Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog!

Here I, Mitch Marinus, will keep you informed about the duels in the Eredivisie.

  • LIVE:

  • Feyenoord-AZ


  • Results:

  • Twente-VVV 0-1

  • Utrecht-Sparta 1-0

  • Fortuna-Ajax 1-2

Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days


The ball rolls in De Kuip and so the top match between Feyenoord and AZ has started.

Who finds the connection with Ajax, Vitesse and PSV?

Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

The players enter the field of De Kuip while 'You'll Never Walk Alone' sounds through the speakers.

Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

What does the top of the rankings look like at the moment?

  • Ajax 18-44 (60-14)

  • Vitesse 18-41 (32-13)

  • PSV 18-40 (43-19)

  • Feyenoord 17-35 (32-13)

  • AZ 17-34 (41-25)

  • Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

    Last season the Alkmaarders won 0-3 in De Kuip.

    The goalscorers on behalf of AZ were the three regular forwards from last season: Myron Boadu, Calvin Stengs and Oussama Idrissi.

    Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

    We are shifting our focus to De Kuip, where the players of Feyenoord and AZ are fully engaged in warming up.


    😤 Getting ready!

    #AZ #freken


    Avatar Author AZMoment of places15: 26 - January 24, 2021

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    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    ⏫ - @fcutrecht wins 1-0 against Sparta and passes the team from Rotterdam in the all-time ranking of most Eredivisie victories.

    #utrspa #eredivisie


    Avatar AuthorGracenoteNetherlandsMoment of places15: 34 - January 24, 2021

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days


    Othman Boussaid can laugh with joy and perhaps also with relief.

    With a great goal, the substitute is the match winner in a poor duel between FC Utrecht and Sparta.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days


    VVV-Venlo takes three important points thanks to a goal from Torino Hunte to stay away from the bottom places.

    The Venlo residents are in fourteenth place with nineteen points.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    88 'GOAL FC Utrecht!


    What a goal from the foot of Othman Boussaid!

    It is a goal that does not fit in this game at all, but that does not make it any less beautiful.

    The substitute takes the ball from the edge of the penalty area in one go on the slipper and shoots the ball behind Sparta goalkeeper Okoye.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    82 'Utrecht and Sparta are heading for a bloodless draw, but René Hake hopes to decide the game in his favor with two substitutions.

    Remco Balk makes his first minutes in the Utrecht shirt and Urby Emanuelson also comes in.

    The match is over for Bart Ramselaar and Adam Maher.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    Torino Hunte seems to be the match winner in the game between FC Twente and VVV-Venlo.

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    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    78 'GOAL VVV-Venlo!


    Torino Hunte just fired a warning shot at the goal of Drommel and now he still makes the 1-0.

    The VVV attacker makes his first goal since April 29, 2018.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    77 'Narsingh finds Danilo, who tries with a spectacular bicycle kick.

    The Brazilian's attempt goes sky-high and even gets a yellow card for dangerous play.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    72 'Phew, there is almost the lead of VVV visiting Twente.

    Torino Hunte shoots in low and hard, but Drommel is in the corner in time to stop the ball.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    68 'Van de Streek has a good cross in his legs, but Beugelsdijk prevents Dalmau from typing in just in time.

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    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    66 'Narrow puts Danilo in position perfectly, but the Brazilian shoots the ball past.

    Danilo did not score in the last four games and seems to have lost his sharpness at the start of the season.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    After just over an hour of play, Luciano Narsingh comes within the lines of FC Twente.

    The Feyenoord mercenary makes his first minutes in the shirt of the Enschede team.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    60 'VVV goalkeeper Kirchbaum can breathe a sigh of relief after a cross from Twente defender Gijs Smal almost seems to fly in.

    Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

    No changes at AZ

    Just as with the team from Rotterdam, we also see no changes at the Alkmaarders compared to the last Eredivisie game (2-1 win against ADO).

    That means that Zakaria Aboukhlal, who was important in the victory over the Hagenaars with two goals, has to settle for a role as a reserve player again.

    Setup AZ:


    Sugawara, Hatzidiakos, Martins Indi, Wijndal;

    Midtsjø, Stengs, Koopmeiners;

    Gudmundsson, Boadu, Karlsson.

    Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

    Feyenoord starts with Haps as attacker

    Dick Advocaat has a reasonably fit selection and starts against AZ with the same eleven names as in the Classic.

    That means that Nicolai Jørgensen in the striker is preferred to winter gain Lucas Pratto and Ridgeciano Haps starts as an winger against the Alkmaarders.

    Luis Sinisterra can play less than ninety minutes and starts on the bench.  

    Line-up Feyenoord:


    Geertruida, Spajic, Senesi, Malacia;

    Fer, Diemers, Toornstra;

    Berghuis, Jørgensen, Haps.

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    Eredivisie · in 2 days


    The second half starts at Twente-VVV and at Utrecht-Sparta.

    Will we see more goals in the second act?

    Feyenoord-AZ · in 2 days

    It may not have the allure of a top match, but this afternoon is really another top match of this month on the program.

    AZ and Feyenoord kick off at 4.45 pm in De Kuip.

    Matches without you in @DeKuip: you never get used to it ...


    Avatar Author Feyenoord Rotterdam Moment of places 13: 25 - 24 January 2021

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days


    The better chances in Stadium Galgenwaard belong to FC Utrecht, but the score is still in balance: 0-0.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days


    With Georgios Giakoumakis (16 goals) and Danilo (11 goals) there are two players on the field who can easily find the net this season, but at half time it is still really 0-0 in Enschede.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    43 'Zerrouki makes a foul around the middle line on VVV top scorer Giakoumakis, after which the Greek shouts out.

