Relegation struggle goes to the wire as ADO gain although Robben sinks Emmen

Bobby Adekanye scored a potentially pricess purpose for ADO. Photograph: ANP/Roy Lazet

ADO Den Haag boosted their hopes of steering clear of relegation from the Eredivisie as an early purpose by Bobby Adekanye attained them a 1- earn in Zwolle.

ADO’s 2nd get in a row usually means just a few details independent the bottom four teams with two matches of the time left.

Emmen’s excellent the latest sort deserted them as they went down 4- to neighborhood rivals Groningen. Arjen Robben, beginning his to start with match given that September 13, played a pivotal position, environment up two ambitions for Alessio da Cruz.

VVV Venlo ended their 12-match shedding streak against RKC Waalwijk, but had been still left ruing the skipped opportunity to claim all three points.

The Limburgers came again from 2-1 down to take a 3-2 lead as a result of Vito van Crooij’s looping header with 10 minutes to go. But a handball by prime scorer Georgios Giakoumakis, who before bagged his 25th of the season, authorized Cyril Ngonge to equalise from the penalty spot.

The other side in the relegation dogfight, Willem II, misplaced 2- to PSV, who took the discipline without the need of Eran Zahavi. The Israeli striker received a phone from the police on his way to the match telling him his spouse and children ended up getting held hostage by armed robbers at his property in Amsterdam.

‘It’s horrible what his wife and primarily his little ones had to go by means of,’ mentor Roger Schmidt mentioned soon after the video game, which ensure his workforce stay a stage forward of AZ in second area. ‘We will give Eran all the assist we can. We gained this video game for Eran.’

Klassieker of faults

A mishap-ridden klassieker involving Feyenoord and Ajax accomplished a entire established of away wins on Sunday as the champions-elect ran out 3- winners. The match showcased two personal targets, a penalty overlook by Feyenoord’s Leroy Fer and crimson playing cards for Edson Alvarez of Ajax and Tyrell Malacia of Feyenoord.

AZ retained up the strain on PSV by beating Fortuna Sittard 1- at household. Albert Gudmunsson secured the details with a initially-fifty percent penalty, but AZ had to struggle a rearguard action in the 2nd half soon after Ramon Leewin was despatched off for a major challenge.

Sparta Rotterdam moved into the last Conference League enjoy-off place with a convincing 3- earn about Vitesse Arnhem in Het Kasteel. Substitute Emanuel Emegha scored his first aim for the club and marked the event by displaying a photograph of former staff-mate Ousmane Kone, who died all through a group outing five decades ago.

Heracles slipped back again to ninth as the derby with Twente Enschede ended all sq., though Heerenveen’s faint hopes of a prime 8 end are correctly over immediately after their goalless attract with Utrecht.

Benefits

Friday

Sparta Rotterdam 3- Vitesse Arnhem

Saturday

AZ Alkmaar 1- Fortuna Sittard

Heerenveen – Utrecht

Twente Enschede 1-1 Heracles Almelo

VVV Venlo 3-3 RKC Waalwijk

Sunday

Emmen -4 Groningen

Feyenoord -3 Ajax

PEC Zwolle -1 ADO Den Haag

Willem II Tilburg -2 PSV Eindhoven

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