Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog!

My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed about the four Sunday games in the Eredivisie.

  • Eredivisie

  • LIVE:

  • Ajax-Vitesse 


  • Heracles Almelo-NEC 


  • Program:

  • 4.45 pm: 


  • Result:

  • FC Utrecht-Feyenoord 3-1

Heracles Almelo-NEC a few seconds ago

Half an hour has also passed at Heracles Almelo-NEC and no goals have been scored there yet.

There have been no chances either.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago


GOAL Ajax! 


Edson Álvarez doubles Ajax's lead against Vitesse.

The defender heads the ball in from close range after a corner kick has been deflected.

Initially, the goal did not go through due to the Mexican's offside, but the repetition shows that the ball comes off the leg of Vitesse player Riechedly Bazoer and thus the offside rule is circumvented.

The VAR proves its worth in Amsterdam.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

31 'And there is the next chance for Ajax, which really does not benefit from the weak Vitesse.

Ryan Gravenberch's shot is touched by the leg of the flying in Sondre Tronstad and just misses the post.

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Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

28 'Dusan Tadic gets the crowd on the benches when he takes a pass from Daley Blind with his heel and then lays the ball for Sébastian Haller with his heel.

The striker hadn't counted on that and with an extreme effort comes a shot, which is once again turned by Vitesse goalkeeper Markus Schubert.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

24 'Ajax makes a gala performance of the Johan Cruijff ArenA and overwhelms Vitesse, but it can blame itself that it is 'only' 1-0.

For example, captain Dusan Tadic gets an imposed chance at the 2-0, but Vitesse goalkeeper Markus Schubert saves with both hands.

In the rebound, Tadic's attempt also goes high.

Vitesse gasps for breath.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag reminded the viewer of the Vitesse-Ajax before the match, when Antony played the Vitesse defense "drunk" according to Ten Hag.

This is also the case now.

The handy Antony is a plague for the Arnhem defense, which is on the squeak and crack.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

17 'And on the other hand, Ajax can easily reach 2-0.

After a nice kick by Maarten Stekelenburg and a good header from Sébastien Haller, Ryan Gravenberch outplays the Vitesse goalkeeper Markus Schubert, but his effort is taken off the goal line by Sondre Tronstad.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

16 'What an opportunity for Vitesse.

Inexplicably enough, Nikolai Frederiksen does not give the ball to the completely detached Matús Bero, who also scolds his teammate.

This should have been the 1-1 for the Arnhem team.

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Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Antony finally gets a base place from trainer Erik ten Hag after his golden Olympic Games with Brazil and crowns that after five minutes of play with a nice goal against Vitesse.

A lightning start for the right winger and his Amsterdam club.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

9 'Ajax has launched like a rocket in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and impresses with beautiful combination football and aggressive hunting against the weakly playing Vitesse.

The team from Amsterdam seems to have learned their lesson after the defeat against FC Twente.

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5' GOAL Ajax!


The match is less than five minutes old when Antony immediately breaks the spell in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The replacement for the passed Steven Berghuis promotes a nice heel from Noussair Mazraoui with a spike in the far corner to a goal.

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Kick off! 

The ball rolls in Amsterdam.

That means that Ajax-Vitesse has started.

The kick-off at Heracles Almelo-NEC is yet to come because there is a hole in a goal.

After a delay of about three minutes, the first whistle also sounded.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Overmars thinks that Neres and Tagliafico will stay

Director of football affairs Marc Overmars cannot yet say whether Nicolás Tagliafico and David Neres will leave Ajax.

"I still don't know. We have made agreements with Tagliafico and we keep them. It can still happen. That also applies to Neres. It all goes a bit slower and harder. The spots are busy in the front. But the chance is small that he leaves."

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Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Sébastien Haller was again the subject of discussion last week because the record purchase would not leave its mark on Ajax's game enough.

Did the Ivorian have his sights set this afternoon?

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

With the last position games Ajax is warming up for the important home match against Vitesse.

Ten minutes left until kick-off in Amsterdam.

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Ten Hag thinks Berghuis reserve turn is meaningless

According to trainer Erik ten Hag, it means nothing that Steven Berghuis starts on the bench in the home match against Vitesse.

"Antony is back and fit. In the previous game against Vitesse he played the whole left side drunk. I chose him especially for this game."

Ajax-Vitesse · a few seconds ago

Without the passed Steven Berghuis, Ajax is currently preparing for the home match against Vitesse.