    The 22-year-old Zerrouki receives a yellow card from referee Martin van den Kerkhof.

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    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    In De Galgenwaard we see the same game image as in the Grolsch Veste.

    The home team is much stronger, but leaves the chances to take the lead.

    For the time being, the visitors limit themselves to defending.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    Twente is lord and master in-house in the first quarter of the match.

    The tukkers could have opened the score for a long time, but especially with Danilo, scoring is no longer as easy as before the winter break.

    On the other hand, Giakoumakis has not yet been deployed.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    The FC Twente players gave their teammate Vaclav Carný a heart during the warm-up.

    The Czech attacker suffered a serious knee injury against Ajax last week and will miss the rest of the season.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    14 'The home team is also the boss in the opening phase in Utrecht.

    Kerk has to open the score when he shows up free for Okoye, but lingers too long.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    13 'The home team has firmly taken the initiative in its hands.

    Narrow is the next close to a goal, but the swipe from the left back hurtles past the intersection.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days

    4 'Twente-VVV is the duel between top scorers Giakoumakis (sixteen goals) and Danilo (eleven).

    The Brazilian from Twente has the first opportunity to boost his season total, but runs into Kirschbaum's legs.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days

    1 'Ramselaar quickly gets the first chance in Utrecht.

    The occasional left winger, however, runs into Okoye's legs.

    Eredivisie · in 2 days


    The ball rolls at FC Twente-VVV-Venlo and FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam.

    These are all teams from the extensive middle bracket, so points count as good as double today.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    Difficult victory brings Ajax back three points

    Thanks to an extremely difficult 1-2 victory at Fortuna Sittard, Ajax is again three points ahead of the Eredivisie.

    The team from Amsterdam face a lot of opposition from the Limburgers, but are lucky to take the lead with an own goal from Sebastian Polter.

    Shortly after the break, Fortuna comes to the same level via Mickaël Tirpan.

    After a goal from Zakaria Labyad is rejected for hands, Sébastien Haller makes the winning goal after more than an hour.

    In the final phase Ajax still misses big opportunities from the counter and Polter still gets red.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    90 + 3 '

    Red card Fortuna Sittard!

    Sebastian Polter's disaster week is complete.

    Perhaps out of frustration, the striker puts his studs in Edson Álvarez's back of the knee.

    Referee Dennis Higler initially gives yellow, but changes it after looking back to red.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    89 'The number of opportunities that Ajax is missing is really staggering.

    Neres is released via Haller and Klaassen, but he does not shoot the ball enough in the corner.

    Tagliafico is then too late for the rebound.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    86 'Ajax can with no less than five men in the counter after losing the ball by Fortuna, but the team from Amsterdam is certainly not playing the best match of the season and are also unable to finish it now.

    The Ten Hag team makes it unnecessarily difficult for itself, but still seems to be leaving Sittard with three points.

    FC Twente-VVV-Venlo · in 2 days


    The kick-off at FC Twente-VVV-Venlo is also at 2.30 p.m.

    Here are the lineups of both teams.

    Newcomer Luciano Narsingh is sitting on the couch at Twente.

    FC Twente:


    Pleguezuelo, Dumic, Pierie, Smal;

    Bosch, Ilic, Zerrouki;

    Van Leeuwen, Danilo, Many.



    Dekker, Gelmi, Da Graca, Guwara;

    Janssen, Post, Machach;

    Van Crooy, Giakoumakis, John.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    82 'Tadic gets the chance to close the game after Klaassen cleverly gets the ball to his captain.

    However, the Serb does not seem to realize how much space he has and shoots wide too quickly.

    FC Utrecht-Sparta Rotterdam · in 2 days


    The ball will start rolling in De Galgenwaard at 2.30 pm.

    These are the lineups of Utrecht and Sparta.

    For the home team, acquisition Remco Balk starts on the bench.

    FC Utrecht:


    Ter Avest, St. Jago, Janssen, Warmerdam;

    Van de Streek, Van Overeem, Maher;

    Church, Dalmau, Ramselaar.

    Sparta Rotterdam:


    Abels, Beugelsdijk, Heylen, Meijers;

    Duarte, Mijnans, Harroui, Auassar;

    English, Thy.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    With a price tag of 22.5 million euros, you are expected to be there immediately, and Sébastien Haller shows that this certainly applies to him.

    In his first four matches for Ajax, he is good for a goal or assist every game.

    4 - Sébastien Haller is the second player to score or assist a goal in each of his first four Eredivisie games for @AFCAjax this century, after Kolbeinn Sigþórsson.



    Avatar Author OptaJohan Moment of places 12:46 - January 24, 2021

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    However, this goal by (the just visible) Sébastien Haller does count, so Ajax still has the lead.

    However, it remains minimal, so the Amsterdammers have to be careful.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    Zakaria Labyad works the ball in, but does so by hand and so the goal will not count.

    Fortuna Sittard-Ajax · in 2 days

    66 'The players of Fortuna Sittard are angry with the arbitration, because Lisandro Semedo went to the ground shortly before Haller's goal.

    However, the home team has little right to speak, because the football itself initially continued while Semedo was on the ground.

    The replay also shows that there was really nothing wrong in the duel between Semedo and Gravenberch.

    The VAR also comes to that conclusion and that is why this goal from Ajax simply counts.

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