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Feyenoord keep prime as AZ share spoils in 10-goal Greek drama

Tasos Douvikas scored a hat-trick and arrange the opposite two as Utrecht drew 5-5 at AZ. Picture: ANP/Ed van de Pol

Feyenoord keep on prime of the Eredivisie regardless of being held to a attract Twente as nearest rivals AZ Alkmaar additionally shared the factors with Utrecht in a 10-goal thriller.

The outcomes imply simply six factors separate Feyenoord from fifth-placed Twente, as Ajax ended a seven-game streak with no win and PSV rebounded from their midweek defeat at Emmen.

Feyenoord took the lead in Enschede after half-hour when Santiago Gimenez headed in Sebastian Szymanski’s pullback, just for Joshua Brenet to equalise from an nearly an identical transfer within the 68th minute.

The Rotterdammers then appeared to have been denied a transparent penalty when Robin Pröpper swiped a excessive cross away together with his hand, a choice branded ‘unacceptable’ by coach Arne Slot.

AZ rotated an early 2-0 deficit in opposition to Utrecht to guide 3-2 after simply 33 minutes, with Vangelis Pavlidis bagging two smash-and-grab objectives after his Greek compatriot Tasos Douvikas had scored twice for Utrecht.

However after Nick Viergever poked dwelling an equaliser shortly earlier than half-time, Douvikas – who additionally had a purpose disallowed for offside – swept in a cross from Taylor Sales space to finish his hat-trick.

Mees de Wit levelled the scores simply 5 minutes later and AZ appeared to be going prime of the desk when Pavlidis bagged his third on 78 minutes, just for Sander van de Streek to nod the ball over AZ goalkeeper Mathew Ryan two minutes later for the fourth and decisive equaliser of the match.

Ajax cease rot

Following the departure of Alfred Schreuder, Ajax’s interim coach John Heitinga loved a successful begin at Excelsior to finish the membership’s worst run of outcomes for the reason that Nineteen Sixties.

Dusan Tadic scored the opener from the penalty spot and arrange the essential second purpose for Davy Klaassen simply earlier than half-time, after Excelsior had levelled via Redouan El Yaakoubi. Mohamed Kudus and Devyne Rensch added to the scoreline within the second half.

PSV stayed in contact with the leaders with a workmanlike victory at dwelling to Go Forward Eagles, with objectives from Joey Veerman and Anwar El Ghazi. ‘I assumed the response from the group as we speak was glorious,’ coach Ruud van Nistelrooy stated, referring to the 1-0 loss in midweek at Emmen.

The Drenthe facet slipped again into the play-off zone with a 2-0 defeat at RKC, whereas Volendam beat Groningen 3-2 within the relegation battle with a late purpose from Robert Mühren to consign their opponents to a seventh straight loss.


Cambuur stay degree on factors with their northern rivals on the backside after their match in opposition to Fortuna Sittard turned on a VAR intervention within the 78th minute, with the Friesland facet main 1-0 via Mees Hoedemakers’ first-half strike.

Fortuna Sittard’s Rodrigo Guth was proven a pink card for a foul within the space and Cambuur had been awarded a penalty, just for the video panel to rule that Fortuna ought to have been given a spot-kick seconds earlier for a foul on Burat Yilmaz. Guth stayed on the sphere, Yilmaz dispatched the penalty for Fortuna and Inigo Córdoba accomplished the comeback with the successful purpose six minutes later.

Vitesse eased their relegation worries by coming from behind at Heerenveen to report their first win in 9 matches, whereas Sparta and NEC shared the factors in a 1-1 attract Nijmegen.



AZ Alkmaar 5-5 Utrecht

Heerenveen 1-3 Vitesse Arnhem

NEC 1-1 Sparta Rotterdam

PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Go Forward Eagles

RKC Waalwijk 2-0 Emmen


Cambuur Leeuwarden 1-2 Fortuna Sittard

Excelsior 1-4 Ajax

Twente Enschede 1-1 Feyenoord

Volendam 3-2 Groningen

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