Eredivisie postpones matches due to snow

The Dutch league’s winter break came a day early Sunday after a

storm dumped snow on pitches and roads across the country, forcing

the postponement of all five matches.

That meant none of the top three teams – FC Twente, PSV

Eindhoven and Ajax – played.

On Saturday, Ivory Coast striker Sekou Cisse scored the only

goal as Feyenoord beat Willem II Tilburg 1-0 to stay fourth and

close the gap with No. 3 Ajax to one point.

Cisse’s goal came just days before his country names its

squad for the African Cup of Nations.

“I have a good chance of going,” he said. “It’s great to play

for my country, but it would not be a disaster if I stay in

Rotterdam.”

Also Saturday, AZ Alkmaar got its first win since Belgium

coach Dick Advocaat took over from the fired Ronald Koeman, beating

ADO the Hague 3-0 after goals by Rasmus Elm and Belgium

internationals Sebastien Pocognoli and Maarten Martens.

In Saturday’s other match, last-place RKC Waalwijk beat

Sparta Rotterdam 4-1 but remained anchored to the foot of the

league. On Friday, Heracles Almelo beat VVV Venlo 1-0.