The line up for the Eredivisie play-off final has been finalised with Willem II, De Graafschap, NAC Breda and Go Ahead Eagles progressing from Monday’s semi-finals. Below is a round-up of all the action.

willl ncWillem II 5-2 Almere City (6-2 on aggregate)

Willem II romped to the play-off final with Lucas Andersen’s hat-trick inspiring a 5-2 win over Almere City in Tilburg.

Lucas Andersen put the home side fully in control of the tie after only two minutes with his long range effort evading goalkeeper Agil Etemadi and nestling in the net.

Nine minutes into the second half Jordan Peters headed in a second from Andersen’s corner before Kip pulled one back for the away side. Any chance of a comeback was swiftly ended by Erik Falkenburg who made it 3-1 before Andersen netted two quick fire goals to complete his hat-trick. Pelle van Amersfoort pulled one back for Almere City with seven minutes to go but it proved to be only a consolation.

Willem II will now battle NAC Breda as they look to maintain their Eredivisie status.

De Graafschap 2-1 MVV (3-1 on aggregate)

De Graafschap were heavy favourites after their 1-0 win away in Maastricht last week, but it was the away side who took the lead after 21 minutes through Pieter Nys.

Kristopher Vida, who came on as a first half substitute for De Graafschap equalised on 37 minutes after Bryan Smeets shot was parried into his path. The second half was nervy for the home side but in injury time Karim Tarfi netted a volley to secure De Graafschap’s progress.

De Graafschap will now need to see off Go Ahead Eagles if they are to remain in the Eredivisie.

NAC Breda 2-0 FC Eindhoven (2-1 on aggregate)

Down 1-0 from the first leg, the home side had it all to do in Breda, but they took the lead in the first minute to level the tie. Uros Matic had a simple tap in following a corner. NAC dominated after the opener and deservedly found a second goal in the 40th minute with Sjoerd Ars heading in from close range.

NAC survived the second half despite going down to nine men with Enes Unal and Ronnie Stam both seeing red late on. NAC will now face Willem II for a place in the Eredivisie.

VVV Venlo 2-2 Go Ahead Eagles (2-3 on aggregate)

A 90th minute goal by Randy Wolters saw Go Ahead Eagles earn a 2-2 draw in Venlo which sealed their progress to the final.

Go Ahead Eagles had taken the lead through top scorer Leon de Kogel on 12th minutes, but a penalty from Ralf Seuntjen and a Gianluca Nijholt strike turned the game on its head before the break.

The home side missed several chances in the second half and saw a late penalty appeal turned down before Wolters struck in injury time to seal Go Ahead Eagles place in the final against De Graafschap.




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