Eredivisie Roundup, Mar. 28

BY foxsports • March 28, 2010

Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen scored twice Sunday to help Ajax beat FC Groningen 3-0 and reduce FC Twente's lead atop the Dutch league standings to four points.

Demy de Zeeuw and Luis Suarez provided the passes for Vertonghen, who scored both goals with headers. Siem de Jong got the other for Ajax, which stayed second in the standings with 70 points.

Otman Bakkal also netted two goals in PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 win at VVV-Venlo. Balazs Dzsudzsak and Danny Koevermans were also on target for PSV while Ruben Schaken and Ruud Boymans replied for VVV with second-half goals.

FC Twente, which beat Sparta Rotterdam 3-0 Saturday, tops the standings with 74 points. PSV is third with 69 points.

Also Sunday, Feyenoord drew 0-0 against NEC Nijmegen and FC Utrecht beat last-place RKC Waalwijk 2-0 on first-half goals by Dries Mertens and Michael Silberbauer for its fourth straight win.

Defending champion AZ Alkmaar also won 3-0 against Heracles Almelo Saturday while Vitesse Arnhem overpowered Willem II 2-1. Roda JC beat SC Heerenveen 4-2 Saturday.


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