Heerenveen boosted their chances of reaching the European playoff spots by defeating PEC Zwolle 2-0 in Friesland.

With Ajax defeating Utrecht, Heerenveen knew a win would put them within touching distance of the 8th spot that will lead to a playoff spot.

Pelle van Amersfoort had a goal disallowed for handball before a Sam Kersten foul led to a penalty for the hosts. Anas Tahiri made it 1-0 from the spot.

In the second half, Tahiri then set up Van Amersfoort to settle the game with a second and PEC Zwolle had no answer to that.

Heerenveen climbs to ninth while PEC Zwolle is in 13th.




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