Hello and welcome to this live blog!

My name is Menno Waebeke and I will keep you informed here about all matches this Saturday in the opening round of the Eredivisie.

  • RKC-AZ 


  • Heracles -PSV


  • LIVE:

  • Fortuna-Twente


  • LIVE:

  • Ajax-NEC


Fortuna-Twente · in one day

67 'Two debutants at FC Twente.

Michel Vlap and Michal Sadilek are ready for their first minutes in the shirt of the tukkers.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

After half an hour, Ajax is more than a generous 4-0 lead in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

A monster score threatens, although NEC now seems to be getting a little more control over the team from Amsterdam.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

25 'NEC trainer Rogier Meijer intervenes and changes.

The experienced Edgar Barreto comes on the field, he replaces Magnus Mattsson.

Fortuna-Twente · in one day

61' GOAL Fortuna Sittard!


Fortuna Sittard equalizes against FC Twente via Mats Seuntjens.

The midfielder is just short of offside and makes his first goal of the season on a pass from Toshio Lake.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

20' GOAL Ajax!


Where is this going?

Dusan Tadic blasts a deflected corner into the top left corner.

This is starting to look a bit like last season's 0-13 against VVV-Venlo.

NEC will not want to let it get that far today.

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Ajax-NEC · in one day

18 'There is almost the 3-1 of NEC!

Stekelenburg makes a hopeless mistake and slides the ball into Okita's feet.

The Belgian shoots 2 meters over.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

15' GOAL Ajax!


Oh no!

Another NEC own goal.

Bart van Rooij wants to play the ball back to the keeper with his chest, but does not do it well.

The VAR has to check it, but the ball has crossed the line well.

Ajax is already ahead 3-0 after fifteen minutes.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

11' GOAL Ajax!


It threatens to be a very painful evening for NEC.

Ajax quickly takes a 2-0 lead via Noussair Mazraoui.

The right back gave the assist on the 1-0, but can now easily head in the 2-0 after a perfect cross from Tadic.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

6' GOAL Ajax!


Ajax outclassed NEC in the first minutes of the match and that quickly leads to the first goal.

Sébastien Haller scores after a good cross from Mazraoui.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

4 'Ajax starts energetically.

Davy Klaassen is a toe-length short to tap in the 1-0.

NEC has been under a lot of pressure from the kick-off.

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Ajax-NEC · in one day

2 'There is immediately the first big chance of the game!

Davy Klaassen puts Haller alone in front of the keeper, but Branderhorst saves.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

Kick off! 

Bas Nijhuis has started the match between Ajax and NEC.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

Antony is also back in Amsterdam.

He proudly displays his gold medal he won with Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

Before the match, NEC captain Lasse Schöne will be put in the spotlight in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The Dane played seven seasons in Amsterdam and is officially saying goodbye to the public today.

Fortuna-Twente · in one day

36' GOAL FC Twente!


Ricky van Wolfswinkel did not have to wait very long for his first goal for FC Twente.

The 32-year-old striker is in the right place after a cross from Smal and can shoot the 0-1.

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Heracles-PSV · in one day


PSV easily beat Heracles Almelo 2-0.

The people from Eindhoven started stiffly, but did not run into problems in Almelo for a moment.

Before halftime, PSV took the lead via Bruma, in the second half Noni Madueke scored the second goal with a great goal.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

The Ajax supporters see an old acquaintance in NEC's line-up.

Lasse Schöne starts as captain in the base with the visitors from Nijmegen.

NEC setup:


Van Rooij, Marquez, Odenthal, El Karouani;

Schone, Proper;

Okita, Duelund, Mattsson;


Heracles-PSV · in one day

88 'Bucker prevents PSV's 3-0.

The Heracles goalkeeper makes a good save on a bet by Eran Zahavi.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

85 'Last changes on the side of PSV.

Armando Obispo and goalscorer Bruma enter the dressing room and are replaced by Nick Viergever and Ryan Thomas.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

83 'PSV has the match completely under control in the second half.

Heracles Almelo hardly comes to dangerous moments and PSV can comfortably lean on the 2-0 lead.

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Heracles-PSV · in one day

75' Huge miss by Ibrahim Sangaré.

The PSV Ivorian seems to be able to score easily, but encounters the leg of the lying goalkeeper Bucker.

Ajax-NEC · in one day

At Ajax, Edson Álvarez immediately returns to the base, Steven Berghuis also makes his competition debut for Ajax.

Daley Blind returns to defense.

Ajax line-up:


Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind;

Alvarez, Gravenberch, Klaassen;

Berghuis, Haller, Tadic.

Welcome back to the team, @EdsonAlvarez19!

⚡️ #ayanec


Author AFC AjaxMoment of places17: 45 - 14 August 2021

Heracles-PSV · in one day



Noni Madueke is played in Heracles' box.

The Englishman cleverly finds space between three defenders to play.

