Eredivisie Roundup, Feb. 21
PSV Eindhoven’s lead in the Dutch league was cut to a single point
on Sunday after it had to settle for a late 1-1 draw with Sparta
Rotterdam as title rival FC Twente beat Willem II 1-0.
Rydell Poepon scored an injury-time equalizer to earn
six-time champion Sparta a point after Otman Bakkal had given PSV
the lead in the 14th minute.
Peter Wisgerhof scored Twente’s winner in the 54th minute to
give his side an important victory.
With 10 rounds to go, PSV tops the 18-team league with 62
points, Steve McClaren’s Twente has 61 and Ajax has 55 after it
hammered Vitesse Arnhem 4-0.
Two Champions League berths are up for grabs for the top two
clubs, while teams finishing from third to ninth will fight for
Europa League places.
Luis Suarez led the rout at the Amsterdam Arena, setting up
Siem de Jong for the opening goal in the 18th minute before adding
another off a rebound, three minutes later.
Vitesse’s Paul Verhaegh scored an own goal in the 27th minute
to extend Ajax’s lead before De Jong made it 4-0 in the 58th.
Earlier Sunday, ADO The Hague held Feyenoord to a 2-2 draw.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who doubles as captain for Feyenoord and
the Dutch national team, diverted Karim Soltani’s cross into his
own net after 10 minutes to put ADO in front.
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum equalized in the 23rd minute
after he was played in by Leroy Fer.
Denmark striker Jon Dahl Tomasson scored off a rebound in the
76th as Feyenoord took lead but Danny Buijs snatched a late
equalizer for ADO, steering the ball home after Robert Zwinkels had
flicked the ball goalwards.
On Saturday, it was: NAC Breda 0, FC Utrecht 2; VVV-Venlo 3,
AZ Alkmaar 3; RKC Waalwijk 1, SC Heerenveen 2 and NEC Nijmegen 0 FC