Sunday 18 August 2019

Three Dutch clubs move into Europa League play-offs

Thomas Ouwejan, Calvin Stengs and Owen Wijndal celebrate the win. Photo Gerrit van Keulen / HH

Three Dutch Eredivisie clubs – PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord of Rotterdam and Alkmaar’s AZ – will all take part in play-offs for a place in the Europa League group stage following Thursday evening’s third qualifying round.

AZ, playing in The Hague following the partial collapse of their stadium, booked a comfortable 4-0 win over Ukrainian club Mariupol. They meet Royal Antwerp FC next week in a bid to seal a group stage place.

PSV could do no more than a 0-0 draw against FK Haugesund of Norway, but last week’s 0-1 away win was enough to put the Eindhoven team through. PSV will meet Apollon Limassol from Cyprus in the play-offs next week.

Feyenoord was held to a 1-1 draw against Dinamo Tiblisi in Georgia, but last week’s 4-0 home win put the Rotterdammers into the play-offs. They will meet Hapoel Beer Sheva of Israel.

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