Fenerbahce secured a 1-0 victory over Benfica courtesy of a goal from Egeman Korkmaz, making up for a missed penalty from Cristian Baroni on the stroke of half-time, to give them control of their UEFA Europa League semi-final.
After being held for more than an hour, Portugal capitalised on assuming a numerical advantage to beat Azerbaijan 2-0, with Bruno Alves and Hugo Almeida getting the goals.
Five games pit table-toppers against close rivals on Matchday 4 of European Zone qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, as FIFA.com explains.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento is sweating over the fitness of three key players - Cristiano Ronaldo, defender Pepe and midfielder Raul Meireles - for Friday's Brazil 2014 qualifier against Russia in Mos
PSV Eindhoven thrashed in-form Napoli 3-0, Udinese produced an upset against Liverpool, Marseille returned to fine form with five goals, and Fenerbahce recorded a 4-2 victory at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Raul Meireles has revealed former Liverpool team-mate Dirk Kuyt persuaded him to join Fenerbahce, insisted the Turkish giants are as big as Chelsea, and discussed his determination to win trophies with his new club.