Football: PSV maintain lead over Ajax

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Saturday's Premier League action saw the top match between Ajax and PSV end in a disappointing goalless draw. As a result, PSV maintain their six-point lead over Ajax at the top of the table.

Ajax player Rasmus Lindgren was shown a red card in injury time. On Tuesday, the Amsterdam squad face another key match, a Champions League fixture against Real Madrid.

The match in the Amsterdam Arena went ahead without any PSV fans after supporter trains were cancelled due to a fire at a rail traffic control office. The Eindhoven club had been planning to ferry some 1,200 fans to Amsterdam.

Earlier on Saturday, FC Twente suffered its second defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to AZ. For a long hour, Twente played with one man down after Douglas had been shown a red card.

Albert Ferrer Vitesse overtook Feyenoord thanks to a 2-0 victory over Heracles Almelo. It was Vitesse's first match with their new coach, Albert Ferrer.

Excelsior won the first of the ten fixtures they have has played so far, defeating VVV Venlo 1-0 at a home game in Rotterdam.

Crooked De Graafschap, playing home, beat Roda JC 3-1. All three of De Graafschap's goals were scored by striker Rydell Poepon, who took a bad knock on his nose netting his second. Bleeding profusely, Poepon dryly remarked: "Looks rather crooked--must be broken."

Sunday will see the following Premier League matches contested: FC Groningen - Feyenoord sc Heerenveen - Willem II ADO Den Haag - NAC Breda FC Utrecht - NEC


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