The fifteenth round of Eredivisie action got underway with two fixtures taking place on Friday evening. The first of which saw AZ Alkmaar get back to winning ways by hitting Fortuna Sittard for three without reply before reigning Eredivisie champions, PSV Eindhoven put the loss of their 100% league record firmly behind them by putting six past a hapless Excelsior at the Philips Stadion.
Saturday’s action began in Tilburg where Heerenveen made it back-to-back victories by hitting an undermanned Willem II for five.
Elsewhere, title-chasing Ajax closed the gap between themselves and top-of-the-table PSV to just two points once more after putting four past struggling PEC Zwolle.
However, while Saturday’s first two fixtures yielded a whopping eleven goals between them, there were none to be found in The Hague where ADO Den Haag and De Graafschap drew a blank in the day’s final fixture.
Sunday’s Eredivisie action got underway at the Stadion Galgenwaard where FC Utrecht hit Heracles for three without reply – a result which saw Dick Advocaat’s men leapfrog their guests into fourth place in the standings.
Elsewhere, having hit VVV Venlo for four on Thursday evening in a fixture rearranged from earlier in the campaign, Feyenoord posted another four goals to see off the challenge of hosts, FC Emmen and, in the process, record a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions.
In sharp contrast, there were no goals to be found at De Koel where Sergio Padt was the hero in securing Groningen a priceless point from their clash with VVV Venlo.
The fifteenth round of Eredivisie action was brought to a close at the Rat Verlegh Stadion where Arno Verschueren’s 84th-minute effort ultimately proved just enough to see struggling NAC Breda edge out an undermanned Vitesse Arnhem and move off the foot of the table.
Result: Week 11
Feyenoord 4-1 VVV Venlo
Results: Week 15
Fortuna Sittard 0-3 AZ Alkmaar
PSV Eindhoven 6-0 Excelsior
Willem II 1-5 SC Heerenveen
PEC Zwolle 1-4 AFC Ajax
ADO Den Haag 0-0 De Graafschap
FC Utrecht 3-1 Heracles Almelo
VVV Venlo 0-0 FC Groningen
FC Emmen 1-4 Feyenoord
NAC Breda 2-1 Vitesse Arnhem
Click on Steven’s name above to follow him on Twitter