Feyenoord One Win Away To Clinch First Dutch League Title Since ’99
With Ajax losing 1-0 to PSV and Feyenoord beating Vitesse 2-0 on Sunday, league leaders Feyenoord only need one victory to clinch their first Dutch championship since 1999.
Three days after reaching the semifinals of the Europa League after an extra time match against Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Ajax had to be at their best to beat PSV in Eindhoven. The team (coached by Peter Bosz) was not at its best and looked tired. Jurgen Locadia handed PSV the 1-0 win with a stunning free-kick in the 25th minute.
Feyenoord had expected a difficult afternoon in Arnhem against Vitesse, but the league leaders decided the match at an early stage. Nicolai Jorgensen opened the scoring from a rebound at close range in the 10th minute and the Danish topscorer of the Eredivisie produced his 21st goal of the season with a header in the 28th minute.
With their 25th win of the season, Feyenoord are now on 79 points with two match rounds remaining. Ajax are second on 75 points and reigning champions PSV are third with 72 points. Feyenoord can secure the championship with a win in the next match round, on May 7 away at Rotterdam neighbors Excelsior.
Also on Sunday, FC Utrecht strengthened to fourth place with a 1-0 win over Roda JC Kerkrade. Zakaria Labyad became the match winner with a free-kick in the 87th minute. One week before the Dutch Cup final against Vitesse, AZ beat FC Twente 2-1 on Saturday. AZ now are fifth and Vitesse sixth.