Feyenoord pick up first win
A review of the weekend's action in Holland's Eredivisie, including Feyenoord's victory over NAC Breda.
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A hat-trick by Graziano Pelle guided Feyenoord to a 3-1 victory over NAC Breda as they claimed their first points of the new Eredivisie season.
Ronald Koeman's side finished third last season but had not picked up any points in three games.
Pelle opened the scoring after 38 minutes before pouncing again 60 seconds later to give the hosts a 2-0 half-time lead.
The Italian rounded off the scoring for Feyenoord nine minutes after the break and, although Joey Suk pulled one back after an hour, it made no difference to the final outcome.
Vitesse Arnhem claimed their first win of the season with Mike Havenaar's solitary goal halfway through the first half proving enough to secure a 1-0 victory over FC Twente.
FC Utrecht also secured their first victory of the season, downing AZ Alkmaar 2-0, as Steve De Ridder scored both goals after 54 and 66 minutes.
FC Groningen managed to scramble a 3-3 draw against Go Ahead Eagles with a late equaliser from Genero Zeefuik despite being reduced to nine men.
Go Ahead Eagles went ahead after 11 minutes through Marnix Kolder before Tjaronn Cherry levelled in first-half injury-time.
Kolder restored the lead three minutes after the break only for Krisztian Adorjan to draw Groningen level.
However, the hosts regained the lead through Xandro Schenk with a little more than half an hour remaining and their task appeared easier when Adorjan was sent off after 68 minutes.
He was followed down the tunnel just two minutes later by team-mate Timo Letschert but it did not derail the visitors who found the vital equaliser with three minutes remaining.
On Saturday, PEC Zwolle maintained their 100 per cent start to the season as they claimed a 2-0 win over Cambuur.
The newly-promoted outfit held their own for long periods against the league leaders but the quality eventually told as Guyon Fernandez opened the scoring in the 69th minute.
Rochdi Achenteh then netted with four minutes to go to make it four wins out of four for Ron Jans' men.
Park Ji-sung came off the bench to secure PSV Eindhoven a 1-1 draw at Heracles.
Lerin Duarte had put the home side after just six minutes and that looked like it might be enough until Park popped up with four minutes remaining to rescue a point for Philip Cocu's side.
NEC Nijmegen picked up their first point of the Eredivisie season in an eventful 2-2 draw with RKC Waalwijk.
The Nijmegen outfit had shipped five goals in each of their last two matches but looked well on their way to victory as Michael Higdon scored twice from the penalty spot to give them a 2-0 lead at the break.
But another spot kick from Sander Duits had RKC back in it and Aurelien Joachim grabbed the equaliser 20 minutes from time.
Roda JC claimed their second win of the season as they romped to a 4-0 win over ADO Den Haag.
Kees Luijckx opened the scoring after 25 minutes and Henk Dijkhuizen doubled the lead a minute before the break.
Mark-Jan Fledderus then made it 3-0 in the 53rd minute before Mitchell Donald completed the scoring 14 minutes from the end.
Ajax had to rely on sought-after midfielder Christian Eriksen to grab a 3-3 draw at Heerenveen after the champions blew a two-goal lead.
Eriksen struck in the 65th minute after the Amsterdammers had threatened to throw away all the points.
Goals from Niklas Moisander (13) and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (17) suggested an easy night was on the cards but by half-time the game had turned completely.
Alfred Finnbogason levelled matters with a quickfire double before Magnus Wolff Eikrem sent Heerenveen ahead a minute before the break.
Ajax lost 3-2 on the opening day at AZ Alkmaar and Eriksen at least ensured there was no repeat as he netted his second of the season.