We round up all the action from the penultimate day of Eredivisie matches which saw Ajax crowned Champions.

aja chmThe penultimate round saw all nine Eredivisie matches kick off at the same time, with a number of issues still to be decided at the top and the bottom of the table.

Here are all the results:

Heracles 1-1 Ajax

It was hardly vintage from Frank de Boer’s side, but Ajax got the point they needed to seal a 4th straight Eredivisie title. Midfielder Lasse Schone put the away side ahead with a 30-yard free kick, but Simon Cziommer equalised with another free kick soon after.

Neither side created a real chance to win the game in the second half, and Ajax comfortably held out before they were presented with the Eredivisie trophy.

Feyenoord 5-1 Cambuur 

They may not be winning the title, but Feyenoord sealed a place in the Champions League by hammering Cambuur 5-1 at De Kuip, in Ronald Koeman’s last game in charge at the stadium.

Ruud Vormer gave the home side the lead after 23 minutes, but Cambuur equalised just before half time through Martijn Barto. Feyenoord came flying out of the traps in the second half, with Tonny Vilhena heading them 2-1 ahead.

Graziano Pelle, Vilhena and Jean Paul Boetius added further goals to seal a comfortable win for the home side, with Koeman given a hero’s farewell at full time.

NEC 2-5 Twente

NEC remain in trouble at the bottom of the table after they were hammered 5-2 by Twente in Nijmegen. Things started so well for the home side as Geoffrey Castillion put them ahead after a minute, but Kyle Ebecilio was allowed to dance through the defence to equalise on 29 minutes.

Wout Brama then gave Twente the lead in excellent fashion after 55 minutes, before a Dusan Tadic double plus a goal from Jesus Manuel Corona made it 5-1. Nick Marsman scored an own goal ten minutes before the end to hand NEC a consolation goal, but they now head into the final week only 3 points ahead of Roda JC.

Roda JC 1-2 Groningen 

Roda JC missed a great opportunity to move level on points with second bottom NEC after they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man Groningen.

The home side took the lead on three minutes through a Hateboer own goal, but second half strikes from Richairo Zivkovic and Filip Kostic handed Groningen the win, despite Maikel Kieftenbeld’s red card with twenty minutes to go.

Roda JC are now three points behind NEC with only one game left.

NAC Breda 1-1 RKC Waalwijk

NAC claimed a crucial point to all but confirm their safety, and condemn RKC to the end of season relegation play-offs. Jordy Buijs gave NAC the lead on 34 minutes with a great free kick, but Sander Duits leveled with 18 minutes left.

NAC are three points above RKC going into the final round.

PEC Zwolle 1-2 PSV Eindhoven

PSV moved into 4th place after a hard fought 2-1 win over PEC Zwolle, who’s fans were still in a celebratory mood after the cup win last week. Jurgen Locadia fired PSV into the lead on 20 minutes, but Mustafa Saymak equalised just after the hour mark.

Bryan Ruiz proved to be the match winner as the Costa Rican headed in at the far post to give the away side all three points, and put them on course for the Europa League.

Vitesse 2-2 Go Ahead Eagles

Vitesse’s poor form continued as they were forced to comeback from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw with Go Ahead Eagles. The home side dominated the early proceedings, but Marnix Kolder gave Go Ahead the lead on 30 minutes.

Ten minutes into the second half it was 2-0 with Jarchinio Antonia slipping the ball past Piet Velthuizen, but goals from Guram Kashia, and Davy Propper earned the home side a point.

Vitesse now slip to 5th, and may have to qualify for Europe through the play-offs. Go Ahead Eagles are now assured of their safety.

Heerenveen 4-1 Utrecht

Marco van Basten’s final game in charge at the Abe Lenstra Stadion saw his Heerenveen side hammer Utrecht 4-1.

Maarten De Roon fired in an excellent strike to open the scoring in the first half, while Hakim Ziyech added another from close range on 67 minutes. Young defender Joost van Aken then netted the third before Jacob Mulenga pulled one back in stoppage time.

Alfred Finnbogason sealed the win for Heerenveen in what may have been his final goal at the Abe Lenstra Stadion before a move in the summer.

ADO Den Haag 2-1 AZ Alkmaar

ADO Den Haag are officially safe from relegation after a 2-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar.

Mike van Duinen and Danny Holla scored for the home side, while Marcus Henriksen pulled one back before the end for AZ.




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