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Feyenoord closes in on title fight, loses to Groningen and Cambur

Santiago Jimenez scored both goals for Feyenoord. Photo: ANP/Olaf Kraak

Feyenoord could win the Eredivisie next weekend at home to the Go Ahead Eagles after a hard-fought thrashing of city rivals Excelsior.

Santiago Jimenez Start scoring in just 10 minutes With a perfect header, the Mexican hit target again 15 minutes from the end, scoring a low shot on Quinten Timber’s through ball.

Coach Ally Slott criticized Excelsior’s decision to leave the artificial pitch without water, saying it slowed the pace of the game and hampered his team.

“I have nothing against artificial turf, but if you don’t water the pitch on the hottest day of the year, you are at a serious disadvantage,” he said.

Feyenoord knew before kickoff that he would have to wait a week to clinch the title. Another Rotterdam team, PSV’s 1-0 victory over SpartaSaturday.

PSV were ahead but had to wait until the 74th minute to force a breakthrough. Fabio Silva won the wrestling match with the right flag, playing a cross that Nick Origi could only palm on Anwar El Ghazi’s pass.

Northern Duo Relegation

PSV are close rivals Ajax and AZ, 0-0 draw at the Johan Cruyff ArenaThe defending champions are now five points behind PSV, but AZ are two more points behind.

The two most northerly teams, Cambuur Leeuwarden and Groningen, were relegated after failing to get the wins they needed against Utrecht and Go Ahead Eagles.

groningen temporarily given hope Ricardo Pepi scored his 12th goal of the season five minutes later, but an equalizer half an hour later by Icelandic midfielder Willam Thor Willamsson sent Green and White to their first season in the Ă–erste Divisie for 23 years. criticized.

Cambuur is Lost 3-0 at home to UtrechtAfter three years at the Leeuwarden club, Sander van der Streak raised their hopes of being the top scorer when Anastasios Dubicas scored twice in the 36th minute with a looping header to take his 16th goal of the season. .

Failure of NEC goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen Give all 3 points to Heerenveen in a match between two teams vying for the final playoff spot in Europe. The NEC were leading 2-1 with eight minutes remaining, but after Sidney van Hooydonk equalized from close range for the 16th time of the season, Cillessen stalked Antoine Colasin’s crooked shot at the near post. rice field.

Twente Emmen relegation fears rise Three goals in the last 20 minutes, including a double for Michel Vrap. Only goal difference keeps the Drenthe side above the playoff place currently occupied by Excelsior.

Fortuna Sittard has taken a big step towards securing its place in the top flight. Second-half goals by Paul Gladon and Umaro Embaro That was enough to see off Vitesse, who could still be sucked back into the danger zone.

Volendam remains one place behind Emmen and Excelsior by two points. Lost to RKC Waalwijk 4-1a result that kept the Brabant side just ahead of Heerenveen on goal difference for the Conference League play-off positions.



RKC Wahlwijk 4-1 Volendam


Ajax 0-0 AZ Alkmaar

Cambur Leeuwarden 0-3 Utrecht.

NEC Nijmegen 2-3 Heerenveen

Sparta Rotterdam 0-1 PSV Eindhoven


Emmen 0-3 Twente Enschede.

Excelsior 0-2 Feyenoord

Fortuna Sittard 2-0 Vitesse Arnhem.

Go Ahead Eagles 1-1 Groningen

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/05/feyenoord-close-in-on-title-as-groningen-and-cambuur-go-down/ Feyenoord closes in on title fight, loses to Groningen and Cambur

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