Amsterdam: AZ Alkmaar was back on top of the Dutch league after Maarten Martens’ two second-half goals earned a 2-0 win over Excelsior Rotterdam on Saturday.
Dmitry Bulykin and Nicolas Lodeiro each scored as Ajax notched its first league win of the year by beating NAC Breda 2-0.
PSV Eindhoven can join AZ on the summit with a home win against De Graafschap on Sunday.
Also, Sanharib Malki’s lone goal inspired Roda JC to a 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen.
Regional neighbor Heracles Almelo beat FC Twente 3-2 on Friday as coach Steve McClaren lost for the first time since his winter break return at the club.
It is not pleasant at all that I had to approach the court but there was no option left for me. I am glad that I have been proved right and it has lifted my morale ahead for the Asian Games.
Manoj Kumar, Indian boxer