ADO and VVV relegated from Eredivisie as Willem II and Emmen earn

The death knell for ADO as Abdenasser El Khayati sees his penalty saved. Image: ANP/Vincent Jannink

ADO Den Haag and VVV Venlo have been relegated from the Eredivisie on the next-previous day of the year, while RKC Waalwijk all but assured their area many thanks to a 2-1 gain from FC Twente.

ADO experienced retained their faint hopes alive with two wins in a row, but by 50 %-time they ended up 3- down at home to fellow strugglers Willem II. Abdenasser El Khayati skipped a penalty for ADO in the initial 50 % that would have lower the deficit to 2-1.

VVV faced a challenging task absent to champions Ajax, who received the reverse fixture by a history 13- scoreline. It took just 10 minutes for Devyne Rensch to open up the scoring for the dwelling facet and even though Georgios Giakoumakis netted his 25th intention of the season in the 2nd fifty percent, a 3-1 defeat sealed the Limburgers’ fate.

Willem II’s acquire in The Hague keeps them a point ahead of 16th-placed Emmen, who received 3-1 at residence to Heerenveen. A hat-trick by Sergio Pena, like two penalties, ensured Emmen will at worst go into the close-of-time enjoy-offs, even though 34-calendar year-old Lasse Schöne gained the initially red card of his vocation for a heavy tackle on Emmen’s Jari Vlak.

RKC Waalwijk arrived from behind to conquer FC Twente thanks to two goals early in the second fifty percent by Sylla Sow. RKC are a few details ahead of Emmen but their considerably remarkable objective distinction places them proficiently out of reach.

Emmen stop by VVV on the final working day of the time, whilst Willem II are at dwelling to Fortuna Sittard, whose hopes of snatching the previous European perform-off put took a substantial knock when they conceded an personal injury-time equaliser to Vitesse Arnhem.

Advocaat annoyed

The final result secured fourth area and a place in the Europa Meeting League for Vitesse as Feyenoord could only draw 1-1 in Almelo. Orkan Kökcü gave Feyenoord the lead midway through the next half, but four minutes afterwards substitute Sinan Bakis levelled the scores from the penalty place.

‘We all envisioned to end increased, but we can however partly make up for it by successful the enjoy-offs’, mentioned upset coach Dick Advocaat, whose retirement has been delayed by at least two game titles by the finish-of-time mini-competition.

PSV effectively sealed 2nd position and a put in the qualifying rounds for subsequent season’s Champions League with a cozy house get against PEC Zwolle, whilst rivals AZ ended up held to a – draw in Groningen.

Eran Zahavi directed a coronary heart-shaped gesture at his wife, who was sitting in the pretty much empty stand, right after scoring PSV’s fourth purpose early in the next 50 %. It followed a traumatic week in which the striker’s family members were being held hostage by armed robbers at their house in Amsterdam.

Sparta hold a slim gain in the struggle for eighth position and the final Meeting League perform-off area even with a goalless draw at residence to Utrecht. Sparta’s ultimate match is absent to Heerenveen, while Heracles, who are amount on factors with the Rotterdammers, vacation to AZ Alkmaar.

Fortuna Sittard will have to hope both equally their rivals shed and have to also overturn Sparta’s seven-target advantage though beating Willem II.


ADO Den Haag 1-4 Willem II Tilburg

Ajax 3-1 VVV Venlo

Emmen 3-1 Heerenveen

Fortuna Sittard 3-3 Vitesse Arnhem

Groningen – AZ Alkmaar

Heracles Almelo 1-1 Feyenoord

PSV Eindhoven 4-2 PEC Zwolle

RKC Waalwijk 2-1 Twente Enschede

Sparta Rotterdam – Utrecht

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