Monday 08 March 2021

Five golds for Suzanne Schulting at world short track skating championships

Five golds for Suzanne Schulting at world short track skating championships

The Chinese and South Koreans may have been missing from this weekend’s short track world speed skating championships because of travel restrictions, but Dutch skater Suzanne Schulting emerged as the big winner of the event. ‘I could not have done any better than I did,’ Schulting told broadcaster NOS after the Dordrecht event concluded. ‘It is fantastic.’ Schulting took part in 14 races during the tournament and won all of them, resulting in a maximum five gold medals, including the... More >

Ajax and PSV both win, Feyenoord hit six

Ajax maintained their six-point lead in the Eredivisie with a 3-1 win over Groningen, while PSV strengthened their claim on second place by beating Fortuna Sittard by the same scoreline. It took just five minutes for Ryan Gravenberch to open the scoring in Amsterdam as he lashed in Dusan Tadic’s pull-back from the goal line. Sebastian Haller added a second 10 minutes after half-time after David Neres sprung the offside trap, before Tadic converted a late penalty at the second... More >

Ajax will take on Vitesse in cup final

This year’s KNVB Cup final will take place on April 18 between Amsterdam football club Ajax and Vitesse of Arnhem. Ajax beat Heerenveen 3-0 to clinch the second final place on Wednesday evening. On Tuesday, Vitesse put out VVV 2-0 in the first semi-final. It is the 26th time the Amsterdammers, who last won the cup in 2019, have been in the final.  Vitesse won the cup for the first time in 2017. More >

Ajax hold lead with late draw in Eindhoven

PSV missed the chance to close the gap on Ajax to three points after Dusan Tadic netted an injury-time penalty in Eindhoven. Eran Zahavi put the home side ahead just before half-time with a flawless free-kick from just outside the area. PSV looked to have wrapped up the game in the 77th minute when substitute Yorbe Vertessen broke away, but the VAR panel spotted the ball brushing his hand just before he headed in. There were angry exchanges after the... More >

Ajax moves into Europa League round of 16

Amsterdam football club Ajax move into the last 16 of this year’s Europa League competition, following a 2:1 home win over French league leaders Lille on Thursday evening. The French side, who lost the first leg at home, pressed from the start, but fell behind to a Davy Klaassen header. In the second half, Lille equalised from a penalty but David Neres made the Amsterdammers’ progression in the competition a certainty with a crucial late clincher. Match report ‘Last week... More >

Ajax stay six points clear of PSV

Ajax won their seventh Eredivisie match in a row to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie, with a game in hand over PSV Eindhoven. Erik ten Hag said his team played a ‘perfect match’ in the first half against Sparta as they scored three times without reply through Sebastian Haller, twice, and Perr Schuurs. Mohammed Kudus added a fourth early in the second half, but Danzell Gravenberch then netted twice for Sparta as Ajax took their... More >

Did Thialf create a tailwind for skaters?

Professional speed skaters and coaches have suggested the Thialf ice stadium in Heerenveen has tampered with the air vents to give skaters an unfair advantage, the AD reported at the weekend. The 600 vents around the rink are used to create ‘a curtain of air’ between the stands and the ice rink to prevent moisture from affecting the ice. Normally positioned to blow the air straight up, they have now been changed to create a tailwind straight into the skaters’... More >