Eindhoven’s PSV returned to form on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over FC Twente of Enschede, retaining their two point lead in the premier division with just two games to go.
PSV could have scored more but manager Ronald Koeman was clearly relieved that his team had ended its losing streak of the past few weeks. ‘The title race is definitely in our hands,’ he told reporters.
Alkmaar’s AZ and Amsterdam’s Ajax kept up the pressure on PSV with victories respectively against Vitesse (Arnhem) and NAC Breda. AZ and Ajax are both two points adrift of PSV with AZ in second place on goal difference.
AZ manager Louis van Gaal praised his team who shrugged off the disappointment at being soundly defeated by Germany’s Werder Bremen in the UEFA Cup last week. ‘Our next game against SC Heerenveen will not be easy but PSV have also got a tough game against Utrecht, so I am hoping Utrecht will do it for us,’ Van Gaal told the Telegraaf.
Feyenoord’s woes continued with a disastrous 4-1 defeat to lowly-placed Heracles of Almelo. The defeat means the Rotterdam team have dropped to sixth spot in the league, out of the play-off zone for next season’s Champions League. Manager Erwin Koeman said anything could now happen, including him being sacked.
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