Feyenoord and PSV will continue in the Europa League after the winter break and AZ of Alkmaar will move into the next stage of the third tier Conference League after Thursday night’s European football action.
PSV and AZ were already assured of overwintering in Europe, and Feyenoord’s 1-0 win over Lazio of Italy pushed them into top place in Group F on goal differences – although all four clubs ended up with eight points from six games. Watch the highlights.
PSV beat Bodø/Glimt 1-2 to seal their second place in Group A, just two points behind Arsenal. Watch the highlights
In the conference league AZ beat Dnipro-1 2-1 at home, to consolidate their lead in Group E. Watch the highlights
The Netherlands will have three clubs in the Europa League after the winter break, given Ajax has moved down from the Champions League. The draw for the next stages takes place on Monday.
The wins also strengthened the Netherland’s coefficient in the key Uefa rankings, and extended their lead over Portugal. The Netherlands is currently in sixth place in the rankings and if the lead is maintained, two Dutch clubs would automatically qualify for the Champions League next season.
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