Willem II helped their cause at the bottom of the Eredivisie table with a 3-0 win over Groningen, but RKC Waalwijk remain in trouble.
Cristiano fired Willem II in front less than 60 seconds in against Groningen and the home side doubled their advantage through Anouar Hadouir before the break.
Hadouir got his second of the game with 20 minutes remaining as Willem II climbed above Heracles Almelo in the table.
Heracles drew 1-1 at NAC Breda, Arne Slot's opener for the hosts cancelled out by Igor Glusecevic after half-time.
Heerenveen were 1-0 winners over RKC Waalwijk thanks to Petter Hansson's (pictured) 30th minute effort at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.
In Saturday's final game, Sparta Rotterdam were thrashed 4-0 at home by NEC Nijmegen.
Edgar Barreto opened the scoring on 10 minutes but it took until after half-time for the floodgates to open.
Roy Beerens, Jonas Olsson and Brett Holman all scored within 15 minutes of the restart as the visitors ran out emphatic winners.