With his favorite left leg he shoots the ball dry past goalkeeper Bucker.

It is immediately his last action.

He is replaced by Cody Gakpo.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

63 'Heracles Almelo creates little in the second half, but it is still only 1-0.

And so the ball only has to fall right once for Heracles.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

59 'Both teams are making a lot of changes.

At Heracles we see three fresh names: Delano Burgzorg, Mohamed Amissi and Melih Ibrahimoglu coming in for Sinan Bakis, Bilal Basacikoglu and Luca de la Torre.

On the side of PSV, Eran Zahavi comes in, Yorbe Vertessen leaves.

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Fortuna-Twente · in one day

Kick off! 

Fortuna Sittard kicked off in Limburg and so the match between Fortuna and FC Twente has started.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

50 'The first big chance of the second half is for PSV.

Jordan Teze is cleared well by Götze, but the defender shows why he is not in the attack and shoots wide.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

46 'Both teams will make one substitution at the start of the second half.

At Heracles, Kasper Jakobsen joins the squad for Nikolai Laursen.

Mauro Júnior stayed behind in the dressing room at PSV.

He is relieved by Mario Götze.

Fortuna-Twente · in one day

At 8 p.m. Fortuna Sittard and FC Twente start their opening game in Sittard.

At Twente we see Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the starting line-up, the striker returns to the Eredivisie after four seasons. 

Line-up Fortuna Sittard:

Van Osch;

Rota, Angha, Janssen, Cox;

Ferati, Tekie, Seuntjens;

Musaba, Baghdadi, Hansson. 

FC Twente line-up:


Troupée, Pröpper, Oosterwolde, Smal;

Zerrouki, Bosch, Ilic;

Limnios, Van Wolfswinkel, Menig.

Heracles-PSV · in one day


PSV leads halfway through Almelo.

Heracles started the match fiercely, but slowly saw his powers drain.

PSV got better and better in the game and that resulted in Bruma's 1-0 just before half-time.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

45 'There was almost the second goal for Bruma!

The Portuguese has a great shot from distance, but his shot hits the outside of the post.

Heracles-PSV · in one day



It is completely open on the left for PSV.

Pröpper puts away Bruma who gets all the time and space to shoot the 1-0 past Bucker.

The people of Eindhoven are ahead in Almelo.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

31' Oops!

That's where Mvogo makes a big mistake.

The PSV goalie does not handle a weak shot by Vloet well, but is lucky that Bakis is then offside.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

29' Rapid counter from Heracles.

Bilal Basacikoglu is sent off by Rai Vloet.

Mauro Júnior has to pull the emergency brake and takes Basacikoglu down.

The Brazilian logically has to pay for that with a yellow card.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

27 'Davy Pröpper goes behind the free kick, but shoots well over Koen Bucker's goal.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

26 'Free kick in a very favorable position for PSV.

Fadiga floors Mauro Júnior and receives the yellow card from Danny Makkelie.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

24 'It goes up and down in Almelo.

After an outbreak of Vloet, PSV counterattacked.

Madueke comes in the box, but has been well blocked by the Heracles defense so far.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

19 'Good action by Madueke!

The wing attacker rounds the defense of Heracles, but his cross just doesn't reach Vertessen.

De La Torre can barely get away.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

18 'First big chance for PSV!

Davy Pröpper slashes from the edge of the box, but Bucker makes a fine save.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper replaces Blaswich who is not fit enough to join today.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

11 'The first shot of the match is credited to Bilal Basacikoglu.

The newcomer at Heracles comes in and shoots well over Mvogo's goal with the right.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

7 'Few big chances in the opening phase.

Heracles does not seem to intend to collapse much against PSV and regularly puts pressure on the Eindhoven team.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

Kick off! 

The ball rolls in Almelo.

Can PSV continue the top form of the past few weeks in the Eredivisie against Heracles?

André Ramalho wears the captain's armband with the absence of Cody Gakpo and Marco van Ginkel.

Heracles-PSV · in one day

Schmidt: 'We are not used to playing on artificial grass'

Unlike in recent weeks, PSV lacks Joël Drommel, Olivier Boscagli, Philipp Max, Marco van Ginkel, Mario Götze, Cody Gakpo and Eran Zahavi in ​​the basic line-up of trainer Roger schmidt.

The PSV trainer explains why at ESPN.

"We have already played five official matches. Moreover, today we are playing on artificial grass, which we are not used to. It is then better to protect your players every now and then and use some fresh guys. All our players have the quality to to play for PSV, so I don't foresee any problems."

Heracles-PSV · in one day

From Waalwijk we quickly go to Almelo where the match between Heracles and PSV will start at 6.45 pm.

PSV is in top form, the Eindhoven team took the Johan Cruijff Scale last week by beating Ajax 4-0 and won all four matches in the preliminary round of the Champions League.

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