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EREDIVISIE-ROUND UP (MATCHDAY 2)

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It is expected from this year that the Dutch championship title race will be open to three greats and that is what happened this weekend.

League champions Feyenoord collected all three points, comfortable victory over Excelsior by 0-1 in a mini-Rotterdam derby. Previously in this fixture, Excelsior almost deserted Feyenoord’s hope to clinch the title with a 3-0 scoreline. So revenge was on. Youngster Boetius, came to fill in the shoes of departed Elia, was upto the job with a clean effort in 12th minute conceals the winner.

Europa league runners-up Afc Ajax overturn a shock defeat to Heracles in the opening day with a 3-1 win over Fc Gronigen. The match saw the returning Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored after about 9 years with a thumping header from Hakim Ziyech’s cross. Ziyech turned provider to scorer in 48th minute with a decisive shot back in the net. Drissi narrowed the gap on 73rd minute but Lasir Schone was there to nail it to complete scoring.
Psv Eindhoven overcome the challange of Nec Breda with a 4-1 win. Strikes from Bergwin, Van Ginkel, Lozano and Hendrix was enough to seal victory.
Vitesse put icing on the cake with an important victory over Roda Jc. Matavz put the away side up at front in 40 minute. But Roda came back into the game through Pasveer’s same-side goal. But Vitesse converted their chances into goals and made it 1-3. Brelns and Kashia the scorers.
Fc Twente fall down to promoted side Venilo by 1-2 scoreline. Two first half goals from Vancrooij and Promes gave them victory. The concillation goal came from Boere of Twente on the 60th minute mark.

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Az Alkamaar open their winning account against Ado Den Haag with a 2-0 win at Afas stadion. In the league’s other game, Labyaad and Desser’s goal made sure Fc Utrecht leave the field with 3 points by 2-0 win over Willem 11. Heerenveen match ended as 1-1 draw with Heracles and Sparta Rotterdam played out a 1-1 draw with Pec Zwolle.