After the draw against FC Twente, the team from Amsterdam must show recovery in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

The last Feyenoord coach to lose for the first time within three matches was Fred Rutten in 2014/2015.

Rutten lost 1-2 to FC Utrecht in De Kuip.

Feyenoord lost its last two official games of the season in all competitions, after being unbeaten in the first seven games (W6-G1-V2).

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FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

Feyenoord suffers first league


under Slot

Feyenoord suffers its first league defeat against FC Utrecht under the new trainer Arne Slot.

The Rotterdammers rightly lose 3-1 to FC Utrecht.

Luis Sinisterra gives Feyenoord the lead just before the break, but FC Utrecht comes alongside before the interruption via Willem Janssen and runs to 3-1 in the second half via Moussa Sylla and Simon Gustafson (penalty kick).

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

86 'Guus Til, like many other Feyenoord players, is a shadow of himself today and you can see that in this attempt.

His weak effort is first cracked by captain Willem Janssen and then he shoots through the leg of an FC Utrecht player into the side net.

A final offensive is still lacking at Feyenoord.

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80 'And another dot of a chance for FC Utrecht on the 4-1.

Moussa Sylla has his second goal of the afternoon on the boot, but he hits the ball over and wide.

Feyenoord now seems to be really going to bow in Stadion Galgenwaard.

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79 'There it is even almost 4-1 for FC Utrecht.

Substitute Joris van Overeem keeps the overview on the back line and puts the ball nicely wide on Mimoun Mahi, who also came in, but his bet can still be turned by Justin Bijlow.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

Still fifteen minutes to play in Stadion Galgenwaard and FC Utrecht still bravely hold their own against Feyenoord with the 3-1 lead in their pocket.

A final offensive is still in the cards for the Rotterdam team, but the lack of clout seems to break up the team of trainer Arne Slot for the first time this season.

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73 'Feyenoord must have seen it attackingly from Luis Sinisterra, but after his 0-1 FC Utrecht devised a plan to keep the graceful Colombian of the Rotterdam team from scoring.

That plan is simple: a siege in the area around the golden right leg of Sinisterra.

For now, the home team succeeds.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

71 'What an imposed chance for Bryan Linssen on the connecting goal.

The attacker has plenty of time and space to shoot Marcus Pedersen's low cross into Maarten Paes's goal, but half-falling he brushes the ball wide.

A missed opportunity for Feyenoord and especially Linssen.

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NEC with trusted eleven against Heracles

NEC trainer Rogier Meijer holds on to the success formation that convincingly won against PEC Zwolle last Friday.

That means that budding crowd favorite Ali Akman is once again at the forefront of the Nijmegen attack.

NEC setup: 


Van Rooij, Marquez, Odenthal, El Karouani;

Schone, Proper, Duelund;

Okita, Akman, Bruin.

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66 'What is suddenly happening here?

Referee Dennis Higler awards a penalty to Feyenoord after a sliding by Willem Janssen on Guus Til, but he again reverses his decision.

This time not on the advice of the VAR, but of the assistant referee along the line.

It's definitely not Higler's afternoon.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

65 'Feyenoord is still trying to do something about the 3-1 deficit at FC Utrecht, but clearly lacks the strength and conviction to be able to force something.

Thus, the likely arrival of mercenary Amad Diallo is not an unnecessary luxury.

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Tannane passed again at Vitesse

The position of Vitesse is also known.

Oussama Tannane, the trendsetter of last season, is once again on the couch with the Arnhem team.

The attacking midfielder still wants to leave Thomas Letsch's team, but he has not yet found a new club.

Much to his own frustration, Letsch has been keeping him on the bench for weeks.

Not without success, because Vitesse reached the group stage of the Conference League on Thursday at the expense of the Belgian superpower Anderlecht.

Vitesse line-up:


Dasa, Oroz, Bazoer, Hajek, Wittek;

Bero, Gboho, Tronstad;

Frederiksen, Openda.

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57 'Bryan Linssen has a beautiful piece of art in mind and it almost seems to work.

The attacker dives free on the right side of the FC Utrecht penalty area and tries to lift the ball over goalkeeper Maarten Paes.

That works, but the ball descends too slowly and ends up on the roof of the goal.

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The FC Utrecht players are in ecstasy after Moussa Sylla's 2-1, which is soon followed by Simon Gustafson's 3-1 from the penalty spot.

