There were mixed fortunes for the three Dutch clubs taking part in the Europa League championships on Thursday night.
Amsterdam’s Ajax managed no more than a 2-2 draw against Spanish side Celta in their Group G dual but remain one point clear at the top with seven points from three games.
Rotterdam’s Feyenoord moved to the top in Group A after a 1-0 win over Ukrainian team Zorya and also now seem more likely to move into the knock-out rounds after the winter break.
‘We did not play to Zorya’s strengths and created a lot of opportunities ourselves,’ Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. ‘It’s a good win. Winning at home is the minimum we have to do. We are almost there.’
AZ of Alkmaar, however, lost 1-2 to Maccabi Tel Aviv and languish at the bottom of Group D with just one point from three games.
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