PSV Eindhoven wins 2nd straight Dutch Eredivisie title

May 8, 2016

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) PSV Eindhoven successfully defended its Dutch league title by beating PEC Zwolle 3-1 Sunday as Ajax could only manage a 1-1 draw at second-last De Graafschap Doetinchem.

It was the second straight Eredivisie title for Phillip Cocu's PSV and the 23rd in the Eindhoven club's history.

Ajax went into the final day of the season ahead of PSV on goal difference and only needed to beat De Graafschap to seal its 34th Dutch league title.

Amin Younes gave Ajax the lead in the 16th, but Bryan Smeets leveled the scores 10 minutes after the break and Ajax could not break through for a winning goal in the remainder of the second half.


In Zwolle, Juergen Locadia opened the scoring and captain Luuk de Jong scored twice.