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Simmons and De Jong dismantle Ajax, Feyenoord close in on title

Xavi Simmons and Luke de Jong celebrate the latter’s opening goal against PSV’s Ajax.Photo: ANP/Maurice Van Steen

PSV secured pole position and finished runners-up in the Eredivisie with a 3-0 win over Ajax.

Ruud van Nistelrooy side Had the Ajax measure from the beginning Luc de Jong took the lead in Eindhoven when he headed in Johan Bakayoko’s cross.

Xavi Simmons scored second from the penalty spot after Ajax goalkeeper Jeronimo Lugli beat the midfielder and his sublime pass set up De Jong’s second 12 minutes before the end .

PSV supporters threw drink containers onto the pitch under new rules introduced by the KNVB after Ajax player Davy Klaasen was injured by a lighter thrown by a Feyenoord fan during a Dutch Cup match earlier this month. Afterwards, the match was briefly suspended early in the second half. .

Groningen’s home match against NEC was abandoned under the same rules after 18 minutes after the assistant referee was hit by a beer in a plastic cup thrown from the stands. was arrested.

The remaining games will be played behind closed doors on Tuesday. This was the second match since the KNVB introduced a rule that if a player or official is hit by projectiles from the crowd, the referee must stop the game.

“Given everything that’s happened in the last few months, especially in football, it’s unbelievable that an individual would do something like that. If you ask me, they’re not right in their heads. Wouter Gudde said.

Last week’s Eerste Divisie match between Willem II and NAC Breda in Tilburg was Abandoned after 74 minutes, shortly after Willem II took a 1–0 lead. That match also ends in an empty stadium at a later date.

Feyenoord March

Feyenoord shake off the grief of withdrawing from the Europa League at midweek, 3-1 win over Utrecht.

Sebastian Szymanski scored in the 15th minute with a fine performance from right-back Marcus Pedersen, before Santiago Jimenez and substitute Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored in the second half.

The result leaves Feyenoord eight points behind PSV, with Ajax trailing by three with four games remaining. The Amsterdam Mars have not finished in the top two since the 2008/9 season.

Fifth place battle between FC Twente and Sparta finished all squares in a 6-goal thriller. Joshua Brenet opened the scoring for Twente in the 22nd minute, but two goals from Tobias Lauritzen put Sparta into the half-time break in the lead.

Two quick goals from Dirk Abels and Václav Czerny put the match in Twente’s favor again, but in the final minute Shrandy Sambo smashed a loose ball and Vito van Kluy sent a free kick over the crossbar. I bounced.

Ole Romeny last minute winner secured Decisive away win for Emmen In a battle against relegation in Heerenveen, Excelsior fell into the relegation play-off spot. Scoreless draw with Vitesse.

The Go Ahead Eagles have taken a big step towards securing Eredivisie football at Deventer next season as goals from Willam Thor Willamson and substitute Xander Blom 2-0 win over Fortuna Sittard.

2 goals with Damon Milani’s header It was enough for Volendam to score all three against Cambur.beat Utrecht at home and unless other results go well, they will be relegated next weekend.



Volendam 2-0 Camburg Leeuwarden.


Groningen 0-0a NEC Nijmegen (scheduled to finish on 25 April)

Heerenveen 2-3 Emmen.

Vitesse 0-0 Excelsior


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Feyenoord 3-1 Utrecht.

Go Ahead Eagles 2-0 Fortuna Sittard

PSV Eindhoven 3-0 Ajax.

Twente Enschede 3-3 Sparta Rotterdam.

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