Tuesday 01 December 2020

Vitesse set club points record to stay in touch with Ajax

Vitesse set club points record to stay in touch with Ajax

Vitesse Arnhem kept the gap to Eredivisie leaders Ajax to two points with a hard-won victory over Fortuna Sittard. This season’s surprise packages set a club record of 25 points from their first 10 games in a game in which they dominated territorially but created few clear chances. Oussama Darfalou broke the deadlock in the 71st minute, heading in a corner from the impressive Oussama Tannane, before Chelsea loanee Armando Broja sealed the points by volleying in Tannane’s free-kick from... More >

Ajax two points clear at top of Eredivisie

Ajax went two points clear at the top of the Eredivisie with a routine 5-0 win over Heracles Almelo as Vitesse Arnhem dropped points in Groningen. Ajax were ahead after just five minutes when David Neres’s deflected cross fell at the feet of Larissa Traoré, who fired home from eight yards. Further strikes by Neres and Zakaria Labyad put the Amsterdammers firmly in control by half-time, while Dusan Tadic and Labyad with his second goal completed the scoring. However, Labyad... More >

Poland 1-2 Netherlands: late win for Dutch

The Netherlands completed their Nations League campaign with a comeback win against Poland in Chorzow, but it was not enough to overtake Italy at the top of the group. The Italians’ 2-0 win in Bosnia means they end Group A a point clear of Oranje and progress to the last four of the tournament rather than the Dutch, who were runners-up in in 2019. Oranje went behind in the fifth minute when Kamil Józwiak cut in from the left flank,... More >

Amateur clubs out of Dutch cup

This year’s KNVB Cup competition will continue without amateur clubs because of coronavirus restrictions, the Dutch football association said on Tuesday. ‘The amateur clubs cannot train in a normal way, let alone play a match, and they are now being excluded,’ Jan Dirk van der Zee told a football television show. In total, 26 amateur clubs had a place in the starting line-up of the cup competition, and will miss out on €10,000 in fees because of the exclusion. Eleven... More >

Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Netherlands travel to Poland on Wednesday with their hopes of qualifying for the Nations League knock-out stages hanging in the balance after comfortably beating Bosnia-Herzegovina. However, Italy are favourites to proceed after they beat the Poles 2-0 to go a point clear in Group A. The Italians will qualify with a win in Bosnia on Wednesday, while Oranje must win their last game to have any chance. Two strikes by captain Georginio Wijnaldum in the first 13 minutes put... More >

Oranje settle for 1-1 draw with Spain

The Netherlands warmed up for their crucial Nations League double-header with a 1-1 draw against Spain in Amsterdam. The visitors started the brighter and went ahead after 18 minutes when Sergio Canales took a pass from Alvaro Morata and slipped the ball beneath the diving Marco Bizot. Oranje had already been forced to make their first substitution as Nathan Aké suffered a hamstring in the third minute and was replaced by Donny van de Beek. Four substitutions at half-time, including... More >

Vitesse keep pace with Ajax in Eredivisie

Ajax and Vitesse remain level on points at the summit of the Eredivisie as all five of the top teams won at the weekend. Ajax’s visit to Utrecht ended in a comfortable 3-0 win, but it took until midway through the second half for the Amsterdammers to break the deadlock when an unmarked Davy Klaassen fired in his fourth goal of the season. In a lacklustre game, Dusan Tadic put away a penalty awarded for a challenge on Lassina Traoré... More >