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AZ takes over as Eredivisie leader after all drop points in ‘Big Three’

Michael Lard scored AZ’s fourth goal in Groningen.Photo: ANP/Ed van de Pol

AZ Alkmaar are the new leaders of the Eredivisie after a 4–1 win over Groningen and making the most of mistakes from the top two players.

Jesper Carlson made an immediate impact Upon returning to the AZ first team after a four month absence. Just three minutes after Dani De Witt pushed away with a rebound to score the second goal in the 19th minute, the Swedish winger had a shot.

The surprise of the weekend was former leaders PSV’s 3-0 defeat to Camburg Leeuwarden.

Sylvester van der Water’s sharp effort gave Cambur the lead in the 54th minute, before Mitchell Paulisen and Say van Wermeskerken put in second-half shots. won a historic victory.

“We’ve analyzed PSV a lot and looked at where we could hurt them,” said assistant coach Pascal Boschardt. “That’s what we did and it’s been great in all departments.”

Ajax missed their chance to return to the top after kicking off after the PSV game ended. Tie at home to Eagles go aheadDavy Klaassen put the champions ahead just before half-time, but Willum Thor Willumsson’s breakaway goal secured the points for the visitors.

Feyenoord missed a chance to level with Ajax. Had to settle for a draw at the NEC, shared points for six games in a row. Central defender Yvan Marquez equalized in the first half after Quinten Timber gave Feyenoord the lead.

Twente Close Gap

Twente Enschede Closed within the Rotterdammers point They scored a convincing 3–0 victory over troubled Vitesse, giving new coach Philippe Cocu an unforgettable debut. Guis Soumal scored with a shot from 25 meters from a corner kick.

Sparta Draw at RKC Waalwijk Despite being reduced to 10 when Shrandi Sambo was sacked for a heavy challenge to Roy Kuipers. However, 13 minutes later Arno Verschulen scored with a header in the second match.

Header by Sander van der Streek Proved the difference in Utrecht with Excelsiora goalless draw at home to Heerenveen lifted Emmen off the bottom of the table.

The last place is now occupied by the newcomer Volendam. left the sittard empty-handed Thanks to a spectacular long-range attack by Portuguese debutant Umaro Embaro and a flying volley by Ogujan Ojakup.



Ajax 1-1 Go Ahead Eagles

Camburg Leeuwarden 3-0 PSV Eindhoven.

Groningen 1-4 AZ Alkmaar

Twente Enschede 3-0 Vitesse Arnhem.


Emmen 0-0 Heerenveen.

Excelsior 0-1 Utrecht

Fortuna Sittard 2-0 Volendam

NEC Nijmegen 1-1 Feyenoord

RKC Waalwijk 2-2 Sparta Rotterdam

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