Ricardo Nunes on target as Zilina beat Zlaté Moravce
Posted: 26 November 2012 Time: 09:47
Bafana Bafana left-back Ricardo Nunes was on target this weekend as he helped his Slovakian side Zilina to a crucial 4-1 victory over Zlaté Moravce.
Nunes converted a penalty in the first half to put his side on course for the win against their title rivals, which leaves them in third, one point behind Zlate and seven behind leaders Slovan Bratislava.
Bongani Khumalo was left out of the PAOK side for the biggest game of their season as they held Greek League leaders Olympiakos to a 1-1 draw. Khumalo was on the bench for the game, which leaves PAOK eight points behind their rivals in the championship.
It was also not a great weekend for Kagisho Dikgacoi as Crystal Palace lost their first match in 15 in the English Championship. The Eagles lost 2-1 at Leeds United and slipped to second on the table behind Cardiff City.
Dean Furman was on the pitch for Oldham Athletic as they picked up an important 1-0 victory against fellow League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town, which puts some breathing space between them and the relegation zone.
Steven Pienaar played for Everton as they were held 1-1 by Norwich City in the English Premiership, but there was no sign of Andrew Surman for The Canaries.
Ayanda Patosi and Daren Keet both picked up wins in Belgium, but Anele Ngcongca’s Genk were held 1-1 by OH Leuven on Sunday. Ngcongca returned to right-back for the game, and the result leaves Genk eight points behind leaders Anderlecht.
Patosi’s Lokeren stayed in title contention with a late 2-1 win over Mons that keeps them in third, four points off the pace. Keet’s Kortrijk completed a 3-1 home success over Cercle Brugge and are in sixth, nine points back.
Siyanda Xulu was back on the bench for FC Rostov as they won 2-0 at home to Mordovia Saransk on Friday night to ease their relegation woes.
Kamohelo Mokotjo was again missing for Feyenoord, amid the news last week that the Dutch club are looking to offload him in January.
Finally, South African-born Dani Amos was in goal for Israeli champions Hapoel Kiriat Shmone as they won 2-0 at Bnei Yehuda.