No doubt, Ajax has a striking benefit on goal difference after becoming the first team to score 13 goals in an Eredivisie match. They smashed their own record set in 1972 in the old De Meer stadium when Johan Cruyff scored four goals in a 12-1 thrashing of Vitesse. Lassina Traoré scored five goals, and Brazilian winger Antony cemented base with the first two goals for Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Traoré, who were VVV’s main tyrants.
The home side’s confidence in maintaining the score reputable vanished when Chris Kum was dismissed after 51 minutes for a driving challenge on Antony. Ajax were 4-0 up at that moment and doubled their lead in the next eight minutes, with Daley Blind’s low initiative and then a fast strike. Substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar made it to the dual figures from the penalty spot and Traoré curved off the counter in the 87th minute.
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Vitesse held their first home win over PSV since 1997, with the help of a header by Jacob Rasmussen in the very first half and the second goal was tapped-in by Loïs Openda at 54 minutes, just four minutes later Olivier Bosgcali equalized the goal statistics.
Along with captain Denzel Dumfries, PSV were lacking six players. they supposed they had saved a point in injury time when Bas Nijhuis gave a penalty against Eliazer Dasa for the brash. But the referee reconsidered his decision after an interference from the VAR panel. It did mean, that Vitesse overtook their foes to go second in the panel, making PSV coach Roger Schmidt pained. “The rules are 1000% vibrant that the referee’s conclusion can only be confronted if his decision was evidently wrong,” he stated, “there was not a single reason for him to refer the VAR panel when he was situated five meters from the incident.”
Heerenveen sustained their upright start at the season with a 4-0 win against Emmen, who had two players sent off as they went down in the second half. Henk Veerman scored two of the home side’s goals in a match joined by 15,000 teddy bears, which were positioned on the bare seats of the Abe Lenstra Stadium by the children’s cancer charity Kika. Feyenoord upheld their unbeaten record, thanks to a late counter-attack by Ridgeciano Haps against RKC Waalwijk, four minutes after Ola John’s close-range foray seemed to have grabbed all three points for the Brabant side.
Groningen stirred into the top half of the board, as Jørgen Strand Larsen’s first two goals for the club assisted their 3-1 win at Fortuna Sittard. Though the visitors were missing Arjen Robben due to the injury, Strand Larsen’s prop in the first half and a free-kick by Bart van Hintum preserved all three points.
The quickest goal of the weekend was counted by Twente’s Danilo, who trimmed in Václav Cerny’s pass only after 17 seconds to put his side in advance in Utrecht. But the home side overcame quickly, thanks to Bart Ramselaar’s goal off the crossbar a minute before half-time and a goal by Sander van der Streek earlier in the second period.
Willem II assumed they had made a last-minute win in Zwolle when Jan-Arie van der Heijden shattered in a shot from the edge of the area, but the VAR panel concluded that Sebastian Holmén, was standing in an offside location, was interfering with play. The game finished scoreless.
Sparta is still in a surge of their first win of the season after they were apprehended to a 1-1 draw by Heracles. Abdou Harroui put Sparta forward when his long-range shot was bounced in by Lennart Thy just after half-time, but soon afterward team-mate Adil Auassar was discharged for kicking out at Rai Vloet. Vloet pull on the shirt of Auassar at the same event was overseen and the midfielder shot the equalizer on 75 minutes when he pushed away Kasper Lunding’s cross.
It’s been four times in five games, AZ Alkmaar strived to snatch a draw from the mouth of victory as ADO Den Haag equalized three minutes from time by Michiel Kramer. Arne Slot’s side, which had 15 players misplaced due to positive COVID tests, had twice booked the lead with goals by Albert Gudmundsson in the first half and Jesper Karlsson in the second.
Results of the week-end
Heerenveen 4-0 Emmen PEC
Zwolle 0-0 Willem II Tilburg
Utrecht 2-1 Twente Enschede
VVV Venlo 0-13 Ajax
ADO Den Haag 2-2 AZ Alkmaar
Fortuna Sittard 1-3 Groningen
RKC Waalwijk 2-2 Feyenoord
Sparta Rotterdam 1-1 Heracles Almelo
Vitesse Arnhem 2-1 PSV Eindhoven