We pick our team of the week from round 25 of the Eredivisie which saw Ajax extend their lead at the top.

aja siemAjax’s 4-0 win over AZ saw them move six points clear of Twente, who drew 2-2 with Feyenoord, while Vitesse remain in the race after beating RKC 3-1. There were also wins for PSV, Cambuur, Utrecht and ADO Den Haag, who moved clear of the relegation zone. Heerenveen were held 0-0 by NAC, and PEC Zwolle needed a 93rd minute goal to draw 1-1 with Heracles.

Our team of the week is:

Goalkeeper: Remko Pasveer (Heracles)

Pasveer made a number of excellent saves to keep PEC Zwolle out on Saturday, and was unlucky to finally be beaten in injury time in the 1-1 draw. Great performance by the stopper.

Right Back: Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax)

Put in a perfect cross for Siem de Jong to open the scoring for Ajax against AZ. Always looked to get forward, whilst looking solid at the back.

Left Back: Kenny van der Weg (NAC Breda)

NAC came away from Heerenveen with a respectable 0-0 draw, with van der Weg putting in a number of crucial tackled for his side. The left back kept Rajiv van la Parra quiet all game.

Centre Back: Jan-Arie van der Heijden (Vitesse)

Vitesse came under pressure from RKC in the first half on Sunday, and were only 1-0 down at the break thanks to some wonderful defending by Van der Heijden, who was a rock at the back.

Centre Back: Niklas Moisander (Ajax)

Another effortless afternoon at the back for Moisander, as he eased through the 4-0 win over AZ, not giving Aron Johannsson and his team a sniff of goal. Much improved from the Europa League performance on Thursday.

Midfielder: Oscar Hiljemark (PSV)

Ever since Hiljemark has replaced Adam Maher in the PSV starting line-up the results have improved for Phillip Cocu’s men, and the midfielder once again put in a classy performance as they beat NEC.

Midfielder: Valeri Qazaishvili (Vitesse)

The introduction of Qazaishvili at half time when Vitesse found themselves 1-0 down to RKC changed the game, with the midfielder getting the Arnhem side moving forward. He put his side 2-1 up with an excellent curling effort into the bottom corner.

Midfielder: Lerin Duarte (Ajax)

Netted two excellent goals in the 4-0 win over AZ on Sunday, especially the second which was a terrific finish from a tight angle. Other than his goals Duarte hardly put a foot wrong during the game, making tackles when needed, and ending with a 88% pass accuracy.

Attacker: Bryan Ruiz (PSV)

Netted his second goal in two games to put PSV up against NEC, and then laid on the assist for Memphis Depay to seal all three points. Best performance so far from Ruiz in a PSV shirt.

Attacker: Siem de Jong (Ajax)

The captain has been disappointing in his past few appearances for Ajax, but looked back to his best against AZ. Scored the opener with a powerful low finish, and set up Duarte later on to make it 2-0 with a lovely back-heel.

Attacker: Jean Paul Boetius (Feyenoord)

Was called up to Netherlands national team last week, and fully justified his selection with another eye catching performance. Set up Graziano Pelle to open the scoring, before netting the 2nd in the eventual 2-2 draw.




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