PSV wrap up second place, Ajax are downed by Twente

Xavi Simons celebrates his winning goal. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP

PSV Eindhoven wrapped up a difficult week with a 1-2 win over AZ, ensuring the club of second place in the Eredivisie and a place in the Champions League preliminary competition.

Earlier this week, coach Ruud van Nistelrooij stepped down with immediate effect, saying he did not have enough support at the club.

Xavi Simons scored twice for PSV, netting the winner in injury time.

In Enschede Ajax lost 3-1 to FC Twente, and end in third place in the league. It is the first time since 2009 that Ajax have failed to place in the top two and the Amsterdammers must now take part in the play-offs for a place in the Europa League.

Ajax have had a difficult season and pressure is mounting on director Erwin van der Sar to get his house in order.

“We made a lot of unnecessary mistakes today, and it is a crap way to end the season,” said acting coach John Heitinga, who stepped up to replace sacked coach Alfred Schreuder in February. Heitinga told ESPN he will talk to the club about his future next week.

The club has made one new signing for next season – Branco van den Boomen is joining the club from Toulouse. Van den Boomen, 27, played for Ajax as a teenager and is the first signing for new technical director Sven Mislintat.

Feyenoord, who clinched the league title two weeks ago, lost 0-1 to Vitesse.

Match results
Final standings

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