Round up of all the matches from the Eredivisie on Saturday, which saw Dordrecht make a perfect start to their first Eredivisie campaign since 1995.

dordrHeerenveen 1-2 Dordrecht

Dordrecht’s came back from behind to shock Heerenveen 2-1 in their first game back in the Eredivisie since 1995.

Heerenveen began the game on top, and took the lead after only 14 minutes when Jordy Buijs cross was headed into the bottom corner by Hakim Ziyech. Striker Mark Uth hit the post for Heerenveen before Dordrecht equalised on 44 minutes, as Giovanni Korte smashed home from just inside the box after Kristoffer Nordfeldt failed to claim a cross.

The home side dominated after the break, but new striker Thomas Dalgaard was unable to inspire his side to victory after coming off the bench, and instead Dordrecht snatched the three points. Heerenveen defender Joost van Aken lost the ball on the edge of the area, allowing Joris van Overheem to fire into the bottom corner with ten minutes to go.

The perfect start to the new season for Dordrecht, while new Heerenveen coach Dwight Lodeweges will rue his sides missed chances in the first half.

Cambuur 1-1 Twente

A late goal from Youness Mokhtar earned FC Twente an undeserved point in Leeuwarden against Cambuur.

After only twelve minuted new Cambuur signing Albert Rusnak, on loan from Manchester City, curled a wonderful free kick into the top corner to give the home side the lead. The goal seemed to shock Twente and they were unable to create any chances to get back into the game before the break.

New Twente signing Kamohelo Mokotjo came off the bench at the break, and his side began to look more dangerous, with Luc Castaignos firing over the bar, while Kasper Kusk saw a shot fly wide after a good run.

Cambuur came close to sealing the win when Michiel Hemmen hit the bar with a header, and they were made to rue the miss as Twente equalised minutes later. Moktar cut inside from the left before his deflected shot looped over Nienhuis in the Cambuur goal.

A point apiece was probably a fair result for both sides, but Twente will need to improve if they are to challenge the top three.

NAC Breda 1-1 Excelsior

Eredivisie new boys Excelsior started the season well by holding NAC Breda to a 1-1 draw.

After 19 minutes Excelsior were awarded a penalty for a foul by Kenny van der Weg, and Jeff Stans made no mistake from the spot to make it 1-0. However the lead lasted for less than two minutes, as Excelsior goalkeeper Jordy Deckers rushed clearance fell to the feet of Adnane Tighadouni, and the midfielder fired first time into the empty net from 25 yards.

The home side hit the post twice through Tighadouni , and Elson Hooi , while Excelsior felt they should have been awarded a penalty late on when the ball appeared to strike Kingsley Boeteng’s arm, but the referee waved it away.

The two sides, who will likely be involved in the relegation battle come the end of the season had to settle for a point apiece in the end.

Heracles 0-3 AZ

Marco van Basten got his reign as AZ Alkmaar boss off to the perfect as his side hammered Heracles 3-0 in in Almelo.

Heracles began the first half brighter with Bryan Linssen going close from a free kick, Oussama Tannane produced a good save from Esteban.

Ten minutes into the 2nd half AZ found the opening goal when Steven Berghuis shot from outside the box found the net, although the Heracles goalkeeper should have done better.

Debutante Guus Hupperts made it 2-0 seven minutes later with a brilliant strike into the top corner, while another new boy Maumer Tankovic sealed the win on 75 minutes, finishing from close range after Berghuis’s shot was parried.

It was a great win for AZ, who go top of the table after day two of the Eredivisie.




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