Klaassen double all but secures 35th Eredivisie title for Ajax

Davy Klaassen celebrates his 2nd purpose for Ajax. Picture: ANP/Ed van de Pol

Ajax are just a single position absent from clinching their 35th Eredivisie title just after beating AZ Alkmaar 2- in the Amsterdam ArenA.

Midfielder Davy Klaassen tapped in twice from close array just after AZ had matched the champions for the initial hour of the sport. Despite the fact that Ajax have a 12-place guide with 4 matches to participate in, their outstanding objective difference implies the title is a formality.

‘I’m generally a little bit reserved, but it simply cannot go mistaken now,’ Klaassen reported right after the match, which was view by 7,500 admirers right after supporters had been authorized again into stadiums for the initial time considering the fact that September.

‘It’s a various sensation and a unique atmosphere from the moment you step onto the pitch to warm up,’ reported Klaassen. ‘It’s how it should really b Ajax can put the championship beyond doubt if they prevent defeat at property to Emmen next Sunday.

Defeat for AZ implies PSV have a a few-stage advantage in the race for the next Champions League qualifying position. A penalty by Eran Zahavi proved the distinction against a stubborn Groningen, whilst Roger Schmidt’s side had 3 other prospective targets disallowed, 2 times for marginal offside choices.

Feyenoord unsuccessful to overtake Vitesse Arnhem in the fight for the very last Europa League spot as the two sides performed out a goalless attract in Rotterdam. The most noteworthy incident was the dismissal of Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis for a scything tackle on Maximilian Wittek 15 minutes from the stop.

Willem II gain

At the base of the desk Willem II gained a crucial 3 points towards fellow strugglers RKC Waalwijk to shift to in just a point of their opponents. Vangelis Pavlidis scored the winner on 54 minutes when he put absent a rebound immediately after his initial shot came back off his workforce-mate Kwasi Wriedt.

Emmen stayed on program for their wonderful escape as a hat-trick by Michael de Leeuw against Heracles gave them their third league gain in a row. De Leeuw scored twice in the closing minutes following Rai Vloet seemed to have earned a level for the visitors in the 82nd minute.

The Drenthe side moved up to 16th area earlier mentioned the cost-free-falling VVV Venlo, who took on Sparta without the need of the league’s top scorer, Giorgios Giakoumakis. Goalkeeper Thorsten Kirschbaum retained the Limburgers in competition right until the stop of the very first 50 percent, when he was mistaken-footed by Laros Duarte’s deflected shot, ahead of Bryan Smeets secured VVV’s 11th successive league defeat in the 67th minute.

The crew ending 16th will go into a play-off level of competition with 6 groups from the Keuken Kampioen Divisie next thirty day period to choose who joins the two automatically promoted clubs.

ADO sink further

Base club ADO Den Haag, meanwhile, are nine details adrift of safety and 8 points absent from the engage in-off zone following going down 3- at household to Fortuna Sittard.

PEC Zwolle, revitalised less than new coach Bert Konterman, overcame the loss of their major scorers Henk and Joey Veerman as a result of coronavirus infections to file their 3rd win in four matches at Heerenveen. Pelle Clement marked his initial start out due to the fact the start of March with a intention and an support for veteran defender Bram van Polen.

Utrecht boosted their chances of a area in the Europa League enjoy-offs at the cost of FC Twente, who misplaced their 3rd league match in a row. Danilo set Twente forward after 28 minutes but Utrecht turned the game all around early in the second 50 % through Sander van de Streek and Gyrano Kerk.



Willem II Tilburg 1- RKC Waalwijk


Heerenveen -2 PEC Zwolle

PSV Eindhoven 1- Groningen

Sparta Rotterdam 2- VVV Venlo


ADO Den Haag -3 Fortuna Sittard

Ajax 2- AZ Alkmaar

Emmen 3-1 Heracles Almelo

Feyenoord – Vitesse Arnhem

Twente Enschede 1-2 Utrecht


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