Saturday 17 August 2019

Three Dutch clubs move into Europa League play-offs

Three Dutch clubs move into Europa League play-offs

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... More >

Ajax move into Champions League play-offs

Amsterdam football club Ajax moves on to the play-off round to qualify for this year’s Champions League competition after a 3-2 home win over PAOK of Greece. The away leg last week ended in a 2-2 draw. The hosts went behind early into the game, but Ajax fought back to score three times to seal the win. Two of the goals came from penalties put away by new captain Dušan Tadić, who missed one earlier in the match. The Dutch... More >

Feyenoord tops football shirt price league

The big three Dutch football clubs have the most expensive supporters shirts in the country but Feyenoord just tops the list with a price tag of €90 for an adult shirt, the AD said at the weekend. The figures come from, which has compared the price of kit sold in official stores across Europe, the paper said. Ajax is just five cents behind Feyenoord and charges €89.95 for an adult shirt, while PSV shirts are five euros cheaper. Fans... More >

AZ top Eredivisie as Ajax and PSV win

AZ Alkmaar and Utrecht share the early lead in the Eredivisie as the only teams to win their opening two matches. AZ won 2-0 at newly promoted RKC Waalwijk, Oussama Idrissi scoring both goals, but Arie Slot’s team have big questions hanging over their heads after a section of their stadium roof was brought down on Saturday in strong winds. The Alkmaar club will have to find alternative venues for their next home games, including Thursday’s Europa League return second... More >

Ajax to extend Hakim Ziyech's contract

Amsterdam football club Ajax has extended the contract of Brazilian forward David Neres to 2023 and is hoping to reach a similar deal with Hakim Ziyech, the AD said on Thursday. The club has lost three key players this season – Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Lasse Schöne – and does not want to see any more leave the squad which was so successful last season, the paper said. Donny van de Beek may also be off to... More >