centre half Niklas Moisander's red card.

And Ajax were made to pay as the home side snatched a point in stoppage time through Graziano Pelle.

Ninos Gouriye hit a hat-trick to lead Heracles to a 6-3 win over Heerenveen.

The visitors went in front after four minutes thanks to Filip Djuricic, but were pegged back by Gouriye after 17 minutes.

Samuel Armenteros put the home side in front before Everton extended their advantage.

Gouriye notched his second after 57 minutes, with Alfred Finnbogason scoring Heracles' second, before Gouriye completed his treble mid-way through the second half.

Finnbogason made it 5-3 10 minutes from time, but Thomas Bruns was to end the scoring in stoppage time.

Vitesse Arnhem's title aspirations took a blow as Johann Berg Gudmundsson netted an 88th-minute winner as AZ emerged with a 2-1 victory at the Gelredome.

Roy Beerens' strike six minutes before the break put the visitors one ahead at the interval before Marco van Ginkel brought his side level after 72 minutes.

However Gudmundsson was on hand in the 88th minute to give his mid-table side the win against third-placed Vitesse.

French Ligue 1

Gilles Sunu struck in the dying seconds as Lorient overturned a three-goal deficit to grab a thrilling 4-4 draw at home to Ajaccio.

The visitors looked to have wrapped up the points at half-time thanks to Chahir Belghazouani, Adrian Mutu and an Eduardo Dos Santos double, with Wesley Lautoa's effort looking decidedly lonely for Lorient.

However, Jeremie Aliadiere sparked the second-half fightback with a brace of his own before Sunu's goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time sealed an unlikely point.

Florian Thauvin scored a double as Bastia beat Bordeaux 3-1 to inflict a first Ligue 1 defeat in over six months on Francis Gillot's men.

The 19-year-old Thauvin stunned Les Girondins with two quickfire goals in the opening 17 minutes, Yoan Gouffran managing to respond just before the break.

But when Wahbi Khazri doubled the Corsicans' lead once again with a well-taken free-kick, Bordeaux had no answer and duly lost their first league outing since April.

Marseille's home match against Lyon was postponed due to high winds.

A meeting at the Stade Velodrome during the afternoon [Sunday] saw officials reach the decision. No new date has been set for the fixture.

Swiss Super League

Bottom club Servette pulled off the shock of the weekend in the Super League with a 2-0 victory over current leaders Grasshoppers.

 

Steven Lang gave the home side a ninth minute lead, before Alexandre Pasche ensured the points were safe scoring a second three minutes from time.

St Gallen are just a point behind the leaders with Marco Mathys' first half strike enough to secure victory over FC Thun.

Basle remain eight points off the pace in fourth despite a 2-1 victory against FC Zurich.

Fabian Schar put the visitors in front after six minutes and they doubled their lead just before the half hour mark through Alexander Frei.

Mario Gavranovic converted from the spot with three minutes left, but it was too little, too late as Basle left with the points.

Greek Super League

Bottom side AEK Athens picked up their first Superleague victory of the season after a 1-0 win over Platanias.

Taxiarchis Fountas was the match-winner for the hosts, with his 66th-minute strike taking his side to just one point off safety.

Mid-table sides Giannina and Atromitos played out a goaless draw, while Veria and FC Xanthi also drew 0-0.

Belgian Pro-League

Club Brugge's poor run continued as they fell from the top of the Belgian Pro League table with a 3-2 defeat at home to Lokeren.

 

Brugge were well on their way to a third consecutive defeat in all competitions when they found themselves 3-1 behind shortly after half-time.

Hamdi Harbaoui (16), Nill De Pauw (27) and Ayanda Patosi were all on target for mid-table Lokeren with Mohamed Tchite getting Brugge's sole response on 25 minutes.

Tchite added his second on 71 minutes but the hosts failed to find an equaliser that would have kept them top. Zulte-Waregem now lead the way.

Pablo Chavarria snatched a last-minute equaliser as Kortrijk drew 1-1 at home to Genk. The visitors had opened the scoring through Jelle Vossen on 51 minutes.

Danish Superliga

AGF Aarhus moved up to fourth in the Danish Superliga table with a 4-2 win at Odense.

The visitors saw Osama Akharraz's 16th-minute opener cancelled out by Michael Silberbauer two minutes later but grabbed the lead for good through Mate Vatsadze two minutes after half-time.

Casper Sloth made it 3-1 on 67 minutes and while Odense quickly responded again, through Kasper Larsen, Akharraz settled matters on 70 minutes.

Sonderjyske substitute Eyjolfur Hedinsson scored an injury-time winner to beat Esbjerg 2-1.

Lasse Vibe had scored first for Sonderjyske with Jakob Ankersen responding with 56 minutes played.

Quincy Antipas equalised with nine minutes left to give Brondby a 1-1 draw at FC Midtjylland. Petter Andersson opened the scoring on 55 minutes.

Swedish Allsvenskam

Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson netted a hat-trick as Norrkoping thrashed Sundsvall 4-0 in the Allsvenskam.

Thorvaldsson opened the scoring on eight minutes before Lars Krogh Gerson made it 2-0 with 27 minutes on the clock.

Thorvaldsson put the visitors out of sight just before half-time before completing his hat-trick on 63 minutes.

Helsingborgs were also impressive winners away as they beat last-placed GAIS 3-1.

The game remained goalless until the 63rd minutes, when Jesper Bjorkman struck to open the floodgates.

Substitute Rachid Bouaouzan added a second on 75 minutes before Nikola Djurdjic made the game safe two minutes later. Jakob Olsson grabbed a goal back for GAIS in injury-time.

Shpetim Hasani scored the only goal of the game on 14 minutes as Orebro beat Goteborg 1-0 while AIK came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Syrianska.

Henok Goitom grabbed the leveller on the hour, after Sharbel Touma (42) opened the scoring, before Syrianska had substitute Omar Jawo sent off moments after he came onto the pitch on 86 minutes.

Atvidabergs and Mjallby played out a goalless draw.

Portuguese Liga

Porto rejoined Benfica at the top of the Portuguese Liga table with a 2-1 win at Estoril.

The champions had to come from behind as goals from Silvestre Varela and Jackson Martinez in the space of four second-half minutes decided matters.

Steven Vitoria gave Estoril the lead after nine minutes but, when Varela equalised on 57 minutes, Martinez's winner arrived moments later.

Third-placed Braga remained three points off the top as they won 2-0 at 10-man Maritimo.

Portugal striker Eder scored both goals, on 55 and 86 minutes, before Romain Salin saw red a minute from the end.

Rio Ave battled back from going behind to Barcelos' 36th-minute goal to win 2-1 at home to Nacional.

The match turned on Manuel da Costa's 58th-minute dismissal as Joao Tomas then converted a penalty before Ricardo Tarantini won it in the 89th minute.



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