Eredivisie postpones matches due to snow

Eredivisie postpones matches due to snow

Published Dec. 20, 2009 12:00 a.m. ET

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.