Saturday’s Eredivisie round-up

Excelsior moved into second spot of the Eredivise and sent Groningen to the foot of the table after securing a 2-0 win at the Stadion Woudestein.

A second-minute goal from defender Jurgen Mattheij set the tone for the game and the second goal was scored by midfielder Kevin Vermeulen in the 93rd minute as the away side were exposed on the break while searching for an equaliser.

Roda JC held Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam to a surprise 2-2 draw at the Amsterdam Arena thanks to a late goal from midfielder Tom Van Hyfte.

Peter Bosz’ side looked on course for all three points before the Belgian equalised one minute into stoppage time, canceling out an impressive first-half brace from 18-year-old Denmark striker Kasper Dolberg.

Adil Auassar deserves special mention for Roda after he combined well with Van Hyfte for the equaliser, also scoring in the 17th minute to cancel out Dolberg’s eighth minute opener.

Vitesse failed to capitalise on their opening day victory as they fell to ADO Den Haag 2-1 in front of their own fans at the GelreDome in Arnhem.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel opened the scoring for Vitas mid-way through the first-half but a brace from forward Gervane Kastaneer sees Zeljko Petrovic's side move into top spot.

In the last game on Saturday evening, Sparta Rotterdam picked up their first win since their return to the top-flight of Dutch football after forwards Loris Brogno's and Craig Goodwin's goals in each half secured a memorable win against PEC Zwolle at the Mac Park Stadion.

The oldest club in Netherlands played some attractive football and midfielder Stijn Spierings produced a man of the match performance with two crucial assists.

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