Sunday 23 January 2022

Ajax back on top as Mazraoui thunderbolt earns win in Eindhoven

Ajax back on top as Mazraoui thunderbolt earns win in Eindhoven

Ajax overtook PSV at the top of the Eredivisie as Noussair Mazraoui’s long-range winner proved the difference in a tense top-of-the-table clash. The champions went ahead in Eindhoven when Brian Brobbey headed in Dusan Tadic’s cross in the 34th minute for his third goal in two matches. Ajax suffered a blow when the on-loan striker limped off injured minutes later, and early in the second half conceded an equaliser when Mario Götze punished a defensive lapse by Jurriën Timber. PSV... More >

Dutch dominate European skating

Dutch skaters topped the medal table at this weekend’s European speed skating championships this weekend, taking 11 out of 14 golds. The Dutch took both the men and the women’s team pursuit titles as well as the mass start for women, and the the 1,000 metres and 1,500 metres for both men and women. In total, the Dutch won 21 medals at the three day championships, which took place at the Thialf stadium in Herenveen. Wat. Een. Weekend. 🧡 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥉🥉#SamenSterker... More >

Verstappen, Hassan win Dutch sports titles

Distance runner Sifan Hassan and Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen have been chosen as sportswoman and sportsman of the year by Dutch sports body NOC*NSF. Verstappen became the first Dutchman to win the Formula 1 title, which he took earlier this month at the age of 24. Hassan won gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics, as well as bronze in the 1,500 metres. Both have won the titles earlier – Verstappen in 2016 and... More >

PSV a point ahead midway through season

Ajax prevailed in a gritty Klassieker against Feyenoord in Rotterdam to keep within a point of league leaders PSV at the halfway point of the season. In a match where yellow cards were more prominent than chances, the visitors took the lead just before half-time when Marcos Senesi diverted a cross into his own net. Dusan Tadic scored the second from the penalty spot following a clumsy challenge by Reiss Nelson on Devyne Rensch. Feyenoord coach Arie Slot acknowledged that... More >

PSV 'do a Verstappen' to lead Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven have gone top of the Eredivisie, a point clear of Ajax, following a dramatic late comeback against NEC Nijmegen. Carlos Vinicius tapped in a 90th-minute winner for PSV, 10 minutes after substitute Yorbe Vertessen had headed in an equaliser as Roger Schmidt’s side piled on the pressure. NEC had led since the eighth minute when Magnus Mattson tucked away the rebound from a Lasse Schöne free-kick. Earlier Ajax suffered their third defeat of the season at home to... More >