VVV-Venlo has been deepened even more by Heracles on Saturday. The team of the under pressure coach Robert Maaskant received a huge beating in Almelo with 6-1.
Heracles grabbed VVV by the throat from the start and got huge opportunities through Mats Knoester and Mauro Júnior. Halfway through the first half, the justified opening goal was scored when Alexander Merkel was given the freedom to score from the edge of the penalty area.
VVV also had no answer to Heracles' varied attack game, which, thanks to a nice goal by Silvester van der Water, doubled the score before halftime, and after halftime via Cyriel Dessers (2x) and Mauro Júnior led to 5-0.
With a beautiful free kick, Peter van Ooijen managed to save VVV's honor in the 74th minute, but the final chord was for Dessers. On the instructions of Van der Water, the Belgian (who also provided two assists) completed his hat trick.
Fortuna records important victory
Fortuna Sittard booked an important victory over direct competitor ADO The Hague. The Limburgers won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Amadou Ciss.
Fortuna therefore jumps over ADO in the stand. The team of trainer Sjors Ultee climbs to fourteenth place in the Eredivisie, the Hagenaars fall to the sixteenth position and are now under the after-competition line.
For Fortuna it was the second home win at ADO The Hague in ten days. Last week the cup match in Sittard between both clubs ended in 3-0.
ADO seemed to have started the way up in the Eredivisie. Last week the team of coach Fons Groenendijk drew 1-1 against sc Heerenveen, a week earlier there was stunting in Arnhem against Vitesse (0-2).
ADO misses out on chances
Fortuna took the lead on the stroke of peace. The Senegalese attacker Ciss got a high ball in the penalty area a bit happy for his feet and hit hard hit.
ADO took more risk in the second half, but the justified equalizer did not materialize. The biggest chance was for Tom Beugelsdijk, who hit the post from the rebound after Lex Immers was prevented from scoring by goalkeeper Alexei Koselev.
Fifteen minutes before time ADO thought it would come alongside. After all, he hit home via his teammate Tomás Necid. The Czech invader, however, turned out to be offside, so the party for ADO did not go ahead after VAR intervention.
View the results of the stand in the Eredivisie