Forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice as Ajax lifted the KNVB Cup with an emphatic 4-0 win over Willem II on Sunday to keep alive their chances of lifting three trophies this season.
The 35-year-old Huntelaar scored either side of halftime for the Dutch giants after Daley Blind had given them the lead.
Blind and Huntelaar netted within 60 seconds of each other some 10 minutes before the break with Huntelaar then making it 3-0 from close range in the 67th minute.
Fullback Rasmus Kristensen added...
Willem II were held to a 1-1 draw at home by NAC Breda in the battle for points at the bottom of the Eredivisie.
The hosts, on the back of a three-match unbeaten run, broke the deadlock just before half-time through Bartholomew Ogbeche.
The in-form veteran Nigerian striker - with six goals in his previous three appearances - stabbed the ball in following a goalmouth scramble after a corner on 43 minutes.
However, Breda, who beat Excelsior last weekend for a first win in eight Eredivisie matches to climb...
Sam Larsson was on target as Heerenveen bounced back from their heavy defeat against Ajax to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win over Willem II in the Eredivisie.
The hosts slipped to a 5-1 loss against Peter Bosz's side at the weekend, but they clinched three points at the Abe Lenstra Stadion thanks to Larsson's impressive run and finish.
The 24-year-old Swede struck five minutes before the break, displaying great pace to close in on goal before coolly placing the ball under Kostas Lamprou as the goalkeeper...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch football association is opening an investigation and calling for a criminal probe into detailed allegations published on Saturday of the alleged fixing of two matches in the top-tier Eredivisie.
Respected daily De Volkskrant reported that two matches involving Tilburg team Willem II -- against Ajax and Feyenoord -- were fixed during the 2009-2010 season by players allegedly paid by a Singaporean syndicate.
De Volkskrant identified former Willem II and Sierra Leone...