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Eredivisie: PEC Zwolle, Feyenoord win

13 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 13/08/17 6:01pm

PEC Zwolle came from behind to open their Eredivisie account with a 4-2 victory over Roda JC that puts them among the pacesetters on the opening weekend.

New signing Simon Gustafson gave Roda the lead after 22 minutes but the home side were level on the stroke of half-time through Dirk Marcellis.

Eight minutes into the second half Zwolle went ahead for the first time through an Adil Auassar own goal.

But less than 10 minutes later Gustafson got his second of the game, this time from the penalty spot, to level the scores once more.

Mustafa Saymak restored Zwolle’s lead before Bram van Polen made the points safe for the home side with 15 minutes remaining.

Champions Feyenoord were 2-1 winners against FC Twente with goals from Nicolai Jorgensen and Steven Berghuis, while Fredrik Jensen netted what proved to be a consolation for the visitors.

There were three goals in the final ten minutes as Groningen and Heerenveen played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Heerenveen’s Morten Thorsby and Reza Ghoochannejhad put the visitors into a 2-0 lead before second-half goals by Lars Veldwijk and Mimoun Mahi levelled the score.

Thorsby’s second edged Heerenveen ahead with four minutes to play but Mahi struck again in the 88th minute to salvage a point.

Excelsior got their campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 win at Willem II.

An own goal by Willem II goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther, who was credited with the last touch following an Excelsior free-kick, gave the visitors the lead.

Zakaria El Azou put the visitors 2-0 up seven minutes into the second half before Fran Sol got Willem II’s consolation goal with 25 minutes to go.


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