FC Utrecht is normally no longer allowed to give this away in Stadion Galgenwaard.

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51' GOAL FC Utrecht!


Simon Gustafson goes behind the ball himself and the Swedish Ice Rabbit makes no mistake from 11 meters.

He sends Justin Bijlow into the wrong corner and puts FC Utrecht on a comfortable 3-1 lead against Feyenoord, which threatens to suffer his first league defeat under trainer Arne Slot.

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Penalty for FC Utrecht! 

Referee Dennis Higler again points to the dot and this time too Tyrell Malacia is at the base.

He knocks down Simon Gustafson and gives Higler another reason to whistle.

The VAR does not reverse the penalty this time.

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48' GOAL FC Utrecht!


And whether the second half of FC Utrecht-Feyenoord offers immediate spectacle!

Moussa Sylla heads FC Utrecht ahead against Feyenoord immediately after the break.

The attacker, who replaces the absent Gyrano Kerk, extends a header from Mike van der Hoorn from a corner.

Goalkeeper Justin Bijlow has no chance.

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Kick off! 

The ball rolls again in Stadion Galgenwaard for the second half of FC Utrecht-Feyenoord.

Does the second act offer as much spectacle as the first half?

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Berghuis passed at Ajax, Antony plays

A striking change in Ajax's basic setup for the home match against Vitesse: Steven Berghuis was passed by trainer Erik ten Hag after the draw against FC Twente.

The coach chooses Antony as right winger.

The Brazilian recently returned from his gold Olympic Games in Tokyo and can do it right away for Ajax.

It is also striking that Nicolás Tagliafico, who is back from a suspension, starts on the bench.

Ajax line-up: 


Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind;

Alvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch;

Anthony, Haller, Tadic.

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Heracles Almelo and NEC will face each other at 2.30 pm in Erve Asito.

The home team could use a boost after the defeat against PSV and the draw against Sparta Rotterdam.

The promoted NEC has now got the good feeling after the victory over PEC Zwolle.

Heracles coach Frank Wormuth will soon send these eleven players onto the artificial grass field in Almelo.


up Heracles Almelo: 


Fadiga, Schoofs, Knoester, Roosken;

De la Torre, Vloet, Kiomourtzoglou;

Laurensen, Bakis, Basacikoglu.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

Captain Willem Janssen is thrilled after his equalizer deep in the first half against Feyenoord.

Mike van der Hoorn tries to fall into his arms.

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There is never a dull moment in this edition of FC Utrecht-Feyenoord and that is also reflected in the score thanks to goals deep in the first half.

After Luis Sinisterra's surprising opening goal, FC Utrecht rightly equalized in the last minute of injury time via captain Willem Janssen.

FC Utrecht has the better of the game and stacks chance after chance, but the return leaves much to be desired.

Incidentally, after seeing the images, referee Dennis Higler reverses a penalty kick for the home team.

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45+3' GOAL FC Utrecht!


On the stroke of half-time it is still equal in Utrecht and we can call that completely right.

Gernot Trauner misses Adam Maher's indirect free kick, allowing Anastasios Douvikas to easily put the ball wide on the detached Willem Janssen.

The captain simply slides in for an empty goal.

Galgenwaard Stadium explodes.

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45' GOAL Feyenoord!


Completely against the proportions, Feyenoord takes the lead and that is entirely thanks to the individual class of Luis Sinisterra.

The Colombian left winger threatens, dribbles and then hits the short corner with his right leg.

FC Utrecht is presented with the bill for missing all those opportunities.

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44 'Adam Maher is allowed to prepare for the free kick of about 25 meters, but the FC Utrecht midfielder does not do that convincingly.

The weak bet is easy prey for goalkeeper Justin Bijlow.

Feyenoord is again unscathed.

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42 'Referee Dennis Higler is clearly haggling in this match.

He now suddenly gives Tyrell Malacia a yellow card, while the left back of Feyenoord played the ball in a sliding tackle about 25 meters from Justin Bijlow's goal.

Higler has his hands full with this duel.

FC Utrecht-Feyenoord · a few seconds ago

36 'Anastasios Douvikas gets a dot of a chance on the opening goal on behalf of FC Utrecht.

After Alireza Jahanbakhsh loses the ball, the ball comes through Quinten Timber and Simon Gustafson into the feet of the Greek striker, who then shoots sky high.

He should have done more with that.

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