With two games to play, the Eredivisie title race is exciting, although Ajax already have a hand on the trophy. The defending champions equalized this afternoon, but this ‘stumble’ was not taken advantage of by PSV Eindhoven.
But let’s start with Ajax. In Alkmaar, the league leaders prevailed with a 2-2 draw. This despite starting to win, with a goal from Brian Brobbey, assisted by Kenneth Taylor.
In the second half, in 13 minutes, AZ did the trick: Vangelis Pavlidis responded in the best possible way to Owen Wijndal’s cross, with a fine header in the 62nd minute, and Hakon Evjen completed the come back fifteen minutes from the end, assisted by Jesper Karlsson.
Four minutes into the 90s, Edson Álvarez had more of a header than anyone and saved a point for the Amsterdam icon after a corner from Berghuis.
In Rotterdam, Roger Schmidt’s PSV Eindhoven drew the derby against Feyenoord, also 2-2.
Cody Gakpo was one of the highlights of the game, with a brace in less than half an hour: he made it 1-0 in the 16th minute, assisted by Joey Veerman, and extended the gap at the 29th minute, after a pass from Zahavi.
In the dying minutes, Schmidt, a coach who has already signed with Benfica for next season, launched Portugal’s Bruma onto the pitch. And it was already after that that the future coach of Benfica saw life go back.
Cyriel Desseres reduced in the 86th minute and, in added time, at 90+6 minutes, he scored a brace and “stole” two precious points from the Eindhoven team, who failed to reach the top of the ranking.
With six points to play, Ajax and PSV are only separated by four: Erik’s men see Hag receive Heerenveen (eighth) in the next round – if they win, they revalidate the title – and play at home with Vitesse (sixth place) on the last lap.
Schmidt’s men will face ninth-placed NEC Nijmegen at home and travel to Zwolle in the 34th and